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post #331 of 1990
Amd got us all on our toes. The hype and anticipation prior to the release is so tense. That could either lead to great outcome or a huge frustration. In the meantime I'm waiting for black Friday. That might be a new 7990 for me and placing my old 7970 in the old rig. Right now patience is the only solution :beer:

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post #332 of 1990
So I'm considering preordering one of these if it's under $600 with BF4 included, but I don't know if it's worth it. Only reason I say that is because I'm not and never have been a fan of stock blower designs. I would almost rather wait for a windforce or lightning version of the card to come out, but at the same time, I need a new GPU by the time BF4 comes out (my GTX 260 can only get me so far...).

Thoughts?

Plus, with BF4 included I'm basically considering the card being $50 off and looking at it as though it's $550 instead of $600 because I would be buying BF4 anyways.
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So I'm considering preordering one of these if it's under $600 with BF4 included, but I don't know if it's worth it. Only reason I say that is because I'm not and never have been a fan of stock blower designs. I would almost rather wait for a windforce or lightning version of the card to come out, but at the same time, I need a new GPU by the time BF4 comes out (my GTX 260 can only get me so far...).

Thoughts?

Plus, with BF4 included I'm basically considering the card being $50 off and looking at it as though it's $550 instead of $600 because I would be buying BF4 anyways.
Reference has the advantage of water cooling upgrade. If that helps you feel better about the purchase.
post #334 of 1990
Lol what a trash article. We already know about the 4gb and the 300+ bandwidth. No way that this card will come with 3gb or 6gb or even 384 bit bus.
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post #335 of 1990
What's with the rumor specs getting lower and lower? The rumor now that there will only be a 384-bit bus is now in the wild. And not an official word from anyone who should know. I'll take it with a grain of salt. I'm hoping Titan prices come down a notch but if the R9 cannot match (stable OC) that OCN members have done with firmware & config changes on the 780 and Titan, i'll just buy another Titan if I get the itch.

And to be clear, those of us sitting on Titan's or 780's, what are we expecting here really? Are we expecting some AMD monster frame rate increase to launch the genre forward and provide headroom for Liquids and Fluid dynamics? No. No one is expecting that. This seems to be just the normal incremental leap - frog game, getting no closer to photorealism in my lifetime. I know I ask too much for my money... wink.gif
post #336 of 1990
were are we seeing this supposed 384bit? all i see is 512 for tpu.
    
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Reference has the advantage of water cooling upgrade. If that helps you feel better about the purchase.


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post #338 of 1990
Pretty anxious to see some reviews of it. Judging by the AMD slides it scores around 8k points on firestrike perf preset, way lower than a titan right?
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post #339 of 1990
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Pretty anxious to see some reviews of it. Judging by the AMD slides it scores around 8k points on firestrike perf preset, way lower than a titan right?

Yeah I get about 10500 in Firestrike. I don't know what CPU AMD is running but it's still not very impressive. The only interesting thing about the card, besides possibly the price, is Mantle. If it takes off, Nvidia and its users will be left in an awkward place. If it doesn't, looks like business as usual. AMD will have the price advantage but the new cards seem to be plugging gaps in AMD's product line as opposed to forcing prices lower across the board.
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post #340 of 1990
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So I'm considering preordering one of these if it's under $600 with BF4 included, but I don't know if it's worth it. Only reason I say that is because I'm not and never have been a fan of stock blower designs. I would almost rather wait for a windforce or lightning version of the card to come out, but at the same time, I need a new GPU by the time BF4 comes out (my GTX 260 can only get me so far...).

Thoughts?

Plus, with BF4 included I'm basically considering the card being $50 off and looking at it as though it's $550 instead of $600 because I would be buying BF4 anyways.





Wait for some real data and reviews before making your decision. No point jumping on a bandwagon that may turn out to be a train wreck. just saying tongue.gif
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