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post #11 of 28
Hot doggie! sign me up for 2!


EDIT: after consulting with my bank account I have determined I can a afford only 1/4 of this card.
post #12 of 28
DDR4 can run much higher clocks than DDR3 yes... but i thought the latencies were increased? DDR3 can run tighter timings, yes?

anyways im gonna be stubborn and say who cares, i made the right choice by jumping in straight away.... lol. helps me come to terms anyway.
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post #13 of 28
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anyways im gonna be stubborn and say who cares, i made the right choice by jumping in straight away.... lol. helps me come to terms anyway.
You are man enough to admit your opinion comes from a bias point of view, so you're a step ahead of most people on these forums in that respect. Though in this case, you probably wouldn't notice much of a difference, and I expect the new GDDR4 3870X2 to be more expensive.
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You are man enough to admit your opinion comes from a bias point of view, so you're a step ahead of most people on these forums in that respect. Though in this case, you probably wouldn't notice much of a difference, and I expect the new GDDR4 3870X2 to be more expensive.
lol cheers man.

yeah i really like the idea of higher memory clocks, but i am interested to see what that really will achieve.

what i would really like to see in this new revision, is cooler running temps. DDR4 should achieve that.
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all ATI has to do now is have this version, and then make a 2gb GDDR4 version for $500.
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all ATI has to do now is have this version, and then make a 2gb GDDR4 version for $500.
Unless the bus width is at least 512bit, I wouldn't think that card would live up to its potential.
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post #17 of 28
I think the biggest advantage with the gddr4 version would be its ability to match up with the single hd 3870 gddr4 reference card in crossfireX. At least thats what I want one for. I hope HIS comes out with a gddr4 3870x2 with the iceQ 3 cooler
    
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I really don't think DDR4 is going to make much of a difference. It sure didn't seem to matter with the HD2900XTs. And that picture of the PowerColor box looks photoshopped.
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post #19 of 28
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I really don't think DDR4 is going to make much of a difference. It sure didn't seem to matter with the HD2900XTs. And that picture of the PowerColor box looks photoshopped.
GDDR4 is no better than GDDR3 at the same clock speed and timings if it works anything like SDRAM. What makes GDDR4 better is that it can be clocked higher.

Was there even a GDDR3 2900XT for you to compare against?
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7900gtx cooler ???????
    
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