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Extremely satisfied 20 30.30%
Can't complain 29 43.94%
Meh 12 18.18%
Could have been better 5 7.58%
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Old December 23, 2011, 07:18 AM
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expected a lot more fps vs the 580, didn't everyone else?
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Old December 23, 2011, 08:20 AM
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I like the card for how it is faster and used far less power. Something nvidia needs to be doing.
This. I'm an nvidia fanboy but the performance per watt is stellar. May grab one in the new year.
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Old December 23, 2011, 11:23 AM
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I am quite happy. It allowed me to pick up 2 x 2GB XFX 6970's for $299 each after MIR's! I don't suspect I will need any more horsepower for a while as I am only running it on one 1080p IPS screen.
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For me the powertune tech and GCN have me the most excited. Sure it is a damn fast and nice card but TBH I am looking forward to what comes out of this gen.
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Old December 23, 2011, 01:39 PM
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In my opinion that card makes up for the fact that the bulldozer was a pile of poop.

AMD have done well to actually beat there competitor this time around with a fantastic card, can't wait to see some of the designs from the partner cards
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Old December 23, 2011, 01:41 PM
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So I was wondering since it has PCI-e 3.0 does that mean putting it on my system like mine or any other system with PCI-e 2 will only run at 16Gb/s in stead of 32Gb/s so will not see its full performance.
not that I can afford this right now, but just wondering.
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Old December 23, 2011, 02:21 PM
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So I was wondering since it has PCI-e 3.0 does that mean putting it on my system like mine or any other system with PCI-e 2 will only run at 16Gb/s in stead of 32Gb/s so will not see its full performance.
not that I can afford this right now, but just wondering.
in SKYMTL's review, the difference was so insignificant it was unbelieveable.

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So yeah, it will definitely reach it's full potential.
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Old December 23, 2011, 09:53 PM
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I think personally its an amazing product, although cost might seem like an issue consumers have not had much qualms in the past paying for the absolute best.
And right now for SINGLE GPU, that is the 7970.

My Only hesitation, and something everyone harps on is the Driver aspect.
I don't care if the card is powerful if I always have driver issues.

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The driver issue may also benefit from switching to the GCN architecture, if I understand the nature of the design change correctly. VLIW was dependent upon complier decisions about how to efficiently schedule the various instructions, which is more notably affected by drivers. GCN's hardware-based dynamic scheduling is less affected by driver optimization, or lack thereof.
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Old December 23, 2011, 10:10 PM
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making this stuff isn't easy, and I never owned nvidia for years, but the 580 must be a beast

can't wait to see nvidias new stuff
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Old December 24, 2011, 12:49 AM
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+1 on the big increase in performance with lower power consumption, heat then previous generation and what nvidia currently offers. Pretty good card in my book. If only i could afford it lol :p
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