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AMD Pulls Radeon HD 7970 Launch to December 22

Discussion in 'News' started by btarunr, Dec 16, 2011.

  1. BlackOmega

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    It'll wholly depend on performance. If it's not much more powerful than the 6xxx series, don't expect too much of a price drop.
    Similarly to how the 6xxx series wasn't all that much better than the 5xxx series, so the 5xxx series retained their value for quite a while.
     
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    They retained a lot of their pricing due to bitcoin mining too, I think... correct me if I am wrong :)
     
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    Merry Christmas.
     
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    Very true, however, if you think about it, there really was no justification to buy, let's say, a 6950 1GB, when a 5870 could be had for quite a bit less and had similar performance.

    I know I didn't pay anywhere close to MSRP for my 6950's. My XFX 6950 actually cost me less than what I paid for my XFX 5870.
     
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    This is great! I have noticed my Xfire 5870's are getting a little overwhelmed with newer game engines, especially with tessellation. So looks like I will be getting a 7xxx series unless Nvidia has a really good solution. Also excited to see what Nvidia's answer to this will be.
     
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    Shut up and take my money :laugh:
     
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    Gonna need to get my hands on a couple 7970's.
     
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    Atleast AMDs graphics dept is executing manufacture and marketing properly compared to the CPU Dept, now just need brains like that in the CPU dept.
     
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    If the price is right and the performance is true Next Gen, then I will also get a HD 7970. But it depends, I may just pick up another HD 6970 for Crossfire is the prices go down and the performance is similar or better.
     
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    Because I don't feel like finding the specs thread, I will post this here. GPU accelerated compression for the masses. We don't already have that right?

    [​IMG]
     
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    I look forward to GPGPU implementations of this new architecture, should be more friendly than VLIW4/5
     
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    hopefully it is better, i am hoping to snag a second 6950 cheap to crossfire with the one i have :)
     

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