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Old 05-04-2012, 10:48 AM
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Well, at 300 eur for 7870 and 220 for 7850, it is pretty obvious what to get; perf/$ of 7850 is very nice already, only 7870 is too expensive compared to other 7xxx cards.
I think 7870 high prices are kind of artificial, to be able to stockpile chips and drop prices when it is time, ruining NV launch. Ca 270 eur seems a much more sensible target for the card.
As for 7970 CF vs 690 - the second one is significantly better cause of great perf/W, even if 7970 CF is faster and slightly cheaper. But as 7970 is available and 690 wont ever be, there is no point comparing them.
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Old 05-05-2012, 09:52 AM
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So I'm wondering more and more what effect the May 10 launch will have. Here's a 670 preview, also posted in the Kepler thread.
http://www.tweaktown.com/articles/47...ew/index4.html

Another thought crosses my mind: The value of 7850 for crossfire is about to go down, even if the 660 is actually months out. That makes me think that there might be pressure on 7850 prices than originally thought.
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Old 05-05-2012, 09:56 AM
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But as 7970 is available and 690 wont ever be, there is no point comparing them.
But we could with some egg prices...

7970x2 can be had for:

== $960 ($920 with rebates) + 3 free games [+ 3 more free games for a friend]

GTX 690 can be had for:

== $1200 + long hours refreshing to see if available or ebay (4 days left on one on ebay, up to 1325 already)

Both prices suck (personal preference), and one can be had for 3/4 the other.
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Old 05-05-2012, 09:06 PM
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So I'm wondering more and more what effect the May 10 launch will have. Here's a 670 preview, also posted in the Kepler thread.
http://www.tweaktown.com/articles/47...ew/index4.html

Another thought crosses my mind: The value of 7850 for crossfire is about to go down, even if the 660 is actually months out. That makes me think that there might be pressure on 7850 prices than originally thought.
The 7850 is in a completely different market, price wise. The 7870 though does need to come down or else they're going to sit on the shelves while the 7850 continues to fly off of them @ $100 less. You think they'd rather up the ASP by selling 7870's for ~$300 than just blow out $250 cards.
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Old 05-06-2012, 08:20 AM
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Donanimhaber: AMD preparing a 7970 GHz Edition, no word if it's a revision (but in truth google's translation is terrible, so I'm not really sure about that).

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Old 05-06-2012, 12:56 PM
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Maybe AMD are indeed doing a revision. It will also explain the 7990 delay... it would make sense that they are planning to debut a new revision or at least a new stepping with 7970 GHz and 7990.

And it's been 6 months, which was about the same time frame between GF10x and GF11x.
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Old 05-06-2012, 01:06 PM
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Donanimhaber: AMD preparing a 7970 GHz Edition, no word if it's a revision (but in truth google's translation is terrible, so I'm not really sure about that).
I don't really see how an increase from 925 to 1ghrtz will make a huge difference at this point? I could see maybe an increase to 1050 or 1100. Marketing maybe
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Old 05-06-2012, 01:43 PM
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Hopefully new respin and 1050+ MHz with the same power consumption as the stock 7970. Cause just better binning = huh, what is the point?
I hope it at least wont be named 7970 GHz edition, this is just begging for an abuse from partners OCing their normal 7970s.
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Old 05-06-2012, 02:21 PM
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Maybe just some PCB/fan profile changes to handle the higher power consumption.
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Old 05-06-2012, 03:13 PM
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Im guessing its just to make the chip more efficient and bump the clocks slightly to be competitive.

Might not be clocked at 1ghz. Most people just assumed the ghz edition is 1 ghz but AMD said that the ghz branding is for cards that launched with a stock clock of 1ghz or higher. It could be that the 7970 ghz edition could be clocked at 1100 or something.
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