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Old May 3, 2012, 09:52 AM
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Originally Posted by terrybear View Post
Yes it also shows why AMD didnt bother to make any of the 7xxx series cards pci-e 3.0 then cause as you pointed out .... NEITHER intel OR amd have anything with interconnecting architecture in there chipsets to do so.

Now with both companies moving to put everything on 1 chip ..... this will change that then. BUT again ... what would we be talkin about here .... chipsets getting to that level of advancment MAYBE near the end of the decade if that?

As for the review, great as always. As for the card, yeah its impressive & long overdue in the wattage/thermals aspect. BUT I agree with you, while it MAYBE the best atm ... its not in 99% of general consumers budgets when for the same cost you can build a kick ass system that will do what the card can do ... just at lower levels of course.
The new 79xx cards are PCI-e 3.0. At least, that's what it says on the box of my 7950.

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