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If I can get 3 more ppl to get on the 5970 boat I buying it. It's already in my Newegg cart.
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@toddville I'm in the same boat as you. Actually I am in this boat b/c of you haha, I just started looking at the 5970 from this thread and is looks pretty awesome. I have the same PSU which is why I am thinking of getting this card since I am unsure of the 570's vram right now lol. I need a single GPU option as well but can't justify additional $200 for a 580..
This particular 5970 only has 1GB per GPU. So the 570 is better for memory intensive games.

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Also keep in mind that the 5970 only has a 30 day warranty....
Did not notice that. That would be a deal breaker for me right there.
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This particular 5970 only has 1GB per GPU. So the 570 is better for memory intensive games.



Did not notice that. That would be a deal breaker for me right there.
Not to concerned about the warranty.
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This particular 5970 only has 1GB per GPU. So the 570 is better for memory intensive games.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...Tpk=14-105-001

It says 2GB on the product listing? Unless that's b/c it's a dual GPU card and it's really 1GB? Confused lol
    
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Originally Posted by aznguyen316 View Post
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...Tpk=14-105-001

It says 2GB on the product listing? Unless that's b/c it's a dual GPU card and it's really 1GB? Confused lol
He's right it's only 1GB per core. I wish they had the Sapphire Toxic 4GB version w/AC Accelero cause then i wouldn't have even asked the question.
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Originally Posted by toddville393 View Post
Not to concerned about the warranty.
I would be.

Dual GPU cards seem to suffer more from hardware related issues. You could even have one GPU die after that 30 days then all you'll have is a $400 paperweight.

My vote goes to a 6970.


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Originally Posted by aznguyen316 View Post
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...Tpk=14-105-001

It says 2GB on the product listing? Unless that's b/c it's a dual GPU card and it's really 1GB? Confused lol
On dual GPU cards the memory figure they give you is for the whole card, so you need to divide by 2.

Ex. A 6990 is 4GB or 2GB per GPU, and a GTX 590 is 3GB or 1.5GB per GPU.

XFX offered a 4GB 5970 which was 2GB each but that card was around $1000 on release.
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Originally Posted by blackbalt89 View Post
I would be.

Dual GPU cards seem to suffer more from hardware related issues. You could even have one GPU die after that 30 days then all you'll have is a $400 paperweight.

My vote goes to a 6970.




On dual GPU cards the memory figure they give you is for the whole card, so you need to divide by 2.

Ex. A 6990 is 4GB or 2GB per GPU, and a GTX 590 is 3GB or 1.5GB per GPU.
Not that I want one, but that would a sweet @$$ paperweight lol.
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Not that I want one, but that would a sweet @$$ paperweight lol.
Damn right it would be! But I'd rather buy a bricked on off eBay for much less if that was my intention.
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Get the 5970, I looked at getting it. Truly incredible performance/$.
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