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    HardOCP: http://www.hardocp.com/article/2012/...o_card_review/

    The price is kind of high IMO. Hopefully it drops quite a bit. I don't see them pushing a lot of these at that price point. I mean, people that wanted 580 performance at 580 price already own a 580...

    EDIT: HardOCP agrees on price and only awards it a silver because of it. BTW this looks to be an OC beast. They had it to 1050mhz!
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    Pretty impressive OC's on the new 7xxx line.

    If it was ~$350 I would probably grab one without thinking. I've been needing a new video card, but I'm still holding out to see what the full lineup from both camps brings this year.

    In the meantime, my HD5770 is trudging along dutifully.

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    I can't wait to see what the watercooled people can get out of those cards. I'm betting 1300mhz with proper cooling on the 7970.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Timman_24 View Post
    I can't wait to see what the watercooled people can get out of those cards. I'm betting 1300mhz with proper cooling on the 7970.
    So.... you've ordered one already?

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by James View Post
    So.... you've ordered one already?
    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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    Agreed at $350 I pick on up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Learux View Post
    Agreed at $350 I pick on up.
    I would have bought one last night at that price.
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    Quote Originally Posted by James View Post
    Pretty impressive OC's on the new 7xxx line.

    If it was ~$350 I would probably grab one without thinking. I've been needing a new video card, but I'm still holding out to see what the full lineup from both camps brings this year.

    In the meantime, my HD5770 is trudging along dutifully.

    James you got a similar cpu to mine (@ 3.1ghz).

    I'm thinking of grabbing 7870. Could I solicit a few opinions if this GPU will be cpu limited at 1920x1200? How much faster will it be than 4870?
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    I'd expect a HD7870 to perform between a HD6950 and HD6970, the HD6870 is a smidgen slower than the HD5870, so I'd expect the HD7870 to outperform the HD6870 aby a fair bit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Channel007 View Post
    James you got a similar cpu to mine (@ 3.1ghz).

    I'm thinking of grabbing 7870. Could I solicit a few opinions if this GPU will be cpu limited at 1920x1200? How much faster will it be than 4870?
    Depends on the game honestly. But in general, no. You won't be CPU limited @ that resolution. Especially if using AA of any kind and some of the more intensive effects.

    My personal opinion is that I'm waiting for an Ivy Bridge CPU and platform before I upgrade that part of my system, despite it being really old (in PC gaming terms).

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    i think the prices will be artificially high until kepler hits.. tahts the best time to buy a card
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