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Originally Posted by Skoobs View Post

maybe they should stop making cards, and start making the cards work. they have a bad rap for drivers, and i would probably be rockin two 6950s if it werent for that fact

my 6950 works absolutely fine with whatever drivers the amd site gives me.
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Originally Posted by bk641 View Post

my 6950 works absolutely fine with whatever drivers the amd site gives me.

I second that. Not only does my my dirt 3 6950 run all my games flawlessly but silent as well.
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post #43 of 114
People should stop with this ATI drivers thing... Most of the users do not have any serious problems. Nvidia released drivers that burnt their cards.. I think that was a bigger issue than a driver crashing once in a while. Only issue ive had till now nad ive been using ATI for as long as i can remember is maybe a performance hit. That's all.
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I just bought a 6970.

I'll hold off for a bit and buy another if needed. It will probably be awhile since it is already powerful enough. smile.gif
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post #45 of 114
ehh, i will wait to see how the review, i really dont think they will be much better than the previous generations of video cards.
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post #46 of 114
7970 is my first GPU upgrade in 4 years unless Nvidia has something around the same time come out that is better, and so far I haven't heard about the 6-series Nvidias coming anytime soon.
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BD 8170 + Radeon 7970 will be my next upgrade, along with a new PSU biggrin.gif

Why would you buy a CPU that almost bottlenecks your GPU? You might not be bottlenecked with a single 7970, but it could be close considering a bulldozer bottlenecks the 6990 which the 7970 is supposed to be equivalent to. Quite literally the only purpose to buy a bulldozer over other CPUs in its price range is for highly-threaded applications that mostly use integer calculations, which is much out there. If you want better performance AND a better price, you can get the cheaper 2500k. If you don't care about price and want ulitmate performance, get a 2600-2700k.
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post #47 of 114
I will be obtaining at least one HD7970 as soon as possible and reviewing it, so the sooner they release the better smile.gif I've had this GTX560 Ti since March, which is much too long for me tongue.gif
    
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nice to see AMD plans (maybe) to launch 7000 series in December. It should be interesting. As for me I will just get a next 6870 when it gets cheaper and wait for the 8000 series
    
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post #49 of 114
I hope they fix the hairdryer fan. I like my 6970s they do everything great, but the extremely high temps and fan noise on reference ones is kind of annoying. The die shrink will no doubt mean they'll run alot cooler than Cayman, I just hope they fix the fan. I'd get non-ref cards but I don't like the idea of hot air being pushed back into the case.
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always add two extra months to whatever launch date AMD states.
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