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The only amd card i've had in my brief foray into computers was a msi 6970. I experienced artifacts at stock clocks and it got unbearable to the point of me selling it off on ebay... (of course i listed it as having artifacts).

I am thinking of gettng two 6970s
what are the cons if any to switching from nvidia to amd cards these days?

What are the pros?

EDIT: oh i forgot to mention length might be a problem as i am trying to stick a rx360 rad in push pull in a silverstone raven rv02 ... so if you could recommend a smaller non-ref card if one even exists
Edited by badatgames18 - 5/27/11 at 8:50am
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So you just had a bad experience with a 6970 but now want to get 2 more? Why not stick with the GTX590?
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So you just had a bad experience with a 6970 but now want to get 2 more? Why not stick with the GTX590?
this is for an entirely separate build... i've had a 580, 560s, a 570... i just feel like i'd like to try out amd for something new
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ATI/AMD looks more vivid

Cons:

No physics

You should not have to reformat, but if you have any problems, plan on reformatting.
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this is for an entirely separate build... i've had a 580, 560s, a 570... i just feel like i'd like to try out amd for something new
Ok then that's fine. 11.4" is the shortest card I could find really. THIS MSI lightning is a very nice card. But they don't list the dims.... Its probably somewhere around 11.7" long.
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