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post #1 of 11
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I have a gigabyte 5970 card and i am wondering if i should upgrade.
been considering getting 2x 6970 on crossfire or 2x 570gtx on sli
can some one tell me if it is a upgrade. Or am i just wasting my time
and money on getting either of the two.
Edited by Hoodz - 6/20/11 at 3:20am
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post #2 of 11
6790? I hope you mean 6970.

And yes, it would be an upgrade. Also, GTX 580 SLI.
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my mistake fixed
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post #4 of 11
2x 6970 is barely a step up from a 5970. At this point in time there is no real upgrade path for you.

Wait for Kepler or Southern Islands.
     
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post #5 of 11
Have you had any issues with the card and games? If it works fine and you dont run into cf issues with games it is still one of the fastest cards out there.

Both dual card combo's you mentioned are faster but the 5970 should still play any game. You card is worth decent money right now though because of something we are not allowed to talk about on this site.?.

I went from a 5870cf to a 570sli, waste of money. I could not tell the diff. I got caught up in wanting an upgrade.
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post #6 of 11
It would be somewhat of an upgrade but whether its a necessary one is up to you. I personally would not do it and just wait for the next gen cards.
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post #7 of 11
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i got the card soon as it came out on the market and i had a lot of battle field bad company issues wouldnt run on high setting would get bad fps under 20 frames.
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post #8 of 11
The 5970 is still a great card. The 580 competes with it at some levels, but it should be able to play anything fine right now. Unless it's giving you trouble, I'd just wait it out until the next gen of cards, should be either the end of the year or early 2012.
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post #9 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hoodz View Post
i got the card soon as it came out on the market and i had a lot of battle field bad company issues wouldnt run on high setting would get bad fps under 20 frames.
Sounds alot like a driver issuse to me.
     
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post #10 of 11
Wait, the 5970 is a very powerful card with the right driver.
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