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Hell no. It looks like the enthusiast market isn't too excited. Newegg has already lowered the price on one card and they added Dirt 3 AND free shipping to all the cards. Only one is OOS.
60-100 dollars more gets you 25% more performance in the 7970. If you are ready to drop 450-500 on a card, why not drop 550-600 on the top of the line card? I don't see the point of this card. At 399, sure. At 469+? Pass.
The sweet spot for the enthusiast market is the 349 price point. If they had the 3GB 7950 at 399 and the 1.5GB model at 349, these things would be the buy of the year IMO.
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Not bad at all but if you already have a 580 or 6970 it isn't really worth the cost to upgrade. As for Crossfire, I tried it and wasn't impressed. I would still rather have a single high end card then fiddle with 2 cards at any range.
I'm relatively happy with the 580 with the exception of bf3 crashing every single time on first launch on my 580. My 6970 never experienced this issue and that's about where my gripes end.
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