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post #71 of 80
amd has nothing to do with these X2's that PCS is coming out with they didn't design it PCS did, amd only supplied the gpu chips. back to the drawing board =P
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Originally Posted by Alex132 View Post
I think the 6990 may have better VRMs or equal to it. The 6990 is not known for bad VRMs, actually quite the opposite.
You can still improve though. I was just taking shots you know.
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post #73 of 80
2 x 6870x2's sounds appealing if they scale really well.
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post #74 of 80
So these are $450? And the equivalent of crossfire 6970's? Better cooling? If so, sign me up!
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No, they are equivalent of crossfire 6870s

They will also be releasing a dual 6970 card soon though
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hmm, trifire with my 6870? YES!

might need a new PSU tho if i decide to buy a 550Ti for folding too :/
    
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post #77 of 80
Quote:
Originally Posted by Enfluenza View Post
hmm, trifire with my 6870? YES!

might need a new PSU tho if i decide to buy a 550Ti for folding too :/
68xx is limited to crossfire, so the 6870x2 won't have a crossfire bridge
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post #78 of 80
Quote:
Originally Posted by aznofazns View Post
I'd hardly call it obsolete. It just won't be the king of the hill anymore. It'll be more like the queen of the hill.
A.K.A. Obsolete

I think it's a horrible idea to do this. Personally, I don't know why they didn't just try to make a revised model of the 6990 with better cooling, or better yet, release a model that has a non-reference cooler! Boom, problem solved.
     
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post #79 of 80
6800 series is only limited to dual crossfire because they only have one bridge connector...has nothing to do with driver incapability. These cards have a crossfire bridge connector, so you will be able to tri fire with a single 6870 or quadfire with two of these

And they are making a 6990 or 6970x2 version as well that is due out shortly after this. They were both on display at computex
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Imglidinhere View Post
A.K.A. Obsolete

I think it's a horrible idea to do this. Personally, I don't know why they didn't just try to make a revised model of the 6990 with better cooling, or better yet, release a model that has a non-reference cooler! Boom, problem solved.
ob·so·lete/ˌäbsəˈlēt/
Adjective: No longer produced or used; out of date.

so basically that means the GTX590 is obsolete even tho it was released after the HD6990.
riiiiiiigt.

its the SAME GENERATION. you cant call something released in the same product line OBSOLETE when something more powerful comes out. is the 6790 obsolete to the 6990? no.
    
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