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AMD Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition "Tahiti XT2" Detailed

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  1. Googoo24 New Member

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    Personally, I also consider the 460 (despite the numbering) to be a replacement for the abysmal 465. It completely eclipsed that card, and came two months later. Some might disagree though, since it was G104.
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    Judging from what i gathered in the review this card does not meet/perform as outlined in this "report"? I thought we were supposed to see improved performance along with improved efficiency :confused:

    Performance crown is good but meaningless if it comes at the expense of efficiency, IMO :eek:

    TBH i was expecting more from ATi, more efficiency & power. Guess i'll be waiting for 8xxx :ohwell:
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    Ive noticed this about both companies, its not worth moving ever year or 2, its best to wait 3-5 years before upgrading the video if you want it.

    But honestly if they are fixing issues good on them.
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    5 years is really pushing it... at most 4 years should be ok... people should upgradde every 2 years though because youll beable to max out new games that way... no 5 year old card can max out skyrim for example.... and the best 2007 amd card was the hd3870
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    No five year old card can max out Skyrim cause it's an awful port from console that even runs poorly there...
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    How old is a 8800 gt now?

    Aside from AA it can max out Skyrim I think.

    I've found that graphically stock skyrim isn't demanding at all one bit.

    The only demanding bit is shadows and that's because they run on the CPU.
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    My 9800 gt can still do most games pretty well. I had some trouble with metro 2033, crysis, and the stalker series. Most games worked pretty well
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    graphically stock is not maxed out.... like i said no 5 year old card can max out skyrim
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    Are you challenging someone to prove you wrong because I am half tempted? I don't feel like removing my amd drivers to go to nvidea, and back again.
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    ;) bet you cant max out skyrim with hd texture pack, and with skyrim HD 2k texture mod.. with a 5 year old graphics card ^^

    which means getting 60fps on a 1080p 60Hz monitor
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    When I did use my 9800gt I only had a 1440X900 monitor and was fine with 30-45 fps. That is a bit steep asking for 60fps at 1080p
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    well yeah, 1080p is the base for games for 2012.... even 1200p... but 1080p is still used more and 60fps on a 60Hz monitor would be seamless without clipping and maxed out

    but a 9800gt is not a 5 year old card yet... try it with a 8800 ultra
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    The ultra would be better than my gt. The 9800gt was a rebrand of the 8800gt. So 5 year old design. Here is a review of my 9800gt. http://www.overclockersclub.com/reviews/xfx_9800gt/9.htm
    I prefer my 7970.
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