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Old July 16, 2012, 08:46 AM
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Originally Posted by GT7R View Post
Nothing seems to be in the horizon... AMD probably realized they won't be able to compete with the 690 for the dual GPU crown (power, heat performance) and was concentrating on improving the 7970 (GHz edition) for a much more selling potential.
Sigh, more speculation. There could very well be a market for an AMD dual GPU solution. I'm not sure if you've noticed, but there is a gap between the GTX680/7970 ($500) and the GTX690 ($1000). And it's a pretty HUGE gap. AMD doesn't HAVE to compete with the GTX690. All they have to do is come somewhere between the GTX680 and the 690. Maybe a dual 7950 solution priced at $800. They could do a 'crappy' (i.e. not up to the standards of the GTX690) reference heatsink solution, and then let their board partners come up with pimp cooling solutions.

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