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Should I buy R6870 Twin Frozr II now for BD?

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Hey guys,

Should I purchase two R6870 Twin Frozr II's now for a Crossfire setup for my future Bulldozer build...which should be mid next month or September or should I wait?

Thanks!
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it really wont make any difference whether you buy them now or then. they might be cheaper in 2 months, but they might be the same price.
    
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it really wont make any difference whether you buy them now or then. they might be cheaper in 2 months, but they might be the same price.
True, but would the performance match? Or will something come out by then and will be a lot better at being compatible with BD?
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The faster (assuming) BD CPU will help a bit, but the GPUs will remain relatively the same (except for future revised drivers).

There's still a lot in the air about BD, so even if you bought the GPUs now, I'm sure you will still be doing very well
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Well actually, looking at prices...I can get 2 6870 Twin Frozers for $320 or I can get one ASUS 6950 for the same price. What would be the better deal?
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You already have two 6850s, so why bother?

Just go 28nm when they come, it would be waste to get 6870s when you have 6850s already.

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Well actually, looking at prices...I can get 2 6870 Twin Frozers for $320 or I can get one ASUS 6950 for the same price. What would be the better deal?
The 6870s would be MUCH faster.
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Yep the 6870s will blow the 6950 away, except for if you're thinking about eyefinity, in which case, the 2GB version of the 6950 would serve you better. You should already know the limits of crossfire, so no need to tell you that.
    
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You have 6850s already, so no. 6870 is only a slight upgrade, and not worth it at all.
    
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Thanks all. This was a for a future build for Bulldozer, not my current one. I'll maintain my sig rig for for a bit more.

Btw, Anthrax...funny you're from Colorado Springs next month..hope it's not too hot in August.
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Thanks all. This was a for a future build for Bulldozer, not my current one. I'll maintain my sig rig for for a bit more.

Btw, Anthrax...funny you're from Colorado Springs next month..hope it's not too hot in August.
It's like 91F or something today, and I got a new Miku shirt and it's black
    
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