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HD 7890 OcUK availability

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It's been widely reported this is coming on the 27th November and will be a "limited edition" available in certain markets for Christmas availability.

Can anyone from OcUK confirm whether they will be getting stock of these cards? And maybe hint at pricing?
 
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It's been widely reported this is coming on the 27th November and will be a "limited edition" available in certain markets for Christmas availability.

Can anyone from OcUK confirm whether they will be getting stock of these cards? And maybe hint at pricing?

If true, I would say "Very expensive".
 
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It's been widely reported this is coming on the 27th November and will be a "limited edition" available in certain markets for Christmas availability.

Can anyone from OcUK confirm whether they will be getting stock of these cards? And maybe hint at pricing?

If I manage to get a refund for my 7950 I might be able to pick one of these up.

Any ideas on pricing? My guess is £230, between 7870 and 7950
 
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Yeah there's loads of links around the web now.

All saying mostly the same thing:

Cut-down Tahiti chip.
15% faster than GTX660 is the aim.
No reference design.
Limited numbers - holiday 2012 season.

None of them said it was a dual GPU tho iBSOD.
 
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Yeah there's loads of links around the web now.

All saying mostly the same thing:

Cut-down Tahiti chip.
15% faster than GTX660 is the aim.
No reference design.
Limited numbers - holiday 2012 season.

None of them said it was a dual GPU tho iBSOD.

The thing is the 7870 is already the same performance as the GTX 660TI in BF3. a 1500 core 7890 would put it ahead of the GTX 660TI.
 
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If that's the case I won't be complaining, I'll be buying one :p

http://hardocp.com/article/2012/11/12/fall_2012_gpu_driver_comparison_roundup/3

Go get one :p

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Cut down Tahiti, 1.5GB vram from what I can make out.

Looks to be released in the same slot as the 6930 was, an effort to ship out chips that couldn't cut it at 7950/70 levels?

With prices as they are, I can't see where this card fits in at all.
 

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With prices as they are, I can't see where this card fits in at all.

Me neither. 7950's can be had for ~£230 if you wait for offers on here, 7870's sit @£200 give or take 10-20. That's a very small gap to fill unless pricing is about to get a shake up at the same time, I cant see the 7950 moving much but perhaps 7870/50's are about to be lowered again.
 
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Cut down Tahiti, 1.5GB vram from what I can make out.

Looks to be released in the same slot as the 6930 was, an effort to ship out chips that couldn't cut it at 7950/70 levels?

With prices as they are, I can't see where this card fits in at all.

The WCCF link states 2GB @ 256Bit with 156 more streaming processors. that puts it a little above the standard 7870, if this is what it is and limited edition it will probably end up as a limited line of GPU's at the same price as 7870 only with a little higher performance.

A Christmas special if you like.
 
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Ahh you're correct sir, I was looking at a release table from December 2011 :p

Looks like it was originally penned in to have a 384bit with 1.5GB memory, since has changed to 256bit/2GB. Makes sense I suppose, as if it was 384bit it would have been named a 7930 or similar :)
 
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it is going to be hard to fit this card in if i am thinking right ? if its 30 £ less then 7950 why not buy 7950 :confused:
 
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Please don't let it beat the 7970, im enjoying my indian summer at the top of the gpu charts while it lasts. :p

Well you might be in for a shock. These benchmarks are from a well-respected technology site in China. Certainly looks legit...

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