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Old July 16, 2012, 10:33 AM
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Originally Posted by great_big_abyss View Post
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.
I'd honestly say we haven't seen one yet because of the power envelope of either a dual 7950/7970 setup is too much for a single card, at reasonable clocks. Same reason for no 490's back in the day of Fermi.
Not to say there isn't something in the works, one is always hopeful but I bet they are running into issues.

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