Originally Posted by Juub
Agreed. I was also wondering why the 7900 cards were selling for so cheap but now I'm starting to think AMD wants to get rid of them before the new line-up so they won't cannibalize the sales of their new gen cards because they won't be that far apart. Kinda like Apple promptly removed its iPad 3rd gen from its store in favor of the iPad with retina display(4th gen iPad). These devices are virtually identical aside from the fact the 4th gen has a faster CPU. Funny thing is they advertise it as "with retina display" when the 3rd gen already had it.
your logic is wrong. AMD has clearly hinted that Hawaii XT is coming at traditional enthusiast price point. that says the price is going to be a max of USD 550. Hawaii Pro might be slotted for selling at USD 400 - 450. faster at stock with better perf/watt and much higher overclocking headroom than HD 7970 Ghz. all for a very good price. then who would buy the HD 7970 Ghz cards selling for USD 400.
Moreover AMD is going to release R9-280X with a Tahit XTL chip. this could be a tweaked Tahiti, maybe a new stepping for better perf/watt. This will come in USD 300 - 350. so you see AMD is clearing stock so that they are not left with a pile of unsold cards in the channel.
Hawaii XT performance between GTX 780 and GTX Titan wouldn't be a surprise.
Originally Posted by Alatar
Don't worry, with the latest die size information (coming straight from AMD) it's pretty clear that we're not going to see 780 level clock for clock performance and AMD's card clocking as well as 780s is quite unlikely.
How do you know for sure ? Atleast lets wait and see when reviews come out.