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Here's an idea, leave the hardware and sort the software first
    
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We've known for a while that the 6xxx cards were just a stopgap...
I dunno. the problems the driver team is having with the HD6000, in the sense of them not used to the architecture, the HD6000s are more of a "learning curve" than a stopgap. The performance is suppose to be signifcantly higher than previous gen (15-20%). So far it isn't.

If they figure it all out I'm going to grab a HD7000 for my next upgarde (if crysis 2 is demanding enough) along with a new processor. If not, my next card is going to be a nvidia so i don't have driver conflicts with their own equipment. I shouldn't have to lose my raid array every time I uninstall a video driver (even selecting the video driver itself to be removed).

next step is either intel + AMD or AMD + nvidia or...but depends.
post #13 of 105
Time to sell keep the 5870 I guess!

Older graphics cards will get cheaper, yay!

These cards will be the enthusiasts of enthusiasts who never game but simply buy cards because they have tons of cash. Whatever, who cares, the 7970 will beat EVERY OTHER CARD EVERRRRR(until NV comes out with GTX 680 and I start realizing my rig is so obsolete yet fine for maxing pretty much any game).
    
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No suprise at all as my understanding of HD6k was that it was just a slight refresh anyway.
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post #15 of 105
Slow the hell down, AMD. Focus on Bulldozer, and leave the GPUs alone for a while.

What's the point in releasing a new GPU series, and then 3 months later, another one?

Let the market settle down, for frack's sake!
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My head a splode. *poof*
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Hope this is true because the 69xx series is a disappointment.
    
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AMD is stealing all of our nanometers. First with CPUs, now with GPUs. I want my computer to serve dual-purposes as a space-heater! 60nm (32nm Bulldozer, 28nm Southern Islands) combined isn't going to do that! Seriously, these things are going to overclock like crazy or just have ridiculous stock clocks.

The current driver issues with 69XX are because they are figuring out the differences between using 5-way VLIW between 4-way VLIW on the stream processors and it's going to take time. 69XX are the first AMD GPUs to use 4-way stream processors compared to 5 on the older Evergreen and 68XX parts. There are other differences as well- making new drivers that work for both sets of GPUs has got to be tough. By the time the 7XXX series is out they should have the kinks worked out.

Get pumped for a year of exciting new hardware.
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Cant wait for these babys. If there a good improvement over the current gen cards a 7xxx is finding its way into my sig.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by PanicProne View Post
Slow the hell down, AMD. Focus on Bulldozer, and leave the GPUs alone for a while.

What's the point in releasing a new GPU series, and then 3 months later, another one?

Let the market settle down, for frack's sake!
To catch up to nvidia. I honestly didn't expect to see this till the middle of next year. If these perform significantly better, then I'm definitely going to get one. I sure hope they do, as all my waiting will have been for naught if they don't show significant improvement.
Edited by dude120 - 1/5/11 at 7:35pm
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