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I call it a 7870 for the same reason I equate 270(X)s with them: 1280 SPUs/80 TMUs/32 ROPs and 2GB VRAM reference on a 256-bit bus. Sure, the 270(X)s are Curaco, not Pitcairn, but it's basically the same chip.

...Oh yeah, keyboards! That's what I'm using to type this! It's scissor switch and I really wish I could cram something mechanical in a laptop form-factor with too much modification.
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blackwidow ultimate for the win people.
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Originally Posted by FranBunnyFFXII View Post

the 7970M is a Thames chip which is based on the WIMBLEDON XT chip, which both the thames and wimbledon are based on the Pitcairn, But the thames chip has locked voltages on the VRAM and the card has rather limited power overall.
its similar to a 7870, but its really limited. I just dont get why the price is so absurd.



OH LIKE SO
my best friends are gamers too, we go to lan parties and stuff and we all have mechanical keyboards right? Well this was the end result of my friend Tom getting a hold of that Model M

https://vine.co/v/hFjh7aj2Y9e

Size, thermal threshold, etc. While the chip is already in a limited form, it's even more limited to get one capable of the (generally) higher thermal threshold that a laptop needs. Size is a big factor, too. It's why unlocked phones are expensive. The power they provide in such a small size is why they carry such a high premium.
 
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Unlocked phones are expensive because Sprint/T-Mobile/ATT can't sell it to you cheap and force you into a contract. There's no hardware reason for it.
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Originally Posted by CynicalUnicorn View Post

Unlocked phones are expensive because Sprint/T-Mobile/ATT can't sell it to you cheap and force you into a contract. There's no hardware reason for it.

Yeah, that's part of it, but LTE and other cellular licensing is also part of it. Actual hardware costs have gone down, though.
 
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Originally Posted by CynicalUnicorn View Post

Unlocked phones are expensive because Sprint/T-Mobile/ATT can't sell it to you cheap and force you into a contract. There's no hardware reason for it.

I want a nokia lumina 1020 but they are 660$ unlocked :/

that camera though...
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Originally Posted by Tator Tot View Post

Hush, I'm not here. 

In other news: Paradigm has good news coming. Spoiler alert, he already knows what it most likely is. 

Tator, I always see you on here tongue.gif
Don't be frontin' yo
Quote:
Originally Posted by zflamewing View Post

As you stated changing key caps will change the visual appearance, possibly the sound timbre of using the keyboard, and the possible change in feel of the key surface depending on material it's crafted form are correct. There's also the shape, height, and angle of the key cap surface as well which will alter the typing experience as well. Is it enough to justify the cost of a set of custom key caps? That's purely a personal preference.

It can be likened to the custom hand crafted key cap and it's related prices a few pages back....to some the difficulty getting them and the price they cost are worth it, while others don't see it as worthwhile. To me it's one of the beautiful things about the enthusiast community, there's so many different facets to explore and delve into and some days I think we're merely the tip of the proverbial iceberg
Have you been using the rubber dome keyboards again?

Oh, like I said, not knocking it at all.
Just at this very moment, I'm not into paying that.

I was just saying as to why there's a reason some people aren't willing to spend that much on keys when they will on other components.
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Originally Posted by HPE1000 View Post

I think mobile processors are high binned, plus you pay for the mobility.

My filco gets here tomorrow.

I think I am going to get a keycap set from unicomp for the kishsaver, they said they could hook me up for the odd keys that are missing, once again unicomps customer service is just awesome. You get answers in just a couple hours most times.

I think that would be the best way to go about it. I was amazed when my order showed up in 2 days (including custom printed keys). thumb.gif With the age of that board, it is a good idea to replace them anyways as the sliders wear and start to get loose resulting in a sloppy feeling and binding on the larger keys. When I replaced the rt shift on my M, I was amazed at how much better it felt. Looked closely at the stock shift key and noticed that the very bottom of the slider was wearing thin on the left side causing it to bind.
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What material are those keycaps?

ABS. Anytime it's doubleshots, assume ABS. Only when it's dyesub or lasered is PBT or POM a viable option. Right now the only company really doing doubleshot PBT is Vortex.
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LOL
Seriously who only has a $250 gpu?

....I paid $180 CAD or so for my current graphics card. This will be resolved in a few months when I upgrade the entire setup, as I'll be going with a GTX 770 at minimum ^_^

...And my current card sells for what, peanuts nowadays? tongue.gif
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