|QUOTE (Ryan @ Thursday, May 10 2012, 14:11)|
| Considering the GTX 670 beats the AMD's flagship 7970, I think it's safe to say AMD is f*cked. |
At the current price points they are. The 670 should drive 7970 and 7950 back down to where the 6970 and 6950 were. They've been getting away with some serious gouging due to Nvidia not able to meet demands which is due to TSMC struggling to get 28nm yields up.
Word that's been flying around is that Nvidia supposedly has an even larger chip, GK110, that they've yet to release. If there's any truth to that, then I don't know what they'll call it or how they would market it given the 690 is now out. But if it is true, then AMD is really f*cked. The 7990 is no where in sight either.
For me, it's all so moot this generation. My 6970 doesn't struggle at all pushing any game on my 1080p set. If only there were actual cutting edge PC games that could make these insanely powerful hardware specimens sweat. We need a new Crysis and I don't mean Crysis 3 either.