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ok so im super tempted to order a MSI 6970 Lightning and i have the cash and can do it now so should i pull the trigger or should i wait for the next gen cards and see what they bring to the table??
    
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ok so im super tempted to order a MSI 6970 Lightning and i have the cash and can do it now so should i pull the trigger or should i wait for the next gen cards and see what they bring to the table??
Noooo, Southern Islands in a few months. It will be so much worth the wait. If its really burning, could I suggest making a temporary upgrade and buying another 4890? I saw a couple for only $100 or less.
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Noooo, Southern Islands in a few months. It will be so much worth the wait. If its really burning, could I suggest making a temporary upgrade and buying another 4890? I saw a couple for only $100 or less.
Well, there's always something better around the corner. You'll get more performance per dollar later. Is your 4890 not fulfilling your needs?
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if you play the waiting game youll wait forever
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I say do it. You can always resell the card later. This way you can have some fun. That card is awesome. I mean, just look at it. It's saying "buy me" "buy me"
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I pulled the trigger and got the 6970 Lightning. I too was waiting, and waiting... and waiting then I did what I always do.

I got the best I could afford.

Do it...

(upgraded from a XFX 5770)
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Oh yeah, should you decide to get the Lightning, just wait till you hold it in your hand(s).

Thing is huge, heavy and solid. Its a true component.



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Oh yeah, should you decide to get the Lightning, just wait till you hold it in your hand(s).

Thing is huge, heavy and solid. Its a true component.



couldnt wait to get home to open it? lol
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Noooo, Southern Islands in a few months. It will be so much worth the wait. If its really burning, could I suggest making a temporary upgrade and buying another 4890? I saw a couple for only $100 or less.
How is there any proof to back this up? I sure haven't heard that the performance will be worthwhile, everything is a rumour until we hear something official from amd.

@OP the 6970 is a great card, and the lightning makes it that much better. I would upgrade and not look back.
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depend on what size monitor most and then what kind of game afterward . i am skipping for now as my card is sufficient for my game
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