Overclock.net › Forums › Graphics Cards › AMD/ATI › upgrade to 6970 or 6950[crossfire]
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

upgrade to 6970 or 6950[crossfire]

post #1 of 25
Thread Starter 
hello to everyone i am new to forum and thats my first post .

I would like to ask you whats your opinion on this,i have a pc which is made of:

rampage formula x48 with full x16 crossfire,q9550 c1 revision[my bad luck] that i am going to oc to 3,8-4,0ghz[i guess you can help me with that but i will ask help for that later],mushkin 8gb 1066mhz,chieftec turbo series 750w crossfire certified 80+,cosmos s case,noctua nh-u12p cpu cooler and my question is:

should i upgrade to a 6950 crossfire configuration or 6970 crossfire?

i want to tell you some things that firstly i know that whichever i choose there will be bottleneck and you will tell me to upgrade to i7 2500k,2600 and my answer is that i dont have the money to do that .

I have asked a guy with the same processor as mine and an 6970 crossfire and he told me that he had 80-95% gpu load with his quad core at 4,4ghz and that if i oc my cpu to 4ghz i will have 60-70% gpu load on each 6970 and thats why i am thinking maybe its better to do an 6950 crossfire?

i am playing at 1920x1080 i want to get new graphic cards because i sold my old 4870x2 and now i dont have xD.

My only target/purpose is to play games maxed everything+aa maxed at average 60 fps.heres the results of the guy i am talking about:

http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/.........by-Gaul&

i am waiting for your answers feel free to ask me whatever you want sry for my big post i am a bit chatty.
Edited by vagoskonti - 11/5/11 at 9:04am
main pc
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
q9550@3,84ghz@1.39v stronger-common perf lvl 7!... asus rampage formula x48 2x gigabyte 6970 windforce crossfire 8gb mushkin 1080mhz 5-5-5-15 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
2x1tb western digital 7200 rpm 64mb cache noctua nh-u12p windows 7 ultimate 64bit sp1 lg w2361v 1920x1080 23'' 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
750 watt chieftec turbo series 80+ cf certified cosmos s mx518 genius 4000 
  hide details  
Reply
main pc
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
q9550@3,84ghz@1.39v stronger-common perf lvl 7!... asus rampage formula x48 2x gigabyte 6970 windforce crossfire 8gb mushkin 1080mhz 5-5-5-15 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
2x1tb western digital 7200 rpm 64mb cache noctua nh-u12p windows 7 ultimate 64bit sp1 lg w2361v 1920x1080 23'' 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
750 watt chieftec turbo series 80+ cf certified cosmos s mx518 genius 4000 
  hide details  
Reply
post #2 of 25
Welcome to OCN. Hitting the Enter key after each paragraph would help avoid a wall of text and imporve readability.

For your rig Id probably just get a single 6970 or GTX580 and overclock it.
post #3 of 25
Thread Starter 
i am sorry for the paragraphs i didnt thought about that,i know that you are suggesting me to get just one because of the bottleneck but i guess with 2 i will have better results + i can overclock them right?

i wouldnt even think to get a gtx580 because at its price here in my country i can get 2 6950.

If i was thinking to get a single gpu i would prefer to wait for the amd 7000 series that will be a lot better +28nm with big overclocking headroom.
Edited by vagoskonti - 11/5/11 at 9:11am
main pc
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
q9550@3,84ghz@1.39v stronger-common perf lvl 7!... asus rampage formula x48 2x gigabyte 6970 windforce crossfire 8gb mushkin 1080mhz 5-5-5-15 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
2x1tb western digital 7200 rpm 64mb cache noctua nh-u12p windows 7 ultimate 64bit sp1 lg w2361v 1920x1080 23'' 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
750 watt chieftec turbo series 80+ cf certified cosmos s mx518 genius 4000 
  hide details  
Reply
main pc
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
q9550@3,84ghz@1.39v stronger-common perf lvl 7!... asus rampage formula x48 2x gigabyte 6970 windforce crossfire 8gb mushkin 1080mhz 5-5-5-15 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
2x1tb western digital 7200 rpm 64mb cache noctua nh-u12p windows 7 ultimate 64bit sp1 lg w2361v 1920x1080 23'' 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
750 watt chieftec turbo series 80+ cf certified cosmos s mx518 genius 4000 
  hide details  
Reply
post #4 of 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by vagoskonti View Post
i am sorry for the paragraphs i didnt thought about that,i know that you are suggesting me to get just one because of the bottleneck but i guess with 2 i will have better results + i can overclock them right?i wouldnt even think to get a gtx580 because at its price here in my country i can get 2 6950.
If i was thinking to get a single gpu i would prefer to wait for the amd 7000 series that will be a lot better +28nm with big overclocking headroom.
Definitely go for 6970 for $190 http://www.overclock.net/amd-ati/116...re-6970-a.html
ケンジ
(16 items)
 
  
CPUCPUMotherboardGraphics
i7-3960X i7-980X GA-X79-UD7 / GA-X58A-UD9 7970 + 465 
GraphicsRAMRAMHard Drive
2x 6990 + 580 16GB 2133 MHz 24GB 2000 MHz 120GB x 2 RAID0 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingCooling
120GB x 4 RAID0 Raptor 300GB x 2 RAID0 CPU-370 CPU-370 
CoolingCoolingOSPower
VID-AR699 EK FB X58A-UD9 Win 7 Ultimate x64 1500W / 1250W+1200W 
  hide details  
Reply
ケンジ
(16 items)
 
  
CPUCPUMotherboardGraphics
i7-3960X i7-980X GA-X79-UD7 / GA-X58A-UD9 7970 + 465 
GraphicsRAMRAMHard Drive
2x 6990 + 580 16GB 2133 MHz 24GB 2000 MHz 120GB x 2 RAID0 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingCooling
120GB x 4 RAID0 Raptor 300GB x 2 RAID0 CPU-370 CPU-370 
CoolingCoolingOSPower
VID-AR699 EK FB X58A-UD9 Win 7 Ultimate x64 1500W / 1250W+1200W 
  hide details  
Reply
post #5 of 25
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ken1649 View Post
190????!!!!tell me what i must do and i will order it tomorrow!i am from greece if i can order one ofc...i got paypal.
main pc
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
q9550@3,84ghz@1.39v stronger-common perf lvl 7!... asus rampage formula x48 2x gigabyte 6970 windforce crossfire 8gb mushkin 1080mhz 5-5-5-15 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
2x1tb western digital 7200 rpm 64mb cache noctua nh-u12p windows 7 ultimate 64bit sp1 lg w2361v 1920x1080 23'' 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
750 watt chieftec turbo series 80+ cf certified cosmos s mx518 genius 4000 
  hide details  
Reply
main pc
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
q9550@3,84ghz@1.39v stronger-common perf lvl 7!... asus rampage formula x48 2x gigabyte 6970 windforce crossfire 8gb mushkin 1080mhz 5-5-5-15 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
2x1tb western digital 7200 rpm 64mb cache noctua nh-u12p windows 7 ultimate 64bit sp1 lg w2361v 1920x1080 23'' 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
750 watt chieftec turbo series 80+ cf certified cosmos s mx518 genius 4000 
  hide details  
Reply
post #6 of 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by vagoskonti View Post
190????!!!!tell me what i must do and i will order it tomorrow!i am from greece if i can order one ofc...i got paypal.
Check this online deal http://www.overclock.net/online-deal...gb-256bit.html
ケンジ
(16 items)
 
  
CPUCPUMotherboardGraphics
i7-3960X i7-980X GA-X79-UD7 / GA-X58A-UD9 7970 + 465 
GraphicsRAMRAMHard Drive
2x 6990 + 580 16GB 2133 MHz 24GB 2000 MHz 120GB x 2 RAID0 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingCooling
120GB x 4 RAID0 Raptor 300GB x 2 RAID0 CPU-370 CPU-370 
CoolingCoolingOSPower
VID-AR699 EK FB X58A-UD9 Win 7 Ultimate x64 1500W / 1250W+1200W 
  hide details  
Reply
ケンジ
(16 items)
 
  
CPUCPUMotherboardGraphics
i7-3960X i7-980X GA-X79-UD7 / GA-X58A-UD9 7970 + 465 
GraphicsRAMRAMHard Drive
2x 6990 + 580 16GB 2133 MHz 24GB 2000 MHz 120GB x 2 RAID0 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingCooling
120GB x 4 RAID0 Raptor 300GB x 2 RAID0 CPU-370 CPU-370 
CoolingCoolingOSPower
VID-AR699 EK FB X58A-UD9 Win 7 Ultimate x64 1500W / 1250W+1200W 
  hide details  
Reply
post #7 of 25
actually, my first choice would be to save yourself a bit of money, and get a sapphire toxic 6950 2GB, then unlock the shaders to get a 6970 (the sapphire toxics are still unlockable, most others arent)

Otherwise, a 6970 is the way to go
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
2600K (Stock Speeds) MIVE P67 Gigabyte GTX 580 UD 2X 2GB Corsair Vengence 2000Mhz 
Hard DriveCoolingOSPower
M4 64GB + WD Black 640GB Noctua NH U9B SE2 Win7 Ultimate X64 Inwin Commander 1200W 
CaseMouse
TJ07 RAT 3 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
2600K (Stock Speeds) MIVE P67 Gigabyte GTX 580 UD 2X 2GB Corsair Vengence 2000Mhz 
Hard DriveCoolingOSPower
M4 64GB + WD Black 640GB Noctua NH U9B SE2 Win7 Ultimate X64 Inwin Commander 1200W 
CaseMouse
TJ07 RAT 3 
  hide details  
Reply
post #8 of 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ken1649 View Post
You can't get in on that anymore
Gene-Z Dedi
(7 items)
 
Captain America
(6 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
i7 2600k @ 5.2 Ghz Asus Maximus IV Gene-Z Gskill 2133 4GB Caviar Black 
CoolingOSPower
Corsair H100 Arch x64 OCZ 650 Watt 
CPUCPUMotherboardGraphics
Intel Xeon E5-2650 Intel Xeon E5-2650 ASUS Z9PE-D8 WS XFX 6870 
RAMOS
32 GB Samsung Arch Nix 
  hide details  
Reply
Gene-Z Dedi
(7 items)
 
Captain America
(6 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
i7 2600k @ 5.2 Ghz Asus Maximus IV Gene-Z Gskill 2133 4GB Caviar Black 
CoolingOSPower
Corsair H100 Arch x64 OCZ 650 Watt 
CPUCPUMotherboardGraphics
Intel Xeon E5-2650 Intel Xeon E5-2650 ASUS Z9PE-D8 WS XFX 6870 
RAMOS
32 GB Samsung Arch Nix 
  hide details  
Reply
post #9 of 25
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ken1649 View Post
it says out of stock and at amazon site it says that it costs 429 new and 309 used (( my bad
main pc
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
q9550@3,84ghz@1.39v stronger-common perf lvl 7!... asus rampage formula x48 2x gigabyte 6970 windforce crossfire 8gb mushkin 1080mhz 5-5-5-15 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
2x1tb western digital 7200 rpm 64mb cache noctua nh-u12p windows 7 ultimate 64bit sp1 lg w2361v 1920x1080 23'' 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
750 watt chieftec turbo series 80+ cf certified cosmos s mx518 genius 4000 
  hide details  
Reply
main pc
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
q9550@3,84ghz@1.39v stronger-common perf lvl 7!... asus rampage formula x48 2x gigabyte 6970 windforce crossfire 8gb mushkin 1080mhz 5-5-5-15 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
2x1tb western digital 7200 rpm 64mb cache noctua nh-u12p windows 7 ultimate 64bit sp1 lg w2361v 1920x1080 23'' 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
750 watt chieftec turbo series 80+ cf certified cosmos s mx518 genius 4000 
  hide details  
Reply
post #10 of 25
If you want my advice I would say go for two 6950 Sapphire Dirt 3 editions. I have a single one and I want to get a second one because its so cool and quiet.
i7 3820
(16 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
i7 3820 AsRock X79 Extreme6 Sapphire 6950 2gb Sapphire 6950 2gb 
RAMHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (4 x 4GB)  Crucial M4 128gb LG HD-DVD/Blu-Ray Combo Drive Corsair H80 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Pro 64bit Samsung XL2370 Cooler Master Quick Fire (cherry blues) Corsair TX850M 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Fractal Define R3 SS Xai SS 4HD Asus Xonar Essence ST 
  hide details  
Reply
i7 3820
(16 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
i7 3820 AsRock X79 Extreme6 Sapphire 6950 2gb Sapphire 6950 2gb 
RAMHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (4 x 4GB)  Crucial M4 128gb LG HD-DVD/Blu-Ray Combo Drive Corsair H80 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Pro 64bit Samsung XL2370 Cooler Master Quick Fire (cherry blues) Corsair TX850M 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Fractal Define R3 SS Xai SS 4HD Asus Xonar Essence ST 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: AMD/ATI
Overclock.net › Forums › Graphics Cards › AMD/ATI › upgrade to 6970 or 6950[crossfire]