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Hmmm Well I think that pretty much settles it then.. Tri Fire is the best way to go since I'm not doing eyefinity, yet

Can I clock ATI cards differently in x-fire? I hear the 6990 gpus clock better than a 6970 would.. any chance of helping the best clocks? I plan on OCing a lot
No. The card closest to your cpu is your master card. Your second card will always clock the same as your master card. This is with my experience of overclocking through Afterburner. Not sure about ocing through CCC.
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OCing is not going to give you as huge a boost in performance as you would think. If you're pushing out more watts, volts, and heat just to get an extra 1-2 fps, is it really worth it? No, not when gaming, but, perhaps for posting a few benchmarks!
    
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Benchmarks are pointless for end user and gamers IMO. They're boring as hell and take forever! I don't care to bench anymore..

I also, typically speaking from experience, overclocking yields much more than a couple more FPS..... I might not need it right away tho but its nice to have headroom down the road
 
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Originally Posted by TitaniumClocker View Post
Benchmarks are pointless for end user and gamers IMO. They're boring as hell and take forever! I don't care to bench anymore..

I also, typically speaking from experience, overclocking yields much more than a couple more FPS..... I might not need it right away tho but its nice to have headroom down the road
My OCN compadre, it sounds like three 2GB 6950s are the ones for the you, then. Eyefinity. Eyefinity. Eyefinity.



Hey, the phone rang, and it was for the you...

"Oh, it is? Hello?"

"Eyefinity."
    
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Congrats on the millionth thread.
    
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My OCN compadre, it sounds like three 2GB 6950s are the ones for the you, then. Eyefinity. Eyefinity. Eyefinity.



Hey, the phone rang, and it was for the you...

"Oh, it is? Hello?"

"Eyefinity."
....why? I would rather one big screen.
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Congrats on the millionth thread.
Not yet!


 
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post #27 of 46
6990+6970

-or-

6950/6970 x3
post #28 of 46
If you can spend the money get the dual 6990. If I was buying gpu"s now. I'd get two 6990"s for quadfire and water-cooled. At the moment I'm on two 580s water-cooled. the only thing to note is that i don't know if Ati has added support for this but having crossfire in windowed mode.

a few hundred dollars for 3 vs 4 gpu is not worth it consdering other factors just get the top dawg
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Uhh... Its $1800 versus $1250 total... big difference IMO

$1000 for 6990+6970 plus $250 in waterblocks

Dual 6990 would be $300 in waterblocks plus $1500
 
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I'll let you know on Tuesday once I put a couple of them on water and run them to the 8th level...
    
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