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AMD launches 6990 on March 8.
Nvidia changes specs of their 590 and releases it on March 15.
AMD secretly had a 6995 ready to shadow the specs of the 590. 6990 dropped price and launches the 6995 on March 21.
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Just in time for Crysis 2
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What I'm wondering is, why 4gb of RAM?

Wouldn't it be better for the thermals and power draw to drop it to 3gb, and wouldn't it do just as well with that much anyways?
VRAM really doesn't draw that much thermal, at all!

On my 5850, I have one of the little heatsinks fall off and so far, it hasn't crashed. It's been like that for about 4 months, without a heatsink, now either my 5850 is badass( Hope so) or The VRAM just doesn't use that much juice
    
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thinking about selling my 5970 with the ek waterblock and upgrade to this.
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Looks like it's gonna exhaust a ton of air into the case (:
So do a lot of after-market coolers. If you have good case airflow it shouldn't be that big of a problem.

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What I'm wondering is, why 4gb of RAM?

Wouldn't it be better for the thermals and power draw to drop it to 3gb, and wouldn't it do just as well with that much anyways?
I would think the 4 GB would come in handy as this is mainly geared towards multi-monitor setups at higher resolutions.
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post #26 of 44
2gb already does a pretty good job, 3gb would be plenty enough, plus save some money on the end price.
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post #27 of 44
For the people who are talking about the 4 gb, it has to be 4 gb total because each chip gets 2gb of effective ram. This will have the same effective Vram as CF 6970's.
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post #28 of 44
The real question is, is your case big enough to fit this monster? or buy and open bench.
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post #29 of 44
My question is.. will it be worth it at launch or is this a perfect wait a year and get it cheaper kinda card. Assuming it cost an arm and a leg
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post #30 of 44
Everything boils down to this:

AMD,

If you go down downclocked x2 1536 cores road, then you'll be surpassed by nvidia.

If you have guts to make a power hog gpu with dual 1920 cores, then you'll keep the crown but receive negative critics about power consumption and heat which are the things you used against nvidia 400 series in your recent PR videos. So you'll humiliate yourself in a way.

So what'll it be AMD? We shall see...

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