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Originally Posted by GremlinYou always pay a premium for a top performing card or a top of the line anything really
I think people have short memories and have been far too spoilt from the price wars resulting from the 4000 series cards, People will be in for a rude awakening next gen if they expect it to continue if one card signifigantly outperforms one another
Either way prices will drop, other companies will push out their 1ghz models, but why wouldnt they charge a premium, its stupid to expect them not to
Originally Posted by numanoidcrossfire is a waste of money, as you dont get much umph from the 2nd card, i bought my saphire 4890 oc from scan last monrh £210, wish i hadn't, i should have hung on for a 4870x2 or the gtx 295, will they bring out a 4890x2 i wonder ;)
take care all
Originally Posted by [USRFObiwan]Instead of milking the poor old cows even more lets make a new design with a new GPU and release that already...
Or not,since all the cards that are available now, are very capable of running the current line of games. And I don't see any futuristic 'DX12' game, that totally bottoms out the current generations of video cards. The truth is, that they want to sell cards even if everybody does have a current generation card in their PC. They lure you into a buy, by offering four frames per second increase in game performance.
The problem is that the games do not have all the bells and whistles we wanted, remember the Ati and Nvidia demos. Where is all the eye candy, like rain fluidly running down a bump mapped wall (like Ati's toy shop), stained class windows magic, fires and smoke you walk into and it moves around you, the dynamic cloths, wavy hair and all that stuff our videocard can do.
so where is it?
Originally Posted by StevieCOkay, now THIS begs the question: If I got my hands on the MSI 790FX-GD70, a Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition, and a quartet of these in CrossFireX, plus waterblocks to cool the graphics, northbridge and southbridge, and phase-change cooling for the CPU, what kind of performance would result?
Originally Posted by StevieCOkay, now THIS begs the question: If I got my hands on the MSI 790FX-GD70, a Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition, and a quartet of these in CrossFireX, plus waterblocks to cool the graphics, northbridge and southbridge, and phase-change cooling for the CPU, what kind of performance would result? and so what if I need this PSU and a pair of 220V outlets to run it?
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