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AMD Radeon HD 7970 announced. You know you want it.

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  • RyderRyder Kalamazoo, Mi Icrontian
    There is a full review with benchmarks and overclocking already, as well.
  • yep definitely want it :D
  • fatcatfatcat Mizzou Icrontian
    edited Dec 2011
    dual bios eh?

    that means I need some 7950's hehe

    $549 is steep. wasn't the 6970 $399 at launch?
  • primesuspectprimesuspect HumanGarbageDisposal Detroit, MI Icrontian
    There is a full review with benchmarks and overclocking already, as well.
    And we aren't one of them. Believe me, we are acutely aware :(
  • Sledgehammer70Sledgehammer70 California Icrontian
    15-20% performance increase is a nice jump. A bit shocked it came in at so low overall, early reports where indicating a much bigger performance increase overall. Will be interesting to see how Nvidia responds.
  • Only Anandtech used Starcraft 2 in its testing. What's the matter with the other 3 testing places? A 4v4 game at Ultra settings in SC2 can really work a GPU, especially when Protoss players start throwing all their psionic stuff around! There's enough going on at times to totally lag out my 4870.
  • shwaipshwaip bluffin' with my muffin Icrontian
    edited Dec 2011
    SC2 is CPU limited, for the most part.

    Also, if you notice their review, it doesn't really matter once you have a high end card - you get more than playable fps with any of them.
  • Why does anyone consider Starcraft 2 a challenge? If you want to challenge your computer run these games on 3 1080p monitors: Bf3, Arma 2 (or 3 when it comes out), or crysis 2 with the dx11 pack.
  • RyderRyder Kalamazoo, Mi Icrontian
    There is a full review with benchmarks and overclocking already, as well.

    And we aren't one of them. Believe me, we are acutely aware :(
    I was not meaning it in that way. I didn't know today was "NDA lifted day". I thought you had something others didn't, turns out it was everywhere :(

  • ThraxThrax Professional Shill, Pokémaster, Watch Slut Austin, TX Icrontian
    I am happy to answer questions about this GPU if anyone has them.
  • Cliff_ForsterCliff_Forster Baltimore, MD Icrontian
    AMD got it right on this one. Deliver a card that runs faster, cooler, with better power efficiency. The 7970 wins on all counts. It almost makes up for Bulldozer.
  • fatcatfatcat Mizzou Icrontian
    I am happy to answer questions about this GPU if anyone has them.
    Will the 7950 be launched at the same time?

  • edited Dec 2011
    Hey all. Old-time Apu's/Icrontic member here from WAY back in the day. Did the hardware reviewing with MediaMan and moderated the forms with him and ImaginAsian. Glad to see the site is still alive and kicking. :D

    I think the 7970 will be my next upgrade. The 5870 I have now just doesn't quite cut it for 2560x1600 gaming. I'm a bit disappointed at the price, but I'm sure they'll still sell out on Day 1.
  • fatcatfatcat Mizzou Icrontian
    welcome back
  • ThraxThrax Professional Shill, Pokémaster, Watch Slut Austin, TX Icrontian
    I am happy to answer questions about this GPU if anyone has them.


    Will the 7950 be launched at the same time?

    The launch date is still being determined.
  • pragtasticpragtastic Alexandria, VA Icrontian
    Plan on picking this up, going from a 5770 -> 7970 is going to be so sweet. Unnf.
    TiberiusLazarus
  • primesuspectprimesuspect HumanGarbageDisposal Detroit, MI Icrontian
    Hey all. Old-time Apu's/Icrontic member here from WAY back in the day. Did the hardware reviewing with MediaMan and moderated the forms with him and ImaginAsian. Glad to see the site is still alive and kicking. :D

    I think the 7970 will be my next upgrade. The 5870 I have now just doesn't quite cut it for 2560x1600 gaming. I'm a bit disappointed at the price, but I'm sure they'll still sell out on Day 1.
    Hey Darksword. Long time no see. Great to see you posting :)



  • csimoncsimon Acadiana Icrontian
    Is launch day January 9th 2012 here in US, or other?
  • ThraxThrax Professional Shill, Pokémaster, Watch Slut Austin, TX Icrontian
    One minute after midnight eastern time on Jan. 9.
  • CannonFodderCannonFodder Dubuque, Iowa Icrontian
    I am happy to answer questions about this GPU if anyone has them.


    Will the 7950 be launched at the same time?



    The launch date is still being determined.
    Any idea of the 7950 price?
  • ThraxThrax Professional Shill, Pokémaster, Watch Slut Austin, TX Icrontian
  • fatcatfatcat Mizzou Icrontian
    with the 7970 being $550, gonna say the 7950 will be at least $400

    the 6950/6970 will be where the deals are. 6950 crossfire for cheaper than a single 7950

    good times

    (pure speculation here)
  • mertesnmertesn I am Bobby Miller Yukon, OK Icrontian
    with the 7970 being $550, gonna say the 7950 will be at least $400

    the 6950/6970 will be where the deals are. 6950 crossfire for cheaper than a single 7950

    good times

    (pure speculation here)
    That's probably how it'll go down until the next NVIDIA generation comes out. Then prices will drop as competition heats up. I'd bet on around $450 for the 7970 when NV brings out their answer.
  • Nope, since I lost use of my right hand, I had to
    hang up my screwdrivers.
  • UPSLynxUPSLynx The Dean of Computer Graphics Redwood City, CA Icrontian
    how many purples can this card render? I want to play dungeon defenders with it.
  • primesuspectprimesuspect HumanGarbageDisposal Detroit, MI Icrontian
  • pigflipperpigflipper The Forgotten Coast Icrontian
    DARKSWORD! OMG! HOLY SHIT!
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