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    Default AMD’s Next Gen Radeon HD 7970



    Recent details on AMD’s Next Generation HD 7000 Series suggest that the performance of the fastest single core GPU aka HD 7970 would be comparable to the current flagship dual core HD 6990 GPU.

    The Tahiti XT based HD 7970 is said to perform equivalent to the Dual chip based HD 6990 which features two HD 6970 Cayman XT Cores.

    The HD 7970/7950 are expected to use the XDR2 memory which would provide double the memory bandwidth when compared to GDDR5, 6Gbit/s (GDDR5) Vs 12.8Gbit/s (XDR2) while reducing the total power consumption to nearly 30%.
    http://wccftech.com/amds-generation-...rable-hd-6990/

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    Default Re: AMD’s Next Gen Radeon HD 7970

    ...I saw this 2 months ago.


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    Default Re: AMD’s Next Gen Radeon HD 7970

    I'm assuming that these cards are PCI-E 3.0 compliant? It didn't say either way in your link.

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    Default Re: AMD’s Next Gen Radeon HD 7970

    I WANT ONE! Even if they are PCI-E 3.0 compliant will they benefit from it at all? Since the 7970 is supposed to match a 6990 which only uses one PCI-E x16 slot. Maybe the new dual GPU cards (7990?) will be able to take advantage of it though..

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    Default Re: AMD’s Next Gen Radeon HD 7970

    thats impressive

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    Default Re: AMD’s Next Gen Radeon HD 7970

    PCI-E 3.0,.......it's a wider (double) DATA path that's available to the card's use. Theoretically better, but in the real world, who knows if they will take advantage of it? Or how they'll use it?
    Maybe there will be more to the implementation than just "more bits racing through",.........maybe there will be other things that make it something special.

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    New Zealand all the way baby!

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    Default Re: AMD’s Next Gen Radeon HD 7970

    Quote Originally Posted by realneil View Post
    PCI-E 3.0,.......it's a wider (double) DATA path that's available to the card's use. Theoretically better, but in the real world, who knows if they will take advantage of it? Or how they'll use it?
    Maybe there will be more to the implementation than just "more bits racing through",.........maybe there will be other things that make it something special.

    Maybe unicorn's and rainbow's will fly out of your PC

    Seriously though it will be interesting to see if they can somehow take advantage of the the larger data path, maybe we'll have quad GPU's in a single card down the road or something crazy by then we'll need 2kw PSU's too

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    Default Re: AMD’s Next Gen Radeon HD 7970

    can't wait to see what pcie 3.0 brings
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    Default Re: AMD’s Next Gen Radeon HD 7970

    Quote Originally Posted by aryan51 View Post
    can't wait to see what pcie 3.0 brings
    hey what ever happend with your 128gb ssd?

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    Default Re: AMD’s Next Gen Radeon HD 7970

    32x Bandwidth


    Can't utilize 16x so don't know, Future expectations.

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