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Ok, so I just ordered a 6970 from Newegg for $299 after MIR, I was wondering if you guys think this will be an improvement from my 2x 5830s.They performed well until I went eyefinity, should I see any kind of improvement in FPS with only one 6970, I know the lack of vram is a biggy, just curious if you guys think I'll need another 6970 to see any kind of improvement. Thanks guys.
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Ok, so I just ordered a 6970 from Newegg for $299 after MIR, I was wondering if you guys think this will be an improvement from my 2x 5830s.They performed well until I went eyefinity, should I see any kind of improvement in FPS with only one 6970, I know the lack of vram is a biggy, just curious if you guys think I'll need another 6970 to see any kind of improvement. Thanks guys.
With a single monitor no, they should have similar performance.

With 2+ monitors the 6970 should be faster.
    
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Ok, so I just ordered a 6970 from Newegg for $299 after MIR, I was wondering if you guys think this will be an improvement from my 2x 5830s.They performed well until I went eyefinity, should I see any kind of improvement in FPS with only one 6970, I know the lack of vram is a biggy, just curious if you guys think I'll need another 6970 to see any kind of improvement. Thanks guys.
Yes, you should definitely see much improved performance. Perhaps not drastically, but you should more than a marginal performance increase.

Hrm.. but that would be the 2GB model as increased VRAM will help with a triple-monitor setup.
    
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Definitely a nice performance boost

Nice purchase :-)
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yea, forgot to mention its triple monitor at 5760x1080. I plan on seeing how I like the card and then maybe getting another to crossfire.
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