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Typically GPU's do drop, except this year everyone discovered Bitcoins and how AMD GPU's rock on it, and therefore have kept prices inflated when they should be much lower. The HD5970 should be selling in the $400 range and yet they can go for $600+ on Ebay without much effort. HD5870's should be around $200 and yet they are going for much higher. You can thank Bitcoin for the demand that normally wouldn't be there. Some days I wish I would have kept my HD5870's just so I could have sold them now and still made a profit.
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Southern Islands comes out in a month or two right? People who are thinking of buying this should reconsider
There will not be a direct replacement for the HD6990 for sometime. It was almost 9 months after the first HD6xxx cards got released before we even saw a dual GPU. The HD6990 will still be the fastest single card solution for sometime.
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How can that be true when 5970 still sell for $700? Do you know where to find them cheap?
I think my point was that it sure ain't an investment. $700 - how much where they at launch
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TigerDirect has 5870X2 for sale for like $469 or something... I'm looking at it closely, but can't find a water block to fit it yet...



Also note, the 6990 is two (2) GPU's and 4Gig fast ram... that is a cost of $369 per GPU, not out of line with dual 6970's...

If you water block a 6990, figure $875 total.

If you do the same to a pair of 6970's, it's about $875 total.

Really, you are buying a more compact and better intergrated package...


Edited by Tex1954 - 8/5/11 at 6:48pm
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I think my point was that it sure ain't an investment. $700 - how much where they at launch
Best price I think I saw at launch was $569 for the HD 6990... can't remember which brand... and every one of them was sold out in what??? a month???

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Woopsy, someone got into my paypal account and did something...

************************************************** *******
Items Ordered

XFX HD699AENF9 Radeon HD 6990 Video Card - 4GB, GDDR5, Dual-GPU, PCI-Express 2.1 (x16), 4x Mini DisplayPort, DVI, DirectX 11, Eyefinity 6, CrossFireX Ready, Includes Dirt3 Game w/Registration (P450-6990) 1 $734.99





--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Total for all Items:
$734.99
Shipping & Handling: $8.18
Grand Total: $743.17


GPU-6990 DD-6990 Water Block Options: Fitting Size: None
Optional XFire Fitting: CrossSLI Fitting Package
Video Card Brand: XFX HD699AENF9 Radeon HD 6990
Subtotal: $131.90
Shipping cost: $13.71
Total: $145.61

GRAND TOTAL: $888.78

************************************************** ****

DarkRyder and scvette and them made me do it... it's all their fault...

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You better have it up and running by Friday of next week. And then you might have a chance of catching DarkRyder. If not, you must order another one.
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daaaayum. I could never get myself to drop that much dough on a video card. me jealous
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You better have it up and running by Friday of next week. And then you might have a chance of catching DarkRyder. If not, you must order another one.
I tried to order 2 of them... they have a limit of 1 per... oh well...

It will go good with the Sabertooth TUF AM3+ Mobo... the one DarkRyder told me to get...

And all the above should work fine when Bulldozer finally comes out! The first A8-3850 APU chips bench near the i7-950!!! The full blown Bulldozer CPU's ought to do better than that and cheap too! Well, I can wait for the 10 core... or 12 core.. whatever it is...

http://www.cpubenchmark.net/high_end_cpus.html

Anyways, I'm taking a risk... now I have to find a job ASAP...

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TigerDirect has 5870X2 for sale for like $469 or something... I'm looking at it closely, but can't find a water block to fit it yet...



Also note, the 6990 is two (2) GPU's and 4Gig fast ram... that is a cost of $369 per GPU, not out of line with dual 6970's...

If you water block a 6990, figure $875 total.

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Really, you are buying a more compact and better intergrated package...

Where did you see that?
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