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Im looking at buying a 6990 for Battlefield 3 and future games, would it be a good choice and would it work with my system, I would like to have some advice about this card from someone who owns or owned one
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I owned a 6990 for a good 4 months. It was an incredibly solid card for being a dual gpu one. I got amazing performance out of it. To avoid bottlenecking you may have to bump up the speed of your cpu though.

However, if you only play on gaming at 1080p you really don't need it. A 1.5GB GTX580 should do you fine. A 6990 would just be a waste of $300 really. You can get a solid 580 here on the forum marketplace for $400.
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Would be beast mate, Go for it.

I don't think you will see that much of a bottleneck, But that really depends on what games you will be playing.
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I owned a 6990 for a good 4 months. It was an incredibly solid card for being a dual gpu one. I got amazing performance out of it. To avoid bottlenecking you may have to bump up the speed of your cpu though.

However, if you only play on gaming at 1080p you really don't need it. A 1.5GB GTX580 should do you fine. A 6990 would just be a waste of $300 really. You can get a solid 580 here on the forum marketplace for $400.
It would bottleneck 3.7ghz??
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Like AMDRocks said it would depend on the game really and OC of the 6990. I've heard people say on here that a 6990 can be bottlenecked by a 1090T. But I mean like I said before...unless you plan to go eyefinity later, you really don't need it.
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Like AMDRocks said it would depend on the game really and OC of the 6990. I've heard people say on here that a 6990 can be bottlenecked by a 1090T. But I mean like I said before...unless you plan to go eyefinity later, you really don't need it.
Ok I see also would a 580 work with my mobo I think its only AMD also whats the performance on 1 580 on battlefield 3
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I owned a 6990 for a good 4 months. It was an incredibly solid card for being a dual gpu one. I got amazing performance out of it. To avoid bottlenecking you may have to bump up the speed of your cpu though.

However, if you only play on gaming at 1080p you really don't need it. A 1.5GB GTX580 should do you fine. A 6990 would just be a waste of $300 really. You can get a solid 580 here on the forum marketplace for $400.
I only play 1080p but I sure as he#¤ use all the power my 2 6950 gives. Playing Crysis 2 or Battlefield 3 at Ultra setting gonna make even a 6990 sweat.
So, I say go 4 the 6990!
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Well the nVidia website suggests that at 1080p you should easily be able to play the game at Ultra settings. Now, that IS from the nVidia website so could just be a marketing tactic. Check it out and be the judge.
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