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Old April 13, 2012, 10:01 AM
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Ok. You can get a HD 7870 with these enhancements for about $20 or so. I am sure that the fans and such aren't that much different, if at all between the HD 7870 and the HD 7970!!!
Sorry I think you lost my point i was tryin to make & I am shure sky or whomever else can agree with me in saying that the price range for factory modified cooling/oc componets not to long ago where 2x's what they are nowadays on ANY model.

IF the rumored base price is as low as has been sugested by sky & I believe other sites, it tips the sales in amd's favor cause as some sights have shown clock for clock 7970 & 680 are on prettymuch equal footing.
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Old April 13, 2012, 10:13 AM
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It's all good. I just hope that the price drop trickles down to the 7800 series. But I have a feeling that AMD will wait for Nvidia to tip thier hand on thier 660 and 670 series cards before changing prices on the 7850 and 7870 cards!!!!
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Old April 13, 2012, 10:14 AM
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Sorry I think you lost my point i was tryin to make & I am shure sky or whomever else can agree with me in saying that the price range for factory modified cooling/oc componets not to long ago where 2x's what they are nowadays on ANY model.

IF the rumored base price is as low as has been sugested by sky & I believe other sites, it tips the sales in amd's favor cause as some sights have shown clock for clock 7970 & 680 are on prettymuch equal footing.
Yeah, not bad for Flag ship vs mainstream. But most sites show that the 680 pulls ahead and once you spend the extra $20-30 on there custom models they are still owning the top.
Should be interesting to see what the Real Kepler core will do.

But the price drops to go back on topic show that AMD can no longer fleece customers. I guess sales sagged a bit when they thought keeping their prices up would work in favour of hard availability on 680's.

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Old April 13, 2012, 10:27 AM
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I don't understand why people keep comparing clock for clock. Basically, an air cooled HD 7970 will hardly ever reach 24/7 stability when overclocked to most GTX 680's maximum Boost Clock, let alone when the GTX 680 is overclocked.
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I don't understand why people keep comparing clock for clock. Basically, an air cooled HD 7970 will hardly ever reach 24/7 stability when overclocked to most GTX 680's maximum Boost Clock, let alone when the GTX 680 is overclocked.
Which card is the better workstation card? I saw someone on another forum claiming it was the 7970 but I don't know anything about workstation graphics so I have no clue.
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Neither. Buy a product that properly supports the OpenGL workstation extensions.
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Old April 13, 2012, 12:06 PM
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That's a fairer price imho. It will make problems for AMD as they try to reshuffle their price points for their other models though. WHo will buy a 7950 at $440-480 when the 7970 is 480 , even if it is reference. And the reference design does have the advantage of dumping msot of the ehat out of teh case, albeit at the price of increased sound levels.

And yes - if you want workstation type graphics get FireGL or Quadro.
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Old April 13, 2012, 12:52 PM
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More info:

HD 7950 = $449 -> $399
HD 7870 = Remains same
HD 7850 = Remains same
HD 7770 = $159 --> $139
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Much better on the 7770's

I like that kinda pricing.

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So can the 7970. Mine is.
I never said it couldn't. I was saying that the ability to drive 3 monitors with a single card is no longer limited to AMD and eyefinity. Read the post I quoted.
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