Originally Posted by paulerxx
In a few years you'll notice the R9 390 destroying the GTX 970, just as you'll see a HD7870 beating a GTX 7770, 280x outclassing a TITAN , etc. Who cares about the 380x? You didn't even mention how a R7 370 = HD7850 instead of a HD7870/270X.
HD7850 launched for $200 in 2012.... R7 370 $150. 2015
GPU's have been progressing like a slug. We need another 8800GTX/290x thrown into the mix.
It has been progressing like a slug, its pretty bad really.
Hopefully Pascal and Polaris will be a massive jump so we can have another 8800 or at-least a 7950/7970.
The longevity of those cards is absolutely mind blowing, those are 4 year old GPUs and they're still battling it out in the market with their Tonga incarnations, its amazing how the original GCN 1.0 versions are doing just as good too.
They're GPUs that released 4 years ago which are still relevant, so relevant that NVIDIA released the GTX 960 to battle against the Tonga incarnation of the 7950.