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post #21 of 1055
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I thought they were going to change the cooling system for this series?

Yea, designed in cooperation with Sapphire iirc
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I am hoping that this card will put the hurt on nvidia big time. Compition needs to return to the high end gpu market. The day of reference x80 being 600+ needs to come to a end.

Unless amd plays the high price game and charges 700 if it beats a 780. Which wouldn't surprise me
post #23 of 1055
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512 bit! nice.

The million dollar question is (imho) will the GPU core be powerful enough to utilize all that memory bandwidth and VRAM???

7970's generally don't have a problem as is pushing 3gb as most can easily get 1600mhz+ out of the mem and 1200 on the core. With the improvements made (assuming this is true) I don't see an extra gb really making a huge deal of difference as to handling it. Now that said, that's when you look at games with high res textures and mods - a game on let's say Crysis 3's level or above that also needs 3gb+ ram is another story and it will struggle a bit more, just as a 780 or titan would.

Bare in mind, though assuming it is a 512bit bus, the memory clocks will probably be lower, too. I'm pulling roughly 308gb/s bandwidth with a 1600mhz mem clock as is on a 384bit bus - a 512bit bus can match that with far lower clocks.
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post #24 of 1055
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512 bit! nice.

The million dollar question is (imho) will the GPU core be powerful enough to utilize all that memory bandwidth and VRAM???


Amd use more vram on their cards because when you use 2 of em in high res you dont get bottleneck.
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I agreee tooo!!!

Third-ed. Love me some matte black minimalistic cards. If this were to be the final reference coolers, I'd do my utmost best to hunt one down in the UK.
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post #26 of 1055
Where is alatar??? u will eat your words and u will end up buying a R9 290X biggrin.gif

512-bit and 4gb memory FTW
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Where is alatar??? u will eat your words and u will end up buying a R9 290X biggrin.gif

512-bit and 4gb memory FTW
He posted the damn the thread, genius.
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Dat minimalist shroud design and 512-bit memory....can't wait for benchmarks on that beast wheee.gif
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512-bit makes no sense if this is true. GCN doesn't need more bandwith.

Would be interested in seeing how AMD improves the architecture to warrant 512-bit.
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post #30 of 1055
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512-bit makes no sense if this is true. GCN doesn't need more bandwith.

Would be interested in seeing how AMD improves the architecture to warrant 512-bit.


It makes sense if you calculate HSA too
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