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Windows 7: HD5970 to launch on Nov 18th

17 Nov 2009   #11
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
They'll all be in stock just in time for christmas... at a premium price.
Yeah, and it's great that I don't "need" one....I've currently got an Nvidia 9800GTX+...so that's handling my current needs quite well.


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17 Nov 2009   #12
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
They'll all be in stock just in time for christmas... at a premium price.
Yeah, and it's great that I don't "need" one....
+1

I can afford to wait as well.
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17 Nov 2009   #13
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

As an aside, you don't really need this type of power just to enable higher levels of AA/AF. A 5850 is enough for any modern game, Crysis at 1080p, as always, an exception with very high settings. This is getting to the point where the GPU will weigh more than the case.
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17 Nov 2009   #14
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Frostmourne View Post
This is getting to the point where the GPU will weigh more than the case.
It's getting to the point where the GPU will become a whole system on it's own
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17 Nov 2009   #15
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Frostmourne View Post
This is getting to the point where the GPU will weigh more than the case.
It's getting to the point where the GPU will become a whole system on it's own
I think we've past that point.
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17 Nov 2009   #16
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

It’s definitely getting to the point where the GPU costs more than the CPU...ouch!

I'm wondering... do we really need a new GPU released every six months, or are the video card manufactures bleeding us to death. Hmmm...
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17 Nov 2009   #17
thefabe

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

All I know is a 12+in card won't fit in my case. My GTX260 has 3/8in clearance from my hard drive cage. So it would not only be just the card cost but also new case for me.$$$$
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17 Nov 2009   #18
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
I'm wondering... do we really need a new GPU released every six months, or are the video card manufactures bleeding us to death. Hmmm...
Probably not...but when the new benchmark tool comes out and a nerd finds that they are no longer #1....they just gotta upgrade for the sake of upgrading.

That's one thing that I love about forums such as these. Although I am a systems admin for a living, and feel that I spend way too much time and money on my home computers, I find that so many others here have put me to such shame that I realize that I don't really have a problem. I'm actually rather frugal, much to my surprise (even though I have an SSD drive in my quad core desktop)
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18 Nov 2009   #19
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
Probably not...but when the new benchmark tool comes out and a nerd finds that they are no longer #1....they just gotta upgrade for the sake of upgrading.
E-peen is a powerful force

Personally, the day I can get a solid 60fps @ max settings with little to no framerate drop, is the day I'll be content.

I really only ever bench at my 24/7 settings to compare changes or test new drivers etc.

Benching for the sake of benching doesn't interest me. It's similar to those who modify cars just to brag about a few extra BHP.
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18 Nov 2009   #20
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

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