Originally Posted by FearzUSA Why do people say drivers won't add good increase in performance ?
Am I the only one who remembers the 7970 getting spanked by the 680 until AMD released new drivers which put the 7970 as the king ?
This card is a Titan killer, hands down.
If this card is priced 550-650 I am fine with buying it.
It may be a bit slower then a titan when it comes to over clocking, but hey, if AMD true sound or whatever is as good as they say it is (I know its a sound card and bla bla bla) I'm going to be happy with this card, I have a MOBO soundboard, so I am hoping this will add some spice into my sound in gaming.
If It will give me 100+ Fps in bf4 on low settings besides 2 or 3 being on ultra, I am going to be stoked.
I know most of you are going from a "OVERCLOCKING KING" stand point, but most of the people buying these cards are gamers. 9/10 of them aren't even going to bother to try to over clock these cards(I will 8D)
Because it is not a new architecture. The huge gains that the 7970 got were because those drivers were the first to really take advantage of the GCN architecture. The 290X is still based off of GCN (GCN 2.0), so there will be no giant gains like the 7970 got. Now there should be some gains over time, but nothing earth shattering.