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Hey all I live in Perth western Australia and at the moment there seems to be a serious shortage of high end graphics cards, just the last couple of weeks ive been looking for either an ASUS 6990 or GTX590 or GIGABYTE or EVGA equivalents but can only get generic cards like Sapphire and Pallit.Ive got dual Sapphire 6870s now that ive had as sort of interim cards but now i want to go more hardcore but just cant find any anywhere.Is anyone else having this sort of issue at the moment?anybody know the reason why?after 6 months these cards just aren't cutting the mustard anymore I need more power dammit!
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I'm curious to know what you need more power for exactly... I think dual 6870 should be more than enough for a single 1920x1200. What kind of games are you playing and what frame rates are you getting?
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Originally Posted by Bloodbath View Post
Hey all I live in Perth western Australia and at the moment there seems to be a serious shortage of high end graphics cards, just the last couple of weeks ive been looking for either an ASUS 6990 or GTX590 or GIGABYTE or EVGA equivalents but can only get generic cards like Sapphire and Pallit.Ive got dual Sapphire 6870s now that ive had as sort of interim cards but now i want to go more hardcore but just cant find any anywhere.Is anyone else having this sort of issue at the moment?anybody know the reason why?after 6 months these cards just aren't cutting the mustard anymore I need more power dammit!
Sapphire ain't.. well... generic.

If you really can't find 6990s maybe you can try to crossfire 6970s?
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lol since when are Saphire and Pallit generic?
    
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post #5 of 19
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Originally Posted by Steven-1979 View Post
lol since when are Saphire and Pallit generic?
Because they are reference cards. thats what I think he means. cards like the twin frozer III 6970 is a non reference card
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lol since when are Saphire and Pallit generic?
Because they aren't EVGA or ASUS. Duh.

If you can't find a 6990 or 590 anywhere get the next best things, such as two 580s or two 6970s.
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Yep 6990's are hard to find and have been for awhile. Most online retailer that i usually use dont have any instock as far as i can tell. Hopefully the supply will increase they are a popular card.
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post #8 of 19
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Because they aren't EVGA or ASUS. Duh.

If you can't find a 6990 or 590 anywhere get the next best things, such as two 580s or two 6970s.
I thought these options both equate to more performance (potential?) than a single 590, or 6990?
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Sapphire is actually good Palit is more like meh but still I would take a reference board over any non reference junk from MSI,XFX or any other company any day.
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I thought these options both equate to more performance (potential?) than a single 590, or 6990?
Of course they will have more performance. Two unbridled cards running in seperate slots allow for a ton more OC headroom.

But it's not always an option if you don't have a mobo with enough space between the cards. Hell I can't really OC my 580s because of heat from being sandwiched where I believe a card such as a 6990 wouldn't have as much trouble, we already know how well the 590s OC. :/
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