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post #31 of 49
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Originally Posted by TheJesus View Post

It should be. I think AMD messed up by not making the 6000 series better performance than the 5000 entirely. The 5970 is still outpacing 6000 cards. Hopefully the 7000 will just crush.

It should isnt the 7000 line on a new die size? where as the 5000 and 6000 are on the same die size?
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It should isnt the 7000 line on a new die size? where as the 5000 and 6000 are on the same die size?

Yep, its on the 28nm chips. But die size isn't the only deciding factor.
     
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Heh, the 7970 is supposed to be equivalent to a 5970 or near 2x6970 performance on a single GPU....
This is why I want to go 2x7970 when they come out and get it over with.

I know this is stupid, but the way I look at it is if I have to buy 2 cards to outpace my one current card it doesn't seem worth it to me. I know mine is basically 2 cards on one, but it's still one card. I want one card that is faster than the one I got, makes it easier to justify forking out the cash for it. I mean if you had a MARS II would you go out an buy 3x 580s?
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I remember your avatar todd, didn't you just recently buy that 5970 with a $100 rebate? I debated over that but passed probably due to similar reasoning as your OP on the 1GB vram. But anyway I think you're fine with that card for awhile, that or if you can sell it for what you got get a 6970 and just call it a day and upgrade down the line in the future when 7xxx release so you can get a cheaper 6970 for CF.
    
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post #35 of 49
If you only want to keep one card then stick it out with your 5970 until 7k series comes out. A 6990 in your situtation would be the only choice right about now.... and as for nvidia cards lol I tend to stay away from. and for you to upgrade from a 5970 to 6990 in my opinion is not worth look for yourself:

http://www.techspot.com/review/373-amd-radeon-6990/page10.html

Bottom line just install 11.11 with the latest CAP and call it day. And wait till 7k series and get yourself a 7990.
Edited by Kosai - 11/18/11 at 6:20am
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post #36 of 49
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I heard that is like one the most unsafe things to do with a GPU.
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If you have some free molex, you could use the adpters, would be much cheaper than a new PSU:)

What's "unsafe" about this exactly?
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What's "unsafe" about this exactly?

It shouldnt be unsafe in anyway. Every video card I have ever gotten in the last few years comes with molex adapters. I dont think Sapphire would have sent two of them if it was unsafe to run on a $300 GPU.
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post #38 of 49
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What's so caveman about DX11? the 6K series is nothing but a refresh of the 5k series just more tessellation and more vram....
The 6- series is totally not just a refresh of the 5- series. The shader design is entirely different.
Did you ever notice that the 6970 produces higher fill rates and such than the 5870 with less shaders? http://www.hwcompare.com/6353/radeon-hd-5870-vs-radeon-hd-6970/
I'm not sure whether or not the few extra texture units have a big role here but anyone should know that the 6- series is architecturally superior to the 5- series.

OP, I have to agree with a couple of other posters here by saying that you would surely have a graphics powerhouse on your hands if you could run a second 5970 until your next upgrade. thumb.gif
Edited by metal_gunjee - 11/18/11 at 9:39am
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I remember your avatar todd, didn't you just recently buy that 5970 with a $100 rebate? I debated over that but passed probably due to similar reasoning as your OP on the 1GB vram. But anyway I think you're fine with that card for awhile, that or if you can sell it for what you got get a 6970 and just call it a day and upgrade down the line in the future when 7xxx release so you can get a cheaper 6970 for CF.

I got it for $500 with $100 off in instant savings, so $400, but no rebate.
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What's "unsafe" about this exactly?

Your taking lower wattage lines an daisy chaining them together to make up the wattage you need. Also molex connectors are usually on the same 12V rail so your putting alot of amp on one rail. If you have a single 12V rail PSU then this shouldn't be a problem, but no matter what your going to be on the edge with the wattage minimum of your card and don't even think of overclocking if you use this method. Also, just FYI, XFX supplies you with the molex adapters with their cards, but if you read their warranty info it's states that if you use them and you GPU fails as a result of under powering they won't cover it. That's why it's unsafe.
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Cave man or not, that 5970 is as powerful as a GTX580. upgrade to one more 5970. i will probably grab one more 5870 for tri fire when i need the extra power.
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