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Yeah in a perfect world. I'm obviously expecting Newegg to gratuitously tack on ~20$ to whatever kind of MSRP i see in articles.
For the first few weeks for sure.
The price afterwards will most likely depend on how well these cards sell. (r)etailers have a tendency to jack up prices for popular products. *cough* newegg $49.99 Hyper 212 Plus *cough*
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any idea when this is planning to be released? I'm starting to save for a new card and I think this might be it
 
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I feel like i'm posting too much in this thread....


GTX 550ti ~ 5770.


You can figure the rest from there.... HD6790 will be a solid card. Looking forward to this.
I remember reading an article published by Anand or some other site stating the 5770 wasn't bottlenecked by the 128bit bus thanks to the GDDR5. I am curious to see if the performance actually improves more thanks to the wider memory bus. The new shaders are supposed to be marginally faster (8-15%), but this was before 11.4 where a lot of the driver was shader optimizations which boosted performance of most cards by 10-25% (on average?) if not more in many games.
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This numbering scheme is ridiculous...anyhow looks like a good card but 2 6pins per card is gonna be a deal breaker for a lot of people. Makes crossfire require a hefty power supply just to have all the proper connectors.
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Sounds like a good replacement for the 5770 (if cheap enough), especially with the new 11.4 drivers. How does the GTX 550 Ti compare to the current AMD line up?
In most cases the 550 is weaker than the 5770, but when you SLi it has around 570 performance.
    
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I remember reading an article published by Anand or some other site stating the 5770 wasn't bottlenecked by the 128bit bus thanks to the GDDR5. I am curious to see if the performance actually improves more thanks to the wider memory bus. The new shaders are supposed to be marginally faster (8-15%), but this was before 11.4 where a lot of the driver was shader optimizations which boosted performance of most cards by 10-25% (on average?) if not more in many games.
Same here. I always wondered that about the 5770s i have had mostly since i got more out of the card with higher mem. clocks than higher core clocks.
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I remember reading an article published by Anand or some other site stating the 5770 wasn't bottlenecked by the 128bit bus thanks to the GDDR5. I am curious to see if the performance actually improves more thanks to the wider memory bus. The new shaders are supposed to be marginally faster (8-15%), but this was before 11.4 where a lot of the driver was shader optimizations which boosted performance of most cards by 10-25% (on average?) if not more in many games.
I dont think the performance increases from 11.4 produces anywhere near 25% average. I think 11.4 optimized 69xx series more than anything, and even then maybe 10% max.

With that said, i can't quite tell if your're mixing up up Juniper architecture with Barts. This isn't Juniper with a 256bit bus.

It's Barts (6850) with 2 SIMD's disabled.

Now if i'm wrong with my interpretation with what you said, totally sorry Just making sure.

Speculation: 900mhz 6790 = Stock 6850.
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Dammit... I better get rid of my 5750 ASAP
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DAMN AMD naming scheme is getting more and more confusing..at first sight i thought 6970...
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This looks like a winner. Hopefully that 2x6 pin thing is a mistype.
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