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post #11 of 15
780 is more powerful right now, but when mantle is implemented you can expect some games to perform better on a 7970 than a 780. When you consider the difference in price, the 7970 is clearly the better buy.
post #12 of 15
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Originally Posted by 8mm View Post

780 is more powerful right now, but when mantle is implemented you can expect some games to perform better on a 7970 than a 780. When you consider the difference in price, the 7970 is clearly the better buy.

This is COMPLETE speculation, as we don't know how well Mantle will be implemented, what kind of performance boosts it will bring, and what games will support it.

That beind said, Mantle COULD be a major blow to Nvidia, although I don't think it's realistic to expect that.

I said it before, and I'll say it again: if you don't need to buy right away, wait a few weeks to see what the R9 lineup brings, and of Nvidia drops some prices as well.
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Can you wait for the r9 290x?
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post #14 of 15
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This is COMPLETE speculation, as we don't know how well Mantle will be implemented, what kind of performance boosts it will bring, and what games will support it.

That beind said, Mantle COULD be a major blow to Nvidia, although I don't think it's realistic to expect that.

I said it before, and I'll say it again: if you don't need to buy right away, wait a few weeks to see what the R9 lineup brings, and of Nvidia drops some prices as well.

Based on how well consoles are able to run games on their limited hardware, it's reasonable to expect that similar coding for PC games will show quite impressive numbers. I would not be shocked at all to see a 7970 outperforming a 780 on some games such as BF4 with the implementation of Mantle.
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Based on how well consoles are able to run games on their limited hardware, it's reasonable to expect that similar coding for PC games will show quite impressive numbers. I would not be shocked at all to see a 7970 outperforming a 780 on some games such as BF4 with the implementation of Mantle.

 

No, it very much is unreasonable to expect anything. You are talking pure speculation.

 

The only thing we know right now, is the 9X draw calls, which if you actually look at it from a technical standpoint, that's about the difference of something being drawn every 0.2ms, vs 2 ms. Which in the end would only amount to around a 1-4 fps increase.

 

And on the topic of consoles, if you've even been following all of the news surrounding them, they aren't doing well at all on their limited hardware, even after having games coded straight to the metal.

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