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Maxwell: 970 and 980
09-19-2014, 10:51 AM,
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Maxwell: 970 and 980
the reference reviews are out. both look great and a good upgrade from a 6xx series card if you are running one. this release will discontinue production of the 770, 780 series cards.(if your running one of these, this might not be the time for an upgrade).

the 970 looks like the card to buy for a mainstream/kinda high end gamer if the MSRP holds true.
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09-19-2014, 05:12 PM,
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RE: Maxwell: 970 and 980
Additional bonus, the power use of the 980 is less than HALF the R9 290X. You could run one on a 500W PSU? The MSRP seem very low compared to prior generations. Lets see if it sticks.

Also, new anti-aliasing methods, resolution upscaling, and hardware-accelerated voxels? Who doesn't love hardware-accelerated voxels? http://www.extremetech.com/computing/190...dia-fanboy

Looks like NVIDIA owns the $400+ bracket again. Hurry up AMD! Keep this price war going!
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09-20-2014, 01:09 AM,
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RE: Maxwell: 970 and 980
Add a nice price drop for GTX 760 and 770s !
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09-22-2014, 11:18 AM,
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RE: Maxwell: 970 and 980
looks like the e-tailers are offering these at MSRP so far.(which is remarkable i think). i wonder why it seems AMD product pricing is usually jacked up beyond the MSRP most of the time? maybe AMD doesnt really enforce their MSRP price structure or they cant get enough chips out of the door.
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09-22-2014, 02:46 PM,
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RE: Maxwell: 970 and 980
The last few AMD releases were jacked up by litecoin (crypto-currency) minors. Now that the complexity is up and there's 100 different deflated currencies...hopefully that's the end for a while.

That said, the rest of the market needs to catch up. Why would you buy a R9 290 when the 970 is slightly faster, half the power, and $50-100 cheaper.

Not to mention, the 780Ti's that are still $700, even though they're outperformed by the $550 980.
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