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Ok so I was going to buy the MSI R6970 Lightning ($386.99 + $9 S&H), but Newegg has their remaining stock of reference AMD 5970's for $499.99 with $100 off with promo code so $399.99 with free S&H. The sale on the 5970's ends on the 4th so I need to made a decision ASAP. Which should I buy. I know the 5970>6970, but it's getting ready to be 2 series old when the 7000s come out. This is for my new Bulldozer build fyi.

5970

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That's not a bad price for the HD 5970.

But check eBay out first.

I got my HD 6950 for 180$ on eBay, flashed it to an HD 6970 and saved half my money.
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That's not a bad price for the HD 5970.

But check eBay out first.

I got my HD 6950 for 180$ on eBay, flashed it to an HD 6970 and saved half my money.
I only buy parts from Newegg. Unless it's cooling stuff that Newegg doesn't carry then I go to FrozenCPU.
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I only buy parts from Newegg. Unless it's cooling stuff that Newegg doesn't carry then I go to FrozenCPU.
Then you're going to pay twice as much for the same thing.
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Then you're going to pay twice as much for the same thing.
But it's a reliable dealer an if need to RMA it I can.
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post #7 of 35
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This isn't a discussion over Newegg vs. eBay it's 6970 vs 5970 can we get back on topic???
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post #8 of 35
Myself id take the 5970 based on raw performance.
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post #9 of 35
I'd go with the 6970 due to the fact it has more video ram and that'll be needed for new gamers coming out (hell look at the consumption of crysis 2 and BF3)
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I'd go with the 6970 due to the fact it has more video ram and that'll be needed for new gamers coming out (hell look at the consumption of crysis 2 and BF3)
Valid points made there,also you need to consider the possible multi gpu probs that sometimes happen.

Id still take the 5970 myself
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