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Hey guys im making a new build before i go off to college and i was wondering if i should go with a SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 6990 4GB, or just keep my 5850's in crossfire, or wait for the 7000 series to come out. Or dare i say it.... go to an Nvidia card just because ive never had one before and they are some what less expensive.

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post #2 of 11
Considering you run games at 1080p, HD5850 in CF still offers plenty of power and should play any game without problems. You would probably be better of waiting and see what the HD7000 series have to offer.
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post #3 of 11
I'd have to agree with Andy. At your resolution, the 5850CF still offers plenty of power, so if you really want to get something new, just wait for the 7000 series. The 6990 would be serious overkill unless all you want to do is play Metro maxed out.
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Keep your 5850s
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post #5 of 11
yeah, keep the 5850's. Until you start venturing into higher resolutions, you'll be fine for a while. By the time an upgrade is warranted there will undoubtedly be better options.

In the meantime, that money you were going to use on a 6990, go find some nice girls/boys at college to take out XD
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Keep your 5850s, wait for next gen cards.
    
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post #7 of 11
5850's. IMO, the 6990 should only be considered above 1200p, or if you plan on adding additional monitors. OR, if you have space constraints. Which you don't If your going to get anything? SSD.
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post #8 of 11
I'll have to go with everyone else on this and because I'm sporting a single 5850 and having no problems with maxed settings at 1080p. But... you should overclock them to 5870 levels, that would be a vast improvement if you wanted.
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post #9 of 11
Keep it and wait for next gen.
On your resolution, that CF is kicking strong.
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post #10 of 11
Keep them.

CF 5850 (which i think are a tad faster after scaling than my SLI 460s) still provide great performance at that resolution. I had a single one a while back and it was beast.
    
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