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2xxx/3xxx wasn't that bad!
2900XTX 1gb Crossfire for DAT MEMORY BANDWITH! (well, at the time)
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When Nvidia die shrinks and refines, you kids scream " REBRAND REBRAND REBRAND"
AMD does it and you kids scream, " Its justified, it will be wayy faster, GJ AMD "

Double standard if I ever saw one.
post #23 of 70
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When Nvidia die shrinks and refines, you kids scream " REBRAND REBRAND REBRAND"
AMD does it and you kids scream, " Its justified, it will be wayy faster, GJ AMD "

Double standard if I ever saw one.
The difference is the nVidia one is proven, whereas the ATI one is a rumor from a known ATI hating site.
    
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Originally Posted by Capwn View Post
When Nvidia die shrinks and refines, you kids scream " REBRAND REBRAND REBRAND"
AMD does it and you kids scream, " Its justified, it will be wayy faster, GJ AMD "

Double standard if I ever saw one.
Very well said! Ive always thought this forum was sponsored by AMD. LOL
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post #25 of 70
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Originally Posted by Capwn View Post
When Nvidia die shrinks and refines, you kids scream " REBRAND REBRAND REBRAND"
AMD does it and you kids scream, " Its justified, it will be wayy faster, GJ AMD "

Double standard if I ever saw one.
I'll agree to an extent, there does seem to be a somewhat double standard.
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post #26 of 70
No way, I know AMD will suprise us, and make us proud!
post #27 of 70
(40/28)^2 = 2.05
There's no way they can die-shrink from 40 nm to 28 nm. I'm guessing they will add more shaders like earlier posted.
Would the 6970 die as it is now be big enough for a 256bit memory bus after 28 nm?
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post #28 of 70
Die shrink => Lower voltage => Room to fit more GPU safely on a single PCB => Lower temperature => Room for more transitors => Room for higher clocks => MAXIMUM PERFORMANCE.

/crysis.
post #29 of 70
I fully expect that AMD will release at least one card on 28nm that's almost identical to the current architecture.

Remember the 4770? By placing the existing architecture into the new die size, AMD was able to identify and eliminate problems that popped up. And that allowed them to have the market to themselves for six months after the 5xxx launch, while Nvidia struggled to fix its first-gen Fermis.

AMD will have a 28nm card that's functionally very close to the Northern Islands cards. But it won't be branded as a 7xxx.
    
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"techpr-amd-southern-island-just-die"

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