That's the best part about posting over there. It's just a shame the have the power to get people banned for daring to stand up to them.
Not for me; it is not good for me to post as a tech site editor over at another forum. That phase of my life is over. When ABT gets really popular, they will come over here. But the situation will be very different then. As to banning, i wasn't banned - i logged out and scrambled my PW. The email account associated with it is closed, i think. So i will never post at Anandtech forum again.
It is also the truth that the 7970 has been capped to a low 925mhz because of the high power draw in the majority of chips. Most of the review samples have very great power vs performance ratio's. In their test it looks like the 7970 will use little power. But there is more to it.
Basically the 7970 is gimped. But its hard to say anything like that without ppl getting high emotions. I mean its actually more exciting to me knowing that they will be able to improve on it...err, they should be able to in rather short order
That is basically what i said in my preview. Yields are poor and they need to get it to market as it is - they cannot afford to wait for a respin (which they have been working on and are working on now). Whether parts were actually disabled like the GTX 480, is pure speculation.
Nvidia had a hell of a time getting fermi out. AMD has done something very impressive. GCN is no small feat. AMD has really stepped up, and they already have parts ready to sell. This is a huge architectural change with a near perfect execution.
Not true. AMD is almost TWO YEARS LATER than Nvidia in giving us the answer to Fermi and GPU computing
- Don't you think they might have had a little extra time to work on it? And it is still not impressive as it should be for a generational change on a full node lower. As Ryan said, performance wise it is "acceptable". Not stellar.
ABT may have been passed simply because they didnt have the quantities of these gems to make it possible. This and the fact that your review wouldve been way more telling. They felt they had to release this card, and it is all a PR stunt. They want this in the best light as possible. They dropped it in a real fast hurry. Whats the hurry?
Your being left out is most likely because of the rush, quantity, and PR. Your not on as bad terms as ppl may think.
All true. My review would have shown some DX9 games where the HD 7970 does not look quite so impressive. AMD could not afford that.
However, AMD Graphics will not talk to me any longer. And i now realize that i provoked them by posting at ATF.