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The 6870s in Crossfire are faster than the 6970 and 580, so if you can use two cards, you might want to go that route.
     
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The 6870s in Crossfire are faster than the 6970 and 580, so if you can use two cards, you might want to go that route.
You can always CrossFire the 6970s later on and enjoy much higher performance than the 6870s. This would be a long-term investment, as I see it.
    
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You can always CrossFire the 6970s later on and enjoy much higher performance than the 6870s. This would be a long-term investment, as I see it.
Yeah, but he can get the 6870s with store credit without spending anymore money. Once you get into the 69xx series, the cost for performance gets more expensive. IMO, the 6870s are very good performers for the price.
     
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Yeah, but he can get the 6870s with store credit without spending anymore money. Once you get into the 69xx series, the cost for performance gets more expensive. IMO, the 6870s are very good performers for the price.
Yeah, but only one 6970 is more than enough for playing pretty much any game out now at 1920x1200 at max settings with AA. Then, later on, he can CrossFire and be set for some more years. There's really not too much point in running CrossFire or SLI in cards slower than the GTX 560 Ti or the Radeon HD 6950 if you want to future proof.
    
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i'm returning my gtx 480 cause it keeps giving me problems , so i work at bestbuy and i will get $513 store credit back for the gpu. i'm debating which gpu will be better of a upgrade on bestbuy website. a gtx 580 @$527, or ati 6970 @$399
why dont you sell the store credit on ebay or find a friend or some costumer at bestbuy to keep you store credit and give you the cash and get new GPU online you going to save a lot money , its only going to take you some time, i think its worth then pay lot more on bestbuy store, you work there you can find way around.
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Yeah, but he can get the 6870s with store credit without spending anymore money. Once you get into the 69xx series, the cost for performance gets more expensive. IMO, the 6870s are very good performers for the price.
yeah but i want to have at least 1.5 or 2G of memory, cause i do play gta 4 a lot with mods so the memory will be handfull.
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This thread has just been cleaned ... please stay on the topic of the gfx cards in question, not on the chances for 'success' when investing the saved money on 'dating', etc.
    
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why dont you sell the store credit on ebay or find a friend or some costumer at bestbuy to keep you store credit and give you the cash and get new GPU online you going to save a lot money , its only going to take you some time, i think its worth then pay lot more on bestbuy store, you work there you can find way around.
i can't do that cause my name is going to be under that $513 gift card, no one else can use it but me. so if someone else uses it i get fired it's like a credit card now
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so bestbuy.com is my only option to buy these cards.
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