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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; Corsair H80i; 2x4GB Kingston HyperX 1600Mhz; MSI GTX960; 2x 128GB Crucial M4 SSD; 4TB WD Red, 2x 2TB WD Green; Corsair RM650I; Corsair Carbide 600C;
Son's Rig: M5A97; 1055T; CNPS20LQ; 2x4GB Corsair Vengeance 1600Mhz; Powercolor 7950; 250GB Crucial MX200; 320GB WD Black HDD; SPI 700W; Bitfenix Shinobi;
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