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post #341 of 1990
It will be interesting to see the Bench rigs and the difference using a AMD vs Intel CPU's, and GPU/Memory clocks when we look back on some of the performance targets alluded to during the live event. What shocks me is that normally by now we would have heard some underground review from Shenzin, China, or from the mountains of Norway etc...

Total info blackout, and for all it gave us, AMD's media event was NDA only.

The live stream was a complete waste of effort on their part imo. Except for the Audio reveal. That was Huge , causing water cooled systems to implode and babies to cry. Audio will never be the same on PC's! 1ST!!! rolleyes.gif
Edited by Ghoxt - 9/27/13 at 6:38am
post #342 of 1990
Well, I'm hoping AMD gives the REAL specs and costs soon. To me, the only thing more idiotic than paying $4000 for 4 Titans is placing a pre-order for a video card where the spec's and prices haven't been given.
post #343 of 1990
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were are we seeing this supposed 384bit? all i see is 512 for tpu.
Damn! They again edited their page, AGAIN! It was 384-bit and 6.40 GHz memory clock and now 512-bit with 5.00 GHz. mad.gif Thanks btw.
post #344 of 1990
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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.

As far as I know Mantle or any proprietary api is bad for the PC industry. The consumer always wins when hardware companies compete on a level playing field. Instead of a level playing field its more like AMD is trying to clear the playing field this time around.
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yeah if the specs keep coming down and down and eventually turn out to be true, not really a reason to drop 780/titans to sidegrade to these, even if theyre 50 bucks less, nvidia will follow suit and probably drop 50 bucks off also, im still hoping that amd isnt saying anything about specs so they can blow our minds when they release em, but things arent looking that way atm, unless you factor in mantle lol.
Yeah, I don't think I will move from what I have right now, no... Conscientiously, I wasn't expecting AMD to "blow our minds" by keeping the specs secret; although, my inner child was kinda wishing that. From what I saw in the AMD live streaming -- mostly, because of what I DIDN'T see --, I don't think I will be giving myself a R9 290X Christmas present, after all.frown.gif
"Hope" is the last thing to die. Let's see what October brings to us. Until then, is all speculation.
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I think this card is going to finally be a worthy upgrade from the 580sc..
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As far as I know Mantle or any proprietary api is bad for the PC industry. The consumer always wins when hardware companies compete on a level playing field. Instead of a level playing field its more like AMD is trying to clear the playing field this time around.

Yeah I argued that most of the day yesterday then gave up. We're on the same page wink.gif

I think it's interesting but potentially very dangerous for the industry and competition.
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I think this card is going to finally be a worthy upgrade from the 580sc..

I have been waiting for the same thing. The 580 is such a great card, especially for single 1080p monitors, that it has been making upgrading lately a very difficult decision.
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I have been waiting for the same thing. The 580 is such a great card, especially for single 1080p monitors, that it has been making upgrading lately a very difficult decision.

Yes I am in the same boat. I am at 1920x1200 and the 580 has simply OC'd enough to fit my needs or else the stock setting were enough to butter most games right up. I have only seen a couple options as a reasonable upgrade..

1. 780 expensive but beastly

2. 760 SLI really good performance for a good price

3. 290x which is really catching my eye as an option lately. I am waiting for real world benchmarks.
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What I wonder is how fast we can get waterblocks for the 290x.
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