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Old September 13, 2012, 09:10 AM
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Hopefully pricing gets really aggressive with these, getting a pair of cards like this would be so ideal right now :)
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Old September 13, 2012, 09:34 AM
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Pricing is already VERY aggressive IMO.
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Old September 13, 2012, 10:17 AM
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Pricing is already VERY aggressive IMO.
Fair enough. I suppose I was happy when my 460's cost me 209 each. But for the cost yes its a good value.

Just gotta wait for all the board partners to show stock at all our favorite places (newegg shows yes, but NCIX canada doens't yet).

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Old September 13, 2012, 01:16 PM
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when you say 'voltage tuning' you mean overvolting right?

do we still need 'power edition' cards for that?
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Old September 13, 2012, 01:22 PM
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Power Edition cards only add the Triple Overvoltage feature (including PLL). AfterBurner still allows core / memory voltage increases regardless of the card.
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Shameful review.

The 7870 is the same price on Newegg (after rebate) and comes with Sleeping Dogs. Everywhere except this site and Anandtech (what a surprise) has the card falling in-between the 7850 and 7870. Not only that, but Nvidia's own benchmarks had the card in-between the Pitcairns.

For you then to claim that this card has the 7870 thrashed on value is frankly, a bad joke. Take a long hard look at the rest of the benchmarks on the web and ask yourself what you're doing wrong.

Newegg.com - MSI N660 TF 2GD5 GeForce GTX 660 2GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

Newegg.com - ASUS HD7870-DC2-2GD5 Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
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Old September 13, 2012, 02:39 PM
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... It begins again haha.

Great review still going to stick with my 7870 in the backup gamer and my 670 in the wifes rig but might get a 660 for my Prodigy as I need something small to pack with me for the move and the price is right and size of the EVGA one with a water block is great :)

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Shameful review.

The 7870 is the same price on Newegg (after rebate) and comes with Sleeping Dogs. Everywhere except this site and Anandtech (what a surprise) has the card falling in-between the 7850 and 7870. Not only that, but Nvidia's own benchmarks had the card in-between the Pitcairns.

For you then to claim that this card has the 7870 thrashed on value is frankly, a bad joke. Take a long hard look at the rest of the benchmarks on the web and ask yourself what you're doing wrong.

Newegg.com - MSI N660 TF 2GD5 GeForce GTX 660 2GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

Newegg.com - ASUS HD7870-DC2-2GD5 Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
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Old September 13, 2012, 02:49 PM
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Shameful review.

The 7870 is the same price on Newegg (after rebate) and comes with Sleeping Dogs. Everywhere except this site and Anandtech (what a surprise) has the card falling in-between the 7850 and 7870. Not only that, but Nvidia's own benchmarks had the card in-between the Pitcairns.

For you then to claim that this card has the 7870 thrashed on value is frankly, a bad joke. Take a long hard look at the rest of the benchmarks on the web and ask yourself what you're doing wrong.

Newegg.com - MSI N660 TF 2GD5 GeForce GTX 660 2GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

Newegg.com - ASUS HD7870-DC2-2GD5 Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
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Old September 13, 2012, 02:59 PM
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If by "trolling" you mean "telling people the truth", then yes I'm a 100% troll.

Go read techpowerup, ht4u, toms, hardware.fr, xbitlabs, computerbase, techspot or a whole host of other reputable sites. They all show the same thing - that the 7870 is between 5% and 10% faster than the 660.

Now we've established that it's the faster card...and that it can be had for the same price while including a free game sleeping dogs, it should be quite clear to everyone that SKY's laughable comment about "Against AMD’s cards the GTX 660 is almost untouchable from a value standpoint" is a steaming pile of horseshit.
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Old September 13, 2012, 03:00 PM
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Tbh...I am going to now avoid these review comment threads...the last 3 or so of a new card does nothing but being out the drama..sky keep up your good work...
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