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Originally Posted by mtcn77 View Post

Ht4u.net says hi.

Thanks for providing a link that confirms what I was saying even though you had no intention of it.

We were discussing why the 7870 beats the 660ti in certain areas and someone incorrectly said it was memory bandwidth.

When you filter your link down to 1440p testing the 7870 and 660ti with highest AA, the 660ti still wins in a bunch of newer games like Hitman, Far Cry 3, Battlefield and Tomb Raider.

So either lack of optimizations or game coding is a better explanation.
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They've certainly managed to get me hyped for this release, if they can actually deliver the performance at a lower price than NVIDIA then these will be swept off the shelves.

The 7970 delivered the performance at a lower price for most of it's life cycle and it wasn't swept off the shelves.
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Looks pretty
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Woohoo can't wait for this! I just sold my 6950's in anticipation of the release!
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Was going planning to buy a 780 for my new rig coming up here in november, but that might be changing if this card is as good as they say. wink.gif
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1. Compare Titan with Tahiti. Count transistors. Now read about Hawaii.
Makes perfect sense building up bigger die with more transistors and wider memory bus. Nvidia used same approach with Titan. Its a bigger chip with wider memory bus when compared to 6xx series.

2. 512bit bus
Also makes sense. Somebody came with an idea that "Tahiti is slow on 4k" (cant test, such displays are not available here). 512bit bus with 4gb Vram will add enough performance for more displays in Eyefinity or on Higher resolutions.

3. Titan killer
Tahiti clocked to 1100Mhz is on similar performance level as stock Titan. I am not talking about benchmarks which were released on webs, i talk about tests i did myself. But when writing about reviews, soon after Titan AMD released GHz versions of Tahiti, claiming it has more performance as Titan. That was not completely confirmed, but I call it a draw... smile.gif

Fact is that Nvidia has to reveal new design to compete Hawaii. Adding more compute units will not work until 20nm.
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Multicard drivers that offer a consistent experience would be awesome AMD. 512 bus and 4GB VRAM do a flipping lot of good when most AAA titles have insane and unusable amounts of stutter.
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I'm wondering when everyone is finally going to realize this is not the R9-280x(the 7970 replacement),it's the next step above.The 280x will be priced in the $500 range and will compete with the GTX 780. The 290X will BEAT Titan. thumb.gif

Why does everyone think it'll be priced at 500 dollars? Why would you release a brand new card that comes close to Nvidia's 780 that's priced at 649.99 and price it at 500? To appease amd fans? lachen.gif If it's close to the 780 it will be 600 dollars. If it's not close to the 780 it'll be priced lower.

I can hear amd fans already complaining about the price when its finally released
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1. Compare Titan with Tahiti. Count transistors. Now read about Hawaii.
Makes perfect sense building up bigger die with more transistors and wider memory bus. Nvidia used same approach with Titan. Its a bigger chip with wider memory bus when compared to 6xx series.

2. 512bit bus
Also makes sense. Somebody came with an idea that "Tahiti is slow on 4k" (cant test, such displays are not available here). 512bit bus with 4gb Vram will add enough performance for more displays in Eyefinity or on Higher resolutions.

3. Titan killer
Tahiti clocked to 1100Mhz is on similar performance level as stock Titan. I am not talking about benchmarks which were released on webs, i talk about tests i did myself. But when writing about reviews, soon after Titan AMD released GHz versions of Tahiti, claiming it has more performance as Titan. That was not completely confirmed, but I call it a draw... smile.gif

Fact is that Nvidia has to reveal new design to compete Hawaii. Adding more compute units will not work until 20nm.

The ghz edition 7970 was released way before titan... and secondly a 1200mhz 7970 would only be on par or beat a titan in a very AMD favoring game, and even then that's rare. Your tests are invalid. I own a 7970GE I usually keep at 1225mhz core / 1650mhz mem and it's not up to par with the Titan in 99% of cases.
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