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What's the difference between a GeForce 8800, 9800 and a GTS 250 again...
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It's $30 extra for 2Gb worth it IMO


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The way I look at it is people who tend to buy in this price segment don't usually upgrade all that often. If an extra $30 gets you extra 2Gb for games 1-2 years down the road why wouldn't you? E-peen has nothing to do with it.
    
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Even though everyone knows its a exact rebrand you still made a comment like this?

After all the "what a great value this card will be" comments, yes, it's worthy of a comment considering it is actually more expensive than a 7970GE today. You can get an Asus 7970 DC2 for $267 AR at Newegg right now. So getting basically the same card for $309 is supposed to be good for consumers?
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There are Skyrim mods that can eat up more than 2 GB...Its really not bad to see more Vram since it really helps with more vram intensive games in the future....especially with games that have 4k texture maps on game assets....
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$299 for card that is barely faster than a  670?

 

I think I will wait for prices to come down for the GTX 780.

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The way I look at it is people who tend to buy in this price segment don't usually upgrade all that often. If an extra $30 gets you extra 2Gb for games 1-2 years down the road why wouldn't you? E-peen has nothing to do with it.


Your card will run out of horse-power for those future games before they take advantage of the extra vram. If you read the review I posted, it discuss this more in depth how the vram is not going to reach that high and sustain playable fps. I'm sure on a professional level it may help but its more marketing gimmick then anything. Use that extra cash for waterblocks smile.gif
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After all the "what a great value this card will be" comments, yes, it's worthy of a comment considering it is actually more expensive than a 7970GE today. You can get an Asus 7970 DC2 for $267 AR at Newegg right now. So getting basically the same card for $309 is supposed to be good for consumers?
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I'm quite frankly disappointed by the R9 270X - seems (marginally) slower than the 7950 Boost, has lower vram, and is basically the same price, or more expensive after rebates. What a shame frown.gif

Well it's Pitcairn so it's understandable though i agree i would rather see the 270x at 200$ be Tahiti Pro re-badged rather than a tweaked 7870. Or have a R9 280 at 200$ that is Tahiti Pro. On Guru3d's review despite the 50mhz clock disadvantage the 280x seemed to beat the 7970Ghz/770 majority of the time. Of course we're talking about a negligible difference, but still.
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Even though everyone knows its a exact rebrand you still made a comment like this?
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It's funny, don't take it personally.

2010 is just picking..it's all in good fun thumb.gif
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Can the 280X be xfired with a 7970/7950?

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