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I had SLI 560's and I have run SLI 6950's before hand and I must say that I was an absolute mess when running Nvidia. The drivers are Terrible & to me the performance was not that great. I felt like my 6950's ran superb. Now this has got me thinking.

I installed my 4890 that I had laying around and I am wondering should I grab another set of 6950's OR should I just run the 4890 till the new AMD cards. I am not sure when the new cards are going to be released. What do you guys think on a timeline for the new 7000 series cards?

Right now I dont mind playing at lower settings on the 4890 until then I just dont want to blow cash on 6905's when new stuff is right around the corner.
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Probably Q2 2012. I would wait if you're fine with what you have now.
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I'd say the same, run the 4890 for now and hit up a 7900 series when they hit the shelves.
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hi matey, i had a pair of cf 6950's and had nothing but driver issues from ati. so i sold them on and purchased 2 gtx 460 golden sample 2gb cards as i run 3 monitors with an effective res of 5944 x 1080 so needed the large ram. i have had no issues with the drivers running sli and the performance of the 2 gtx 460's are just fine at that resolution.

personally i would do a good bit of hunting on the forums before you decide.

its a tricky one , not sure what i would do in your shoes !!
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I had SLI 560's and I have run SLI 6950's before hand and I must say that I was an absolute mess when running Nvidia. The drivers are Terrible & to me the performance was not that great. I felt like my 6950's ran superb. Now this has got me thinking.

I installed my 4890 that I had laying around and I am wondering should I grab another set of 6950's OR should I just run the 4890 till the new AMD cards. I am not sure when the new cards are going to be released. What do you guys think on a timeline for the new 7000 series cards?

Right now I dont mind playing at lower settings on the 4890 until then I just dont want to blow cash on 6905's when new stuff is right around the corner.
What made you downgrade from 6950 CFX to 560 Ti SLI? Even the 1GB 6950 stomps all over the 560 Ti. That was a poor move in itself.

Aside from that note, get two more 6950s and run with that.
     
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hi matey, i had a pair of cf 6950's and had nothing but driver issues from ati. so i sold them on and purchased 2 gtx 460 golden sample 2gb cards as i run 3 monitors with an effective res of 5944 x 1080 so needed the large ram. i have had no issues with the drivers running sli and the performance of the 2 gtx 460's are just fine at that resolution.

personally i would do a good bit of hunting on the forums before you decide.

its a tricky one , not sure what i would do in your shoes !!
Thats understandable. The problem I was having is that I am on a 990X board and only the NEWER Nvidia drivers will allow SLI for my board which was 280.19, 280.26, 285 & the new BF3 Beta drivers and I had nothing but problems running SLI with those drivers. I constantly got driver crashes and Poor performance.

When I was with AMD I not once had a problem & I mean ever so I am switching back. I just wasnt sure on when the new 7000 series cards were going to be released.

Q2 seems like along time honestly so I may just have to pick up a new card now.

Can you guys post up a chart showing the performance from a 6870 and up?
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What made you downgrade from 6950 CFX to 560 Ti SLI? Even the 1GB 6950 stomps all over the 560 Ti. That was a poor move in itself.

Aside from that note, get two more 6950s and run with that.
I down graded because over the past few months I have become addicted to 3D. I run 3D on my blurays and PS3 games. So I figured why not 3D on my PC but your right I did lose & was unhappy.
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i have 560 gtx sli and been very satisfied w/ them. 3d mark 11 is decent.
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Yeah I may end up grabbing a set of the MSI R6950 Twin Frozr II's will see this thursday on what I am going to do.
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The problem here was that you were expecting too much out of the 560 Ti's. If you wanted a step up from the 6950 then you should have gone 570.
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