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Old September 20, 2012, 01:01 PM
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According to the rumour they're increasing the die size by about 20%.

Sure, they'll have a more powerful chip, but unless they do something to increase efficiency, too (something which the current generation of chips is lacking, compared to Nvidia) the cards will just have to contend with increased power consumption, heat, and noise.

As for me upgrading, I usually buy the generation that takes advantage of a new die shrink. I bought the 5800 series, then the 7900 series, and I'll be waiting for the 9900 series.

HTPC: Z77A-G45; 3770K; Coolermaster GeminII; 2x4GB Kingston HyperX 1600Mhz; MSI R7-260X; 2x 128GB Crucial M4 SSD; 1TB WD Green, 2x 2TB WD Green; PC P&C 750W PS; Fractal Design Node 605;
Son's Rig: M5A97; 1055T; CNPS20LQ; 2x4GB Corsair Vengeance 1600Mhz; ASUS GTX650Ti Boost; 80GB Intel 520 SSD; 320GB WD Black HDD; SPI 700W; Bitfenix Shinobi;
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