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Add another 6870 or wait for 7000 series.

Poll Results: Wait, buy now or later

 
  • 33% (8)
    Buy another 6870 now
  • 16% (4)
    Wait for the price drop
  • 12% (3)
    Buy a 7000 series when they come out
  • 37% (9)
    See if the 7000 series are any good and then make decision
24 Total Votes  
post #1 of 22
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Yeah so a simple opinion question should i wait for the 700 series of Radeon cards or add another 6870 on now (or wait for the price drop when the 7000 series is out). Thanks anyone who replies just looking for opinions.
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post #2 of 22
depends on what games you play and what settings you use. the way amd has been going, is the 7000 series going to be a great improvement who knows?
its a good question to ask and i often wonder to add another 6870 or wait but cant justify the value for money if another generation of video cards are on the horizon. an advantage would be i suppose two 6870's are likely to perform better the say eg 2gb 7870
lol the last time i had two video cards together was with two geforce 7600gt's with an athlon 64
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post #3 of 22
I purchased my two Asus 6870's open box on Newegg for $114.99 a piece.... cant beat the two for that price... i would say get a 2nd one (shoot for open box... usually have them all the time) and sell them later. Make money on them!
post #4 of 22
Well if what AMD says is true (7970 having the same performance as a 6990) I would wait. For all we know a 7850 could outperform a 6970.
post #5 of 22
Just add another 6870 & you should have all of power you need. ( I would think so?). Like someone has already said, $115 is a pretty good deal for one on Newegg. I'd grab one of those & stick it in.

Why wait for the 7000 series? It'll probably be minimal performance increase for one of the similar model number at a higher price point due to being new tech. (EX: 7870, 7850). Unless you are a mad crazy gamer and always need the newest stuff/highest performance possible, just get another 6870.
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post #6 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by iinversion View Post

Why wait for the 7000 series?

Cuz it's about to be released soon wheee.gif
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Originally Posted by iinversion View Post

It'll probably be minimal performance increase...

There might be a substantial performance increase wheee.gif

Nobody knows until the reviews are out...so at the end of the day, that's more than enough reasons to wait upsidedwnsmiley.gif
post #7 of 22
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Originally Posted by drBlahMan View Post

There might be a substantial performance increase

I heard something similar about Bulldozer. Let's hope AMD doesn't fail with the 7000 series too eh?
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post #8 of 22
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Originally Posted by iinversion View Post

I heard something similar about Bulldozer. Let's hope AMD doesn't fail with the 7000 series too eh?

thinking.gif...I don't have the slightest doubt regarding the GPUs. As for their CPUs, that's an entirely a different discussion I don't even care about whistle.gif Besides, for myself, I'm skipping the 7000 series. I'll be waiting for the 8000 series thumb.gif
post #9 of 22
Since you game at 1080p, 2 6870s should be enough for a while. So I recommend just getting another 6870, if you can get one cheaper than $150.
Otherwise, you should wait and see - in that case the 6870s will become even cheaper by then and you will be able to see how the 7000 series performs so you can make a better decision.
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post #10 of 22
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Alright guys thanks i'll start looking into an open box 6870 hopefully it get a good one smile.gif. Again, thanks everyone for your comments and thank you OCN for being back online and awesome:thumb:.
And one more question. Is there any advantage to going with the xfx 6870 Black edition (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150520R) or is the standard the same (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150521R)

P.S. I plan on waiting for one of these cards to come back into stock because matching is nice if I can get it smile.gif
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