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Packeteers
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a new Radeon HD 7890 is coming this Month

basically, if you are in the market for a $200-$300 GPU card like;

AMD 7870,7950 or NVidia 660,660ti

you may want to wait a few more weeks to see how this

new card shakes out various model pricing and availability;

»www.3dcenter.org/news/tahiti-bas···antreten


FizzyMyNizzy

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AMD To Launch Radeon HD 7930 In Mid-November
»videocardz.com/35543/amd-to-laun···november

I think HD 7890, HD 7930 are the same spec. Is just the model is unsure.


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fizzy - that's an outdated article.
there will be one Tahiti LE 7890,
7930 was an early rumor name.

even though the 7890 will have the 79X0's GPU
it will essentially have the same specs as 7870,
just with 20% more stream processors activated.

the technical aspect of this card that remains unclear
is if it will require 6+6 or 6+8 pcie psu connectors.


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I wonder how that will shake up the 7870/7950/660 Ti/670 price-points...


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I just did the math on the 7890 vs the 7870 based on Avg FPS of a Dozen current games, and the conservative assumption that the 7890 will deliver 10% more net avg FPS than the 7870. the 7890 would have to price under $205 to provide a better $:FPS value than the 7870 you can get at $185, and we all know that's not going to happen. for the 7890 to compete with the 660ti it has to be price below $265 in terms of $:FPS value, which means a lot of recent factory over clocked 7870's still selling around $250 will have to fall a lot in price to make room for the 7890.

so my educated guess is the high end 7870 cards will fall in price,
but not much else will change on 7950 or 660/660ti card pricing.

I would also state if the 7890 card is sold over $275 it will fail
as the far lower power consuming 660ti will be a better value.

FYI: my "price" is net cost in the open market, not MSRP nonsense.