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Old 01-04-12, 05:55 PM   #212
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Default Re: Official Radeon 7970 Review and discussion thread

Originally Posted by shadow001 View Post
The rollo interpretation i see, while there's no evidence that the production cost savings will be passed on to the end consumer, and simply increase AMD's profit margin perhaps, but then according to you if they don't pass their savings to the end consumer, that's also a crime if a company makes a bigger profit margin off their high end product, am i right?...
(shrugs) ATi didn't realize there were "production cost savings" in the last two weeks Shadow. They either decided sales volume would be too low at the proposed MSRP, found orders from retailers/etailers too low at that MSRP, or caught wind of upcoming competition and they wanted to get as much market share as they could.

Originally Posted by shadow001 View Post
Oh and Btw, i tried battlefield 3 at high quality settings with just 2x AA at 7880*1440( bezel compensated), and the 3 GTX580's are having a hard time keeping it playing smooth(60 Fps)....I basically have to disable AA altogether, so i'm really finding the limits to them.....Heck i don't see any card anytime soon being able to pull off 8X AA at this resolution in battlefield 3 like we see at lower resolutions anytime soon and keeping it playable, as the amount of memory needed would be massive to begin with...Never mind playing at the ultra settings on the game...
I don't even get why you'd bother testing the 1.5GB cards at 78X14. That res is probably pushing it for 2GB cards at a lot of games and settings, your only option now is 3GB cards.
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