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Originally Posted by PureOC Jim;13897096 
Incorrect, the 6990 has 2 GPU's and will be faster than 2 x 6970's on a hole.... running 2 cards some games scale on 20-30% better imo

i disagree. xfire 6970's are faster than a single 6990.

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post #12 of 74
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Originally Posted by PureOC Jim;13897096 
Incorrect, the 6990 has 2 GPU's and will be faster than 2 x 6970's on a hole.... running 2 cards some games scale on 20-30% better imo

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The 6990 is two 6970's on one board. Either way you're getting two 6970's, where in the world are you pulling that 20-30% figure from?
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a hole....

OIC
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post #13 of 74
You already have a 5870, why not add a 2nd-hand 5870.
The difference between the 5870 and the 6970 isn't that amazing, but it saves you a boatload of money.
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Originally Posted by Deluxe;13897331 
You already have a 5870, why not add a 2nd-hand 5870.
The difference between the 5870 and the 6970 isn't that amazing, but it saves you a boatload of money.

Well, the 6xxx series card have new features. Plus, they scale better.
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You already have a 5870, why not add a 2nd-hand 5870.
The difference between the 5870 and the 6970 isn't that amazing, but it saves you a boatload of money.

it would have, if 5870s hadn't dried up. if they aren't sold out by now they're very overpriced.
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FrostyFox, what res are you planning to run at? I ask because getting a 2x6970 or 6990 might be overkill....... eek.gif what am I saying..... this is OCN..... overkill is our middle name tongue.gif

As a 6990 has 2 6970 cores, in theory it shouldn't matter which you get. I only went with a 6990 so if the time comes that I need more power, I can easily throw in another 6990.
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I can easily throw in another 6990.

I can see easily throwing it in, but not easily paying for it biggrin.gif
   
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Sell the 5870 and if you have enough, get a 6970 + 6990. Trifire is where it's at. biggrin.gif
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post #19 of 74
I'd recommend getting a ws revo, then some revised 6970 cards and skip the lightnings. Setup a watercooled loop, and cool them cards. In the future grab 2 more and repeat the process.

2x6950s unlocked to 6970 specs = 2x6970 = 6990.
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post #20 of 74
unless your board doesn't support it, or you're planning on going quad 6990s in the future, buy 6970s. including for trifire. more power, easier to disperse heat, better overclocking headroom.

of course, you could always buy 6950s and unlock them and save yourself a pretty penny.
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