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January 02, 2012, 10:08:27 PM
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I remember speculation as to whether we were a blip on the radar, or a noticeable chunk of market.

http://www.amd.com/us/products/desktop/graphics/7000/7970/Pages/radeon-7970.aspx

5th bullet down.

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January 02, 2012, 10:14:48 PM
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I remember speculation as to whether we were a blip on the radar, or a noticeable chunk of market.

http://www.amd.com/us/products/desktop/graphics/7000/7970/Pages/radeon-7970.aspx

6th bullet down.
... saw this 2 weeks ago.
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January 02, 2012, 10:16:32 PM
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I remember speculation as to whether we were a blip on the radar, or a noticeable chunk of market.

http://www.amd.com/us/products/desktop/graphics/7000/7970/Pages/radeon-7970.aspx

6th bullet down.
... saw this 2 weeks ago.

I didn't.. Sorry. It just came to my attention via Twitter.

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January 02, 2012, 10:42:41 PM
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This is very good news for me :-)

Thanks for bringing this to my attention.AMD does care about us miners.Lets hope the mining software can be optimised well for the HD7970 (due to a different type of architecture from the HD6xxx series GPUs.I just hope that my HD6950 can still pull its weight as its heavily OC'd and shader unlocked)

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January 02, 2012, 11:11:38 PM
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5th bullet, not 6th... But yea, that's neat.

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January 03, 2012, 02:40:07 AM
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Wonderful!

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January 03, 2012, 05:10:24 AM
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In that context they may think about frequent pattern mining algorithm and data mining in general. But I'm sure they are thinking about bitcoin. Smiley
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January 03, 2012, 10:47:51 AM
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I remember speculation as to whether we were a blip on the radar, or a noticeable chunk of market.

http://www.amd.com/us/products/desktop/graphics/7000/7970/Pages/radeon-7970.aspx

5th bullet down.

Nice. Too bad AMD hasn't contacted me about me supporting their GCN platform yet on DiabloMiner.

Seriously, AMD, send me a 7970, I will love you all night long. Wink wink.

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January 03, 2012, 11:45:02 AM
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In that context they may think about frequent pattern mining algorithm and data mining in general. But I'm sure they are thinking about bitcoin. Smiley

It is in the same bullet as folding, it HAS to be about mining.

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January 03, 2012, 04:56:11 PM
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... saw this 2 weeks ago.

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January 03, 2012, 09:23:36 PM
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I'm seriously thinking about getting one of these!
 
replace my 2x5770 Wink
 
I've saved $400 cash, and have (at current prices) about $200 in btc, so once it's released I'll check out my options for buying

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January 03, 2012, 09:24:26 PM
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I'm seriously thinking about getting one of these!
 
replace my 2x5770 Wink
 
I've saved $400 cash, and have (at current prices) about $200 in btc, so once it's released I'll check out my options for buying

I've heard rumors of pricing from 600-700, but who knows.

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January 03, 2012, 09:44:37 PM
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I need to look into those VISA cards that you buy at like Walmart, where you put on cash (non reloadable I think?) but do you know if you can use those cards over the Internet as a legit Credit Card?

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January 03, 2012, 10:22:07 PM
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I need to look into those VISA cards that you buy at like Walmart, where you put on cash (non reloadable I think?) but do you know if you can use those cards over the Internet as a legit Credit Card?

And you will buy an AMD card over the internet???
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January 04, 2012, 12:41:27 AM
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it's my only option to buy over the Internet unless our Best Buy gets some in

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January 04, 2012, 07:28:20 AM
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Nice. Too bad AMD hasn't contacted me about me supporting their GCN platform yet on DiabloMiner.

Seriously, AMD, send me a 7970, I will love you all night long. Wink wink.

Send them a message in some way: it may be twitter, e-mailing their PR department or something like that.

Just tell them that if they want to advertise mining as a selling point, they should have software that is made for that architecture, and since you've already made software for the previous architecture (show them the links and everything), you're just the guy to do it. It's not that they won't find a spare 7970 lying around.
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January 04, 2012, 07:54:28 AM
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Maybe they should accept bitcoin ?  Wink

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January 04, 2012, 05:08:02 PM
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Do you guys have a recommendation on a manufacturer?  like XFX, Sapphire, etc?
 
It'll be my first high-end video card purchase, so I don't want to buy crappy and suffer later.

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January 04, 2012, 05:35:46 PM
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Do you guys have a recommendation on a manufacturer?  like XFX, Sapphire, etc?
 
It'll be my first high-end video card purchase, so I don't want to buy crappy and suffer later.
i would go with XFX if they are non-reference designs.
If reference, basically no difference, except the warranty.

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January 04, 2012, 05:59:03 PM
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Do you guys have a recommendation on a manufacturer?  like XFX, Sapphire, etc?
 
It'll be my first high-end video card purchase, so I don't want to buy crappy and suffer later.

Stick with ASUS, Gigabyte, MSI, and Sapphire. The rest is second or third tier shit, especially XFX and Powercolor and Club3D.

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