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Is it too late?

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January 26, 2013 9:37:06 PM

Is it too late to buy a 7970? I have a 6870 and i'm not sure if to wait or not for something better since the 7970 has been out for quite a while.

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a b U Graphics card
January 27, 2013 1:49:40 AM

6870 is a pretty good card, and I'd tell you to stick to it until 2014 as the amd 8000 series doesnot seem to be much of an upgrade over the 7000 series.
Also it is better to buy a 7970 card If the 8970 is more expensive than the 7970.
a c 79 U Graphics card
January 27, 2013 1:52:03 AM

do u have a sli or crossfire mobo, if so adding a second 6870 would be a nice upgrade.

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January 27, 2013 9:33:58 AM

iceclock said:
do u have a sli or crossfire mobo, if so adding a second 6870 would be a nice upgrade.


I have thought about that however i would be limited to 1GB Vram.
a c 79 U Graphics card
January 27, 2013 1:45:58 PM

i guess, but for the money could give u a nice upgrade for 140$ till u buy more expensive sli setup or crossfire stuff.

just an idea.

a c 123 U Graphics card
January 27, 2013 3:34:04 PM

Just a question of whether you want performance now, or are willing to wait for more performance later.
Thats all it comes down to in a nutshell when your trying to decide whether to get a next gen card (or CPU).

The Radeon 8000 and Geforce 700 series are both estimated to release sometime in the 2nd Quarter.
a c 79 U Graphics card
January 27, 2013 3:40:58 PM

do u know the pricing for the new amd and nvidia cards by any chance?

a c 123 U Graphics card
January 27, 2013 3:44:06 PM

Nvidia cards, got no clue. Pretty much nothing is known about them.

The Radeon cards, from some leaked specs that look legit (but not confirmed) has the 8800 series cards MSRP price. So AMD is recommending those prices, though its not a guarantee of that price. I would assume the rest of the 8000 series would follow the same trend. My personal guess has the HD8970 releasing at ~$430-450 depending on how fast the board partners can start making their own designs. I'm guessing since it was delayed we will see custom cards on release.

a c 79 U Graphics card
January 27, 2013 3:45:41 PM

those are some impressive numbers for good cost.

:D 

wonder how much the 8950 will be :p 

a b U Graphics card
January 27, 2013 4:43:23 PM

manofchalk said:
Nvidia cards, got no clue. Pretty much nothing is known about them.

The Radeon cards, from some leaked specs that look legit (but not confirmed) has the 8800 series cards MSRP price. So AMD is recommending those prices, though its not a guarantee of that price. I would assume the rest of the 8000 series would follow the same trend. My personal guess has the HD8970 releasing at ~$430-450 depending on how fast the board partners can start making their own designs. I'm guessing since it was delayed we will see custom cards on release.

http://www.techpowerup.com/img/12-09-17/78a.jpg

Man those are some impressive figures, hope they turn out to be true
a c 79 U Graphics card
January 27, 2013 4:58:26 PM

yes, for the price its very good :p 

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