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    CF HD6950
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post #1 of 5
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Hey,I already have a 6950@6970 @900mhz 1375 running stable and I'm getting a new PSU soon to be able to CF in the future,but considering HD79XX are coming out soon and probably two 6950's or 6970,if the other one flashes too, will equal say a 7970 or maybe some other card,maybe 2x6990=7970 like rumors claim is true.

My card can already max games like the witcher 2 and will probably max skyrim at my resolution,which are the games I'll be playing(maybe BF3 later but I still haven't bought it)


So what do you guys think? should I save or wait or cf?

Thanks in advance.
 
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I have an HD 6870 and am going to wait for the 79xx series. Sure, I can't run Crysis 2 or BF3 on ultra with a steady 30+ fps, but High settings are enough for me to enjoy the game. I'm saving up slowly for the 79xx series and then go all out when it comes out. The bonus is that you get that awesome geeky feeling after doing a massive makeover for your pc. Also there's been issues with multi-GPU configurations, and I'd rather save my money. Your HD 6950 will keep you satisfied for the next couple years.

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maybe 2x6990=7970 like rumors claim is true.
I was about to make a thread about this.. can anyone try predicting this from past releases if possible? Because a single 6990 is pretty damn strong, and it's just too much for me to imagine a single 7970 card being equal to TWO 6990's.
Edited by dkL33t - 11/8/11 at 7:30pm
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Wait for the 7 series, THEN get another 6950 when the prices come down more. If you're maxing out your games then you're fine.
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Originally Posted by dkL33t View Post
I have an HD 6870 and am going to wait for the 79xx series. Sure, I can't run Crysis 2 or BF3 on ultra with a steady 30+ fps, but High settings are enough for me to enjoy the game. I'm saving up slowly for the 79xx series and then go all out when it comes out. The bonus is that you get that awesome geeky feeling after doing a massive makeover for your pc. Also there's been issues with multi-GPU configurations, and I'd rather save my money. Your HD 6950 will keep you satisfied for the next couple years.



I was about to make a thread about this.. can anyone try predicting this from past releases if possible? Because a single 6990 is pretty damn strong, and it's just too much for me to imagine a single 7970 card being equal to TWO 6990's.
Thanks for your reply,I'd like to hear more opinions before I make my decision.

If you wanna read about the 6990 and the new series read here http://www.overclock.net/hardware-ne...deon.html,they are still posting there more and more opinions,very interesting.
 
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Thanks for your reply,I'd like to hear more opinions before I make my decision.

If you wanna read about the 6990 and the new series read here http://www.overclock.net/hardware-ne...deon.html,they are still posting there more and more opinions,very interesting.
Unless your struggling to run games I think you should stay with the 6970 as it's still pretty powerfull.

Personally I'd save money and maybe look at doing a Sandy Bridge/Ivy Bridge upgrade and maybe grab a cheap 6950/70 for CF at the same time.
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