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Old 12-30-11, 06:58 PM   #110
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Default Re: Official Radeon 7970 Review and discussion thread

Originally Posted by Muppet View Post
I would expect so as it is no where near its clock limit at stock speeds.

Makes Nvidia guess how fast the HD7970 might end up being, as the higher clocks might allow another 15~20% improvement, now add another 10~20% improvement from driver maturity 6 months from now, and the current 25% gap relative to the GTX580...

Suddenly, Nvidia needs to make kepler 50% faster than the GTX580 in gaming just to match it, never mind beating the HD7970 by the usual 20~30% to make it worth people having waited for it in the first place.
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