Originally Posted by xrealm20
humm... the replacement for the 5770 costs almost $100 more. Wonder how much the 6970 (or whatever they are calling the replacement of the 5870) will cost.....
If I remember correctly when the 5770 first released they were way more too. I believe they were between $250 and $200. They quickly dropped... but they were over priced... because I remember forums and tech news posts bitching about it.
Not only that the way I understand it is these cards are a new breed. Meaning they are filling in a performance gap between the 5850 and 5770 which was disappointedly being filled by the 5830. That is why the name change to better organize the performance structure. So there is no real rules for were they should be priced.... but I think they did pretty spot on if these are the real prices. Between the 5830 and 5770.
What really concerns me though on these cards is the DX11 performance. When Fermi released all you heard was "Great tessellation performance double of ATI's" ATi lost the tessellation race IMO last gen. That is something they need to focus on.
And the fact we haven't heard anything about tessellation yet really worries me!!!