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Polaris will be Samsung/GloFo 14nm LPP, which just entered into mass production at Samsung about a week ago, IIRC.

I think you also underestimate just how much goes into bringing a new product to market - especially with a new process and new architecture occurring at the same time. Every tiny issue can be a month or two delay.

In the meantime is there a single gpu that can beat out my dual 7970s for a reasonable price?
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In the meantime is there a single gpu that can beat out my dual 7970s for a reasonable price?

I think you'll be hard pushed to find one. As an owner of 2x Sapphire 7970 6GB cards i've yet to have a problem. Even games like GTA V, Watch dogs and The Witcher 3, upon release date didn't run bad at all.

Let's see what this years cards bring, shall we?
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I think you'll be hard pushed to find one. As an owner of 2x Sapphire 7970 6GB cards i've yet to have a problem. Even games like GTA V, Watch dogs and The Witcher 3, upon release date didn't run bad at all.

Let's see what this years cards bring, shall we?

Yeah, I feel the same way. Right now though I'm thinking of going from my sig rig to Mitx and I will need a single card that at least matches my dual 7970s.
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Just release the cards already!!
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Just release the cards already!!
This a hundred times. I really need to upgrade.
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This is fantastic news for someone who has a dying graphics card.
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In the meantime is there a single gpu that can beat out my dual 7970s for a reasonable price?

Pretty sure the Fury X does exactly that.

A single Fury X has twice the shaders as the 7970, so it has the same as two 7970s - but the architecture is quite updated on the Fury X, so the difference is even greater. It also has HBM, so it has superior bandwidth.. And, of course, it doesn't have the overhead of crossfire...

While the Fury X can't outpace the 295x2/290CF, it should be able to outpace the 7970x2/CF.

Whether or not it would be a worthwhile upgrade is entirely up to you. I'd say yes if Polaris weren't so close already and promising even higher levels of performance at much lower power draw.
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fury x is double Tahiti but not double tonga .
    
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Let the party being
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Middle of this year is a long timr as far as graphics cards go. There is always something new every six months or so.

Not really. We have been on the same technology as far as GPUs is concerned for about 4 years. Just minor revisions/tweaks over the course of that time. As compared to the change that we are about to get from both.
    
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