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About to pull the trigger on 6970

post #1 of 24
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Should I do it?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102918

This will be an upgrade from a GTX280.

Talk me out of it or say DOOOO EEEEEEET.
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post #2 of 24
Doooo eeeeeeet!
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post #3 of 24
Save yourself the 60 bucks (80 with rebate) and get yourself the MSI TFIII 6950.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127575

Why?
-Great Overclocker
-Possibility of unlocking to a 6970
-80 bucks cheaper
-runs cooler
-nearly silent (compared to stock cooler)
-deus ex game coupon(just a freebee)
post #4 of 24
I agree on the 6950. It is much cheaper and even if it doesn't unlock, you still get close to 6970 performance.
   
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post #5 of 24
I would just go with the 6970. I just got 2 of them. I was looking at the 6950 TFIII also but the MSI 6970's I got were 319.99 after rebate and I figured for $40 it was worth just getting the 6970. I got an X800 pro with the hopes of unlocking it to an X800 XT a few years ago. I was not able to unlock it and was never happy with the pro card. This time I decided not to take any chances and just get the 6970's. But, like has been said above, the 6970 reference designs are loud. Louder than my 4870's were. So keep that in mind also.
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post #6 of 24
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Decisions! Argh. About to do it...don't know which I'll wind up with.
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post #7 of 24
Just get the damn 6970s. If you're a sucker like me, you'll always have the "this card is great, but I could have had something a little better for just a little more money" voice in the back of your head. Especially if you can ever only reach like 29 or 59 FPS in a game.
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post #8 of 24
I like the 6870. I don't really do much gaming and the performance is great.

When I do launch a game I can get 60 frames or more solid.

My card can also do 1ghz core 1150 mem.
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post #9 of 24
*Cough* Stick with NVidia *cough*
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post #10 of 24
Dont do it. You skiped HD 58XX, and now HD 69XX are almost in the end of their life so wait for HD 79XX.
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