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Old 01-11-12, 06:26 PM   #337
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http://www.guru3d.com/article/radeon...fire-review/11

GTX580 =39fps, 7970 = 43fps

http://www.guru3d.com/article/radeon...fire-review/12

GTX580=69fps, 7970=72fps

http://www.guru3d.com/article/radeon...fire-review/16

GTX580=45fps, 7970 =52fps

http://www.guru3d.com/article/radeon...fire-review/19

GTX580=29fps, 7970=33fps (BF3!)

http://www.guru3d.com/article/radeon...fire-review/20

GTX580=39fps, 7970=44

I see what you mean K007, the prices of the 7970 do seem a little out of line with performance.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814134124

With GTX580s available at $449 AMIR, are those extra 4-5fps truly worth another $100?


EDIT: I noted the good scaling results in my CF issues OP to be fair and inclusive of available info.
Cherry pick all you want trollo, oh here let me cherry pick one...

http://hardocp.com/article/2012/01/0...mance_review/7

48% to 80% faster than the fastest overclocked GTX 580. Win.
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Old 01-11-12, 07:43 PM   #338
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But 2 months ago 580's were worth the extra $100-$150 over a 6970 for the same FPS increase, right? RIGHT?

Flip flop some moar...

The 580s offer things the 6970s don't:

1. PhysX
2. Real 3d
3. Forced ambient occlusion
4. SSAA
5. Multi GPU drivers that work the day a game launches
6. Features like AA or texture decompression in some games that aren't there for ATi
7. CUDA apps

So yeah, with more performance on tap, and a non poor dick broke feature set, I did recommend 580s over 6970s. (and similarly don't think 7970s performance margin makes them a better buy as they have the same feature set with some pretty meaningless additions like "adjustable tesselation".
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Old 01-11-12, 07:53 PM   #339
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The 580s offer things the 6970s don't:

1. PhysX
2. Real 3d
3. Forced ambient occlusion
4. SSAA
5. Multi GPU drivers that work the day a game launches
6. Features like AA or texture decompression in some games that aren't there for ATi
7. CUDA apps

So yeah, with more performance on tap, and a non poor dick broke feature set, I did recommend 580s over 6970s. (and similarly don't think 7970s performance margin makes them a better buy as they have the same feature set with some pretty meaningless additions like "adjustable tesselation".
1. Yeah how about them 2 physx games last year? LOL. Its dead.
2. Actually, IIRC, AMD actually has support for 3d in more games than NV does via third party software.
3. Yawn. Worst feature ever, kills performace and adds an effect most people can't even see.
4. AMD has SSAA too.
5. SLI has the same number of problems as crossfire, NV only claims better in TWIMTBP game where they've bought off early access to game code, kudos for that, I guess.
6. Name some?
7. OpenCL apps.

Awesome feature set brah.
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Old 01-11-12, 07:58 PM   #340
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Old 01-11-12, 08:00 PM   #341
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This thread will never fail to deliver, well for the next few months anyway
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The 580s offer things the 6970s don't:

1. PhysX
2. Real 3d
3. Forced ambient occlusion
4. SSAA
5. Multi GPU drivers that work the day a game launches
6. Features like AA or texture decompression in some games that aren't there for ATi
7. CUDA apps

So yeah, with more performance on tap, and a non poor dick broke feature set, I did recommend 580s over 6970s. (and similarly don't think 7970s performance margin makes them a better buy as they have the same feature set with some pretty meaningless additions like "adjustable tesselation".
What's fake 3d???
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Got a couple of Sapphire 7970s' that will be here Friday. Going to top them off with a couple of these:

http://www.arctic.ac/en/p/detail/ind...sCategory/2182
looking good.
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Old 01-12-12, 01:20 AM   #344
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Gigaybyte Non Reference 7970
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The first picture of a non-reference design AMD Radeon HD 7970, which comes from Gigabyte. The GV-R797OC-3GD is a factory-overclocked card, which makes use of Gigabyte's Ultra Durable VGA+ PCB and custom-design triple-fan WindForce cooler.


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The Ultra Durable VGA+ PCB uses a 2oz copper layer for better electrical stability and heat distribution, ferrite-core chokes, low RDS (on) MOSFETs, hand-picked high-performance GDDR5 memory chips, and more. The cooler sports a combination of heatsinks and aluminum fin arrays to feed heat from the GPU, memory, and VRM to its copper heat-pipes and ventilated by three fans.
Powercolor 7970 (Expect a huge o/c on this one)



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PowerColor is a major AMD partner and we already saw their Vortex cooler in action back on the HD 6970. As far as the PCB is concerned we don't have much details other than it has a beefier VRM and that the card will draw power from two 8-pin PCI-Express power connectors so we guess that it could end up with a nice factory overclock and more overclocking room when compared to the reference card.
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Old 01-12-12, 01:32 AM   #345
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Old 01-12-12, 01:33 AM   #346
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lol what a joke -.-
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Old 01-12-12, 11:16 AM   #347
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I just saw it as well, lol this is what u get trollo :P



btw this powercolor gpu looks beefy, but can it cool down backplate pcb VRM area like stock 7970?

http://www.hardware.fr/focus/59/xfx-...rclocking.html


compared to nvidia 580gtx, the only gpu that's good is MSI lightning and Evga classified. Stock nv design sucks lol, but not as much as Gigabyte or Zotac or Gainward
http://www.hardware.fr/articles/840-...raphiques.html
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I just saw it as well, lol this is what u get trollo :P



btw this powercolor gpu looks beefy, but can it cool down backplate pcb VRM area like stock 7970?

http://www.hardware.fr/focus/59/xfx-...rclocking.html


compared to nvidia 580gtx, the only gpu that's good is MSI lightning and Evga classified. Stock nv design sucks lol, but not as much as Gigabyte or Zotac or Gainward
http://www.hardware.fr/articles/840-...raphiques.html
Yeah, if I'm patient enough, I think I'll wait out a MSI lightning version of these, so I can clock up to ~1200mhz or so without worry.
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