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PCPER has GPU-Z reading a 128bit memory bus, where it's supposed to be 256. Is that a GPU-z issue?

you are worried about the 128 bit memory interface on a card without memory (0 MB) ?

i send pre-release builds of gpuz to editors, all they have to do is contact me on instant messenger or via email if they need something.. pcper didnt do that
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you are worried about the 128 bit memory interface on a card without memory (0 MB) ?

i send pre-release builds of gpuz to editors, all they have to do is contact me on instant messenger or via email if they need something.. pcper didnt do that
I'll ask Ryan and see if he knows that you do.
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I really wonder if this card will unlock to a 6870 with a bios flash. This card is 100% a 6870 from looking at the pics minus the cores.

If they start unlocking it might be a hell of a buy for those who like to take the chance.
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There is a review @ hardwareheaven


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Overall, it is better than GTX 550 Ti in most cases but the difference is usually small between the two.

Moreover, you can get GTX 550 Ti for $115 after rebates
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-078-_-Product

Also, you can get GTX 460 768MB for 130 after rebates, and it is faster than HD6790
Unless AMD drops the price of HD6790 then there is no reason to buy it.
Cut the card some slack man, it just came out. Remember how expensive the 6850's were when they first came out? Now they can be had for much cheaper.

And this card needs some better drivers, obviously there is something wrong with the numbers that i've seen. But other than that, it is priced the same as the 550 and beats it, so that is a win in my book.
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AMD took what could've been an amazing card and completely gimped it in several ways. First, it should have been priced at $130. Second, I did not expect it to lose this many ROPs. With losing so many of them, performance had gone down more than what it should've. It ended up slotting exactly between the 5770 and 6850, but that's not enough to make it reign. It needed to be much closer in performance to the Radeon HD 6850, and it's too close in pricing to it.

AMD, I am disappoint.
This. Hope the price drops.
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