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LOL ...

AMD certainly did bring the "FIX3R" out ...



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sorry but the 970 has 4gb of vram weather you like it or not, 3.5gb is apparently running faster and .5gb is running slower (have you got any evidence to back this claim up or is it just AMD trash talking because their GPU's are much less efficient), i am yet to see any game struggle to run on a GPU with less than 2gb vram yet quite a few of you are trying to push the idea that because a game "watch dogs" has a texture setting in the games options which unless you knew where to look you couldn't see any difference between 2gb and 3gb modes newer games are requiring more vram and that simply is a load of old tripe, no new game requires more than 2gb vram and even running at 4k with medium settings a GTX 690 still plays games at a very respectful 40 fps (crysis 3 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vunGj_JIVIY).

 

Edit: when i was talking about "watch dogs" 2/3gb vram texture setting i was talking about the graphics in the game not the option to change the setting.



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Lmao, well played!



Nice idea by AMD, but personally I wouldn't go for it if I was a GTX 970 owner. Despite having less memory the 970 outperforms the 290 and I think the 290x also, while using less power and running cooler (which means more overclocking headroom). AMD needs to release the Rx 300 series asap.



shikamaru317 said:

Nice idea by AMD, but personally I wouldn't go for it if I was a GTX 970 owner. Despite having less memory the 970 outperforms the 290 and I think the 290x also, while using less power and running cooler (which means more overclocking headroom). AMD needs to release the Rx 300 series asap.


No excuses, tell that to owners who bought the cards to crossfire them for 4K display,  games that use or will use more than 3,5gb of VRAM or workstations with applications that read/detect the 4gb of VRAM & crap because of the speed difference. They lied, they deserve every bit of flack they are getting!

Gamers & users who defend them, enable hardware/software makers to sell us unfinished defective products!



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Well deserved! The 970 may still be a very great card but Nvidia had no right to lie to its consumers



             

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I'm cool with my 970 (for now) but if AMD release a 6GB card that's 30 to 50% more powerful I'm going back home. I avoided the 290X because of power consumption and heat. The 7870 and 5670 served me great in the past.



I predict that the Wii U will sell a total of 18 million units in its lifetime. 

The NX will be a 900p machine

kumagawa said:
Kirin_gaming said:

That's a brilliant!

Well played AMD. 

Does AMD want to go bankrupt even quicker? they already lose money on the higher end cards due to trying to compete with Nvidia and now they want to lose even more money?

LOL they aren't losing ANY money on their GPU's that are 1.5 years old.  There is massive profit for both AMD and Nvidia on EVERY high end card sold.  They could both lower prices a ton if they wanted to.



shikamaru317 said:

Nice idea by AMD, but personally I wouldn't go for it if I was a GTX 970 owner. Despite having less memory the 970 outperforms the 290 and I think the 290x also, while using less power and running cooler (which means more overclocking headroom). AMD needs to release the Rx 300 series asap.


It is on par with a 290, and weaker than a 290X FYI.



Captain_Tom said:
shikamaru317 said:

Nice idea by AMD, but personally I wouldn't go for it if I was a GTX 970 owner. Despite having less memory the 970 outperforms the 290 and I think the 290x also, while using less power and running cooler (which means more overclocking headroom). AMD needs to release the Rx 300 series asap.

It is on par with a 290, and weaker than a 290X FYI.

Depends on the game based on the benchmarks I'm looking at. In some games the 970 outperforms both the 290 and 290x, in others it only outperforms the 290, and in a small number of games (mostly games with Mantle support) both 290 and 290x beat the 970.