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Looking good. 5870 will be used for their new iteration of cards ( I assume). Good to see they are working closer to perfect the design for this build, instead of just using a factory overclock.
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I don't believe the 8800GTX ever really needed a 384-bit bus size. You are right about the memory though. From next generation, all high end graphics card should have a 1GB memory buffer.
Um, are you on the right forum?

But seriously, I believe the larger bus was one of the reasons (along with the increased capacity) why the 8800GTX still performed near (or even better in some tests, IIRC) as the 9800GTX at high resolutions/high detail, even though the latter had superior GPU/shader/mem clockspeeds.
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Um, are you on the right forum?

But seriously, I believe the larger bus was one of the reasons (along with the increased capacity) why the 8800GTX still performed near (or even better in some tests, IIRC) as the 9800GTX at high resolutions/high detail, even though the latter had superior GPU/shader/mem clockspeeds.
Yeah they should bring back the 384-bit bus (if not for the high end, then for the next gen's equivalent of the 8800GT)

384-bit isn't as expensive as 448 or 512-bit but it's still better than 256-bit

Imagine 384-bit paired with GDDR5
Great balance of price and performance
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Will wait before i judge.
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It better be at least 850core for the stock RV790, with factory overclocked variants at 900core+.
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