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Originally Posted by McDuff32When are the next set of Nvidia cards rumoured to come out?
Also I like that overclocking the 7950 takes it above the stock 7970.
Originally Posted by lilgoth89i wonder if these would be able to be 'flashed' like the 6950 < 6970's used to
Originally Posted by KrisThanks for the review Harry!
Great to see that you have changed the review setup: less cards, less pointless resolutions and Eyefinity testing!
However, for me what the eyefinity results show, is that "at these settings with X lvl of AA" the game is totally unplayable.
Perhaps revisit those / do a separate article where you acctually test to see the limits of what compromises you have to do to get games perfectly playable at 5040x1050, 5760x1080 etc. I hope you get my idea :)
Feel free to check out Hardocp's reviews for some inspiration ;)
Originally Posted by xaser04I nearly LOL'd at the prices over at Overclockers. The cheapest model is £360, whilst the custom cooled (but reference PCB) and OC'd models are nigh on £400.
I paid under £420 for my HD7970 FFS.
Originally Posted by r3loadedThat's OCUK for you - price gouging the crap out of all new products.
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Originally Posted by HustlerHave to say that so far these 79xx cards have left me distinctly unimpressed.
For the money, the speed bumps over the 69xx cards is really quite small, given that this is a shiny new 28nm process and a new rendering architecture.
Here's hoping the 78xx cards are where it's at in terms of value/performance...although i suspect we will have to wait until nvidia turns up to the party before a modicum of sanity returns to the pricing levels.
Originally Posted by fingerbob69
This card beats the top two 6*** series by upto 60% ...[H] has no problem recommending this card as upgrade to AMD's last set of cards.
As for the gtx580, the the 7950 would be a sideways step if you already own a 580. But... as [H] says "The AMD Radeon HD 7950 is kicking the GTX 580s ass and taking names." So if you're upgrading to this level, the 580 is obsolete by 10% in most games and at current 7950 prices.
Originally Posted by DbDGood card but not for that money. I get the feeling AMD is making hay while the sun shines, they will drop prices right down if some competition arrives.
Originally Posted by BazThis is, somewhat, the same point I made, albeit not so emphatically. The HD 7950 3GB is no doubt a better card than the GTX 580; but then with 15 months between release dates, you'd really hope it would be. If you're buying right now, it's the better choice, but I doubt GTX 580/570/560Ti owners will be hurrying to make that 'sideways step.'
Additionally, the HD 7950 is £110 more than the HD 6970 2GB (which are now around for near enough £240). Of course it's a performance upgrade, but for a hell of a lot more cash - if I'd bought an HD 6970 2GB within the last 12 months, I certainly wouldn't want to spend £350 for the extra performance.
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