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AMD Readies Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition

Discussion in 'News' started by btarunr, May 7, 2012.

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Do you think HD 7970 GHz Edition can make HD 7970 attractive again?

  1. Yes

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  2. No

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  3. For me it never lost attractiveness

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  1. HossHuge

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    Ya the 680 is more efficent (3w) and it is more powerful (1%). Hardly worth bragging about...:shadedshu


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    So the Philippines are a bigger market then the United States......interdasting.
     
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    Hey dude someone will pull you up on those %'s. They're equalised to a 690, so there will be slightly different results for relative performance. The tables below are for the 680 review so equalised to that. Still very telling.

    http://tpucdn.com/reviews/NVIDIA/GeForce_GTX_680/images/power_average.gif
    7970 draws less average gaming power, just.
    http://tpucdn.com/reviews/NVIDIA/GeForce_GTX_680/images/perfwatt_2560.gif
    7970 is within 2% perf/watt
    http://tpucdn.com/reviews/NVIDIA/GeForce_GTX_680/images/perfrel_2560.gif
    7970 is within 4% relative performance. At same clocks... well, equal or better on average.
     
  4. Fluffmeister

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    Well if people want to spend extra on a mildy overclocked 7970, more power to them (literally :laugh:).
     
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    And the newer 7970s are overclocking to a few percent higher than 680s can in pure perfirmance plus driver improvements. And I stilk find it amazing the green team has turned around and made energy efficiency a selling point when uaers for years said they didnt care.
     
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    Equally it's interesting how GPGPU has suddenly become important when users for years said they didn't care.
     
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    It's what Jen-Hsun Huang himself used to sell the Fermi brand. Nvidia made gpgpu a selling point.
     
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    And they sell it still. The cards are called Quadro and Tesla. GTX680 is a gaming card.
     
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    Well it was pretty obvious AMD was playing "safe" with the clocks on release when it was in the users hands and EASILY overclocked. Trying to now sell it with the clocks users were getting in the first place doesn't really make it better or more appealing. I wonder what price premium they are gonna slap on it making it do what any end user could already do...
     
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    Yup. And that is the purpose of GK110. And it will guzzle power. But I'll probably buy one. :laugh:
     
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    I remember when the HD5000 series received a HUGE performance with one particular driver set(I think at the GTX480 launch period).

    It was an AMAZING boost, and I believe HD7000 series is also set to receive such a boost. Besides, it will take time for drivers to fully utilize the GCN architecture.

    All in all, next 3 months looking great. The HD7950 will go down in price, HD7970 eating food with GTX670, and the HD7970 GHz eating the GTX680.

    yay
     
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    And it's those Fermi years I was referring too. ;)
     
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    and thats relivant because??

    also by you, stop trolling it starts trolling then the fanboi shit comes out, then thread closed, not good , a discusion dosnt have to go flamey and biased:)


    OT ive had a 5xxx at a Ghz since 3 weeks after purchase, anyone paying extra for this on a 7970 might want to think about a waterblocked ref version if cheaper all in or not much dearer as waterblocked cards clock higher and last longer
     
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    It's relevant because people moaned that they didn't want these large general purpose all singing and dancing GPU's nV kept making, they just wanted fast and efficient gaming cards.

    nV listened and created a fast and efficient gaming card. Now people moan about it's cut down GPGPU functionality. :banghead:
     
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    what's the point do you want talking about here? are you satisfy now? LMFAO~

    :roll:
     
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    I'm trying to say buy the 7970, it's awesome.
     
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    i suggest you read the OP then as this threads about AMD releasing 1Ghz eddition 7970s, a card that does everything as fast as it can, and un crippled,being made to officially run a bit faster

    sorry i too am struggling to extract that meaning from what you have said
     
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    Hey I wasn't the first to bring up this lark up.

    But yes, a thread about a mildly overclocked 7970, very exciting stuff sorry.
     
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    All I care is if they will make a new reference board, if its the same thing just with higher clocks in the bios then no thanks.
    Also they better not charge an arm and a leg for the extra few mhz.
     
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    at last we agree and at last your OT, and i do agree, a slightly overclocked 7970 dosnt warrant much enthusiasm as id expext to do those clocks if i bought one anyway, which im not, because 2x5xxx's still do fine @ 1080p though my eyes are starting to wander:) to newer sku's
     
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    As I said before I can't see one sound reason for a GHz edition 7970. If you want an OCed version buy one now. If you wanna overclock a reference 7970 buy one and do it yourself. The card itself is the same as that launched last year, IT WILL NOT BE BETTER.
     
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    Are you crazy?!?! Of course the new one will be better. Its got a sticker on it! Everyone knows 1337ness comes from stickers! Just look at ricers!
     
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    And all this time I thought I had to upgrade :banghead:

    I'm gonna go get out the 9600 GT from the attic and go buy me a sheet of stickers at Toys"R"Us. Will post blazingly super duper fast benchmarks results in a few hours.:roll:

    P.S.
    I live a benchmark at a time :toast:
    It doesnt matter if you finish a benchmark 1fps faster or 100fps faster, Winning winning :rockout:
     

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