AMD Radeon HD 7950 is out, more affordable cards coming in Q1

Jos

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As expected, AMD today officially announced worldwide availability of the Radeon HD 7950 graphics card for desktops. The card is based on the Pro derivative of the 28nm 'Tahiti' core…

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Burty117

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Meh, Give it 3 months and Nvidia got theirs out i'm sure this will drop considerably in price ;) from what I read, it is an absolute beast overclocking and even BIOS flashing it to a 7970 seems to increase performance.
 
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Great performance, big price :(

I think I will "suffer" a little more with my 5870 running almost everthing maxed out at 60 fps. It would be great to see all your games running insanely smooth with a 7950 all the time, but, to much money right now.
 

princeton

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burty117 said:
Meh, Give it 3 months and Nvidia got theirs out i'm sure this will drop considerably in price ;) from what I read, it is an absolute beast overclocking and even BIOS flashing it to a 7970 seems to increase performance.
The BIOS flash just changes the clocks, it doesn't unlock any shaders or anything. Wouldn't it be better to just overclock and not have any risks of bricking the card?
 

EXCellR8

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i'll be in the market for a HD7970 when the prices fall this summer... these things are just too expensive right now!
 

Chazz

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I'll also be in the market this year for a GPU..or two. I wanna see what Nvidia has to offer. I game at 2560x1600 and for some odd reason AMD has been doing very well at super high resolutions. We'll see how this round goes.
 

AmpFeare

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Princeton said:
burty117 said:
Meh, Give it 3 months and Nvidia got theirs out i'm sure this will drop considerably in price ;) from what I read, it is an absolute beast overclocking and even BIOS flashing it to a 7970 seems to increase performance.
The BIOS flash just changes the clocks, it doesn't unlock any shaders or anything. Wouldn't it be better to just overclock and not have any risks of bricking the card?
overclocking has many risks of bricking the card XD
 

Relic

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Benchmarks are looking pretty solid, hoping for a lower price though in the coming months.