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Key Details About PowerColor HD 7970 X2 Devil 13 Surface

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We've been hearing about PowerColor's Radeon HD 7970 X2 Devil 13 dual-GPU graphics card since late-May. A little earlier at Computex, we got to see the card taken apart. We spoke at lengths to reliable sources about the card. To begin with, PowerColor plans to clock the two "Tahiti" GPUs in excess of 1050 MHz (above even the single-GPU HD 7970, and its 925 MHz core clock). Next up, PowerColor will manufacture the card in limited quantities, and will release it to market towards the end of July. Lastly, the PowerColor HD 7970 X2 Devil 13 will be priced around €1,200 (including VAT), its US pricing will be around $1,200. You've heard it first on TechPowerUp!

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1,200$....

A moment of silence for the ridiculousness
 
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Up against the Asus MARS III then in price comparison?
 

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Sorry ASUS.

Make me a cheaper HD7870 Devil X2
 
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Never liked these cards from PowerColor. The Devil13 HD6970 was a terrible overclocker compering to stock-priced cards like the Sapphire Dual-fan
 
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Up against the Asus MARS III then in price comparison?
lol & lol

I would never pay 1200 for 2x 7970s.

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MARS III will be 1500 - 1800 ez .. every MARS and ARIES have been so overpriced.



But i dont get where Power Color thinks their S#1+ dont stink .. the first devil 13 (6970) came out it was 130.00 more then the MSI Lighthing witch was faster and quieter
 
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The voices tell me MARS III is $1500-1600-ish.
You've stopped taking your meds again, haven't you?!

But seriously, these prices are absurd. Makes the 690 look positively cheap.

lol & lol
I would never pay 1200 for 2x 7970s.
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MARS III will be 1500 - 1800 ez .. every MARS and ARIES have been so overpriced.
I agree entirely. I think the current pricing alone for the 680 is bad enough. This round AMD set the price bar and since then we've all been paying the price.
 
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Late July.. hm.. and $1200 :laugh:

So when does the AMD designed dual GPU arrived? 7990 or whatever it will be named?
Back in April certain Turkish website said that it will be launched at Computex, but until this day we heard nothing about it. We still have 2 days until Computex ends though :D

And, FYI, the same Turkish website a few hours ago claimed that AMD now focused on Radeon 8000 series. Interesting...
 
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1200US$ ? Omg, Hell no.. :eek:
interesting news on upcoming HD8000 series..
 
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for expensive high end card the fans looks not good, small and looks pretty standard
 
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Oh...ok. $1 == €1 again. :shadedshu
It looks like a good idea, but it's simply too expensive.
 
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Rich suckers live everywhere I guess....
 
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Devil 13, they've got one thing right...it sure looks like hell.

Twice what my whole rig cost. Amazing. Just amazing.

A fool and his money...;)

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What happened to the 700-800 hundred dollar flagship cards :(
 
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You've stopped taking your meds again, haven't you?!

But seriously, these prices are absurd. Makes the 690 look positively cheap.



I agree entirely. I think the current pricing alone for the 680 is bad enough. This round AMD set the price bar and since then we've all been paying the price.
Well I can sure appreciate cheaper prices but I think what it comes down to is absent of mid end cards from nvidia to further push prices down.
You complain about 680 being overpriced when its like at least 30 faster than a gtx580 which costed just as much 6 month ago
Now you get gtx580 performance for 350 from an hd7870-7950
Tho 7870 is still priced high because of no competition
Another factor to consider also is how much more efficient these cards are compared to last Gen so if anything the gtx680 is just about right in terms of pricing and on top of that it pushed hd7970 below 500$, heck no I wouldn't spend that much on a graphic card but I never did neways, mid-high end cards are always better in price performance and if anything right now the gtx670 totally rocks in that aspect, but yes still expensive for my liking, but then I don't require such performance,
Hd7870 is more than I need, but that's just me I guess
Once we start seeing cards like hd7850 for like 160-180 and hd7870 for like 200-250 then I would consider buying, but for those with 500$+ budget prices there are already settled unless amd releases a faster card for 500$ which is very unlikely
 
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I wonder when Asus will release their own superpowered 7990 ARES edition.
Also, these cards are hitting insane price points. :twitch:
E-peen is serious business, I guess! :D
 
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Pricing this at $1200 is utter stupidity. Needs to be $800 to have any chance at being a better option than the GTX 690.

At BEST, it will match a 690 in terms of performance, but at the cost of a ton more power, probably more driver weirdness (though not necessarily the card's fault, obviously), and an extra slot of space.

More likely it will be struggling to match the 690, yet carry the same price tag. What are they thinking?
 
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Well I can sure appreciate cheaper prices but I think what it comes down to is absent of mid end cards from nvidia to further push prices down.
You complain about 680 being overpriced when its like at least 30 faster than a gtx580 which costed just as much 6 month ago...
The 580 was the king of that generation. It beat the 6970 consistently. It also had a good GPGPU (compute) capability. The 680 is not that much better (in several titles it is worse) than the 7970. Taking the 680's gpu boost, clock for clock the 7970 is arguably the better card at high end resolutions. Doesn't matter it sucks more power, the 580 was thirsty too (GPGPU for you).

But the 680 is now sitting at a higher price point compared to where the 580 was and the 7970 is substantially cheaper (though worryingly it is creeping back up in price :eek:).

I still say the 680 is well overpriced. Now the 670 - that is very well priced all things considered. Nvidia should just give up on the 680, the 670 has replaced it in terms of good value and availability.
 
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lol & lol

I would never pay 1200 for 2x 7970s.

&

MARS III will be 1500 - 1800 ez .. every MARS and ARIES have been so overpriced.



But i dont get where Power Color thinks their S#1+ dont stink .. the first devil 13 (6970) came out it was 130.00 more then the MSI Lighthing witch was faster and quieter
when you could achieve the same performance for $800-$900 by buying 2 7970`s in crossfire setups.just AIB custom marketing crap.Watch the 7990 will be$699- $799 along with the GTX690 stock reference cards.
 

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Not in this life time :slap:
 
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I still want to know what the hell that button is for.
 
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