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Old December 21, 2011, 09:33 AM
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at launch, is there much difference in US vs Canadian price in places like newegg, I never paid attention to a launch before.
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Old December 21, 2011, 10:07 AM
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This launch will largely be dictated by market conditions. Expect everyone to gouge a bit at first.
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Old December 21, 2011, 11:02 AM
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I can't WAIT FOR MIDNIGHT tonigth!!!! arrrghhhhhh.. the wait is killin me!
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7xxx. You'll see how it performs later tonight....around midnight. ;)

Ahh snap! I didnt realize, the 22nd is tomorrow. NDA is coming off!
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Old December 22, 2011, 11:59 AM
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6950 CF beats the 7970 in most everything I've seen so far

I'm going to CF
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Old December 22, 2011, 08:32 PM
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I posted this somewhere else but cant be bothered customising it so heres a copy and paste :D

"Just to let you guys know, CFx (and SLI -im not picking on ATI-) suffer from a phenomenon referred to as microstutter. You can read up on it here:
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...fire,2995.html

If you already have a 6950 then by all means crossfire will be worth it due to the price saving, but I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND not going down the crossfire route for those of you without a preexisting 69xx card (explained below if you can be bothered reading).

As the 7970 is ~40% more powerful than a 6970 and a 6970 is ~15% less powerful than a 6950 that leaves the 6950 as being ~60% slower than a 7970. Just speculation for the moment, but if you consider that the 7970 will most likely overclock better than the 6950, by say about ~10%, we could say that the 7970oc'd is ~80% faster than a 6950oc'd. Considering crossfire with a 6950 yields ~90% extra performance, thats only 10% extra performance but microstutter degenerates our perception of this performance, making the 7970 a better alternative (especially considering the power and heat savings not to mention the driver headaches with cfx).

*All results were taken from Toms Hardware Gamer Index for 1920x1200 and solved for by simultaneous equations, other resolutions may prove to be different."
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Old December 22, 2011, 08:56 PM
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too late, I know some of the risks, already ordered 2nd 6950
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