Discussion in 'Reviews' started by W1zzard, Oct 30, 2013.
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R7 260X needed more it's the worst position re-badge of the bunch. I had hoped AMD would've bumped it to be a good successor to the 7850 but it's not.
I kind of anticipated AMD might reveal two more compute units that Bonaire appears to have missing (8/6) imparting a 1024 Shader part. Even going so far as hoping they might have had an extra set of memory controllers concealed in it to bump it to 256-Bit. It alway seemed the die layouts when they release weren't the nomal block diagram and very vague. I think that would have made the perfect 1080p card at a $140 price.
Considering how they all said the 7850 would quickly go EoL back in March when the 7790 released the rumor of its' death were greatly exaggerated! Egg today has like 26 models listed bulk from $110-160. While 12 models of the GTX650Ti Boost they range from $110-160, but there are some attractive 2Gb Asus/Gigabytes for $130-140.
Indeed, 150$ is simply unacceptable for this hardware. Hope AMD will come to reason and drop it by 30-40$
I agree. This is utter crape. I mean 4 generations later and we have a card that's a measly 10% better than my old HD 5770...freaking pathetic. I see the bumps every Gen for mid-high end. But damn low-end need one too. Hell I had hopes this would be a decent upgrade from gtx 560(non Ti)
Both parties seems to be interested in driving the best bang for buck upwards to around the $200 region, and so far I think they are succeeding.
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