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post #21 of 27
570's better than a 6970
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I'm not saying that drivers haven't improved until now but still there would be issues with every new game until hotfix comes for CF..
And 1GB of VRAM per GPU is a limiting factor in new games like Crysis 2 and BF3 with max settings and Full HD..
Still it doesn't make sense to buy a HD5970 now,just like it wouldn't make sense to buy a GTX480, when there are newer cards with better tessellation, 2GB per GPU and more power friendly..
I see that you're as an HD5970 owner a bit biased,but that's OK.. wink.gif
And these are limitations of a HD5970, lack of VRAM per GPU and poor DX11 tessellation performance..
Check this Metro 2033 bench (which is VRAM and tessellation hog) and see how it falls behind newer,better single GPU solutions:
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CHEERS..


Poor unoptimized drivers, one my 5970's gets double then that benchmark.

It's not biased, Im trying to help this guy save some cash and get the best bang for his buck.
Im selling my 5970's as soon as 79xx series comes out.

My point is for $300 usd its a killer deal.
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yea that 5970 for 300bucks cant be beat
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They sure are great when CrossFire works properly but soon as you drop to one GPU then it's a game over..

For 300$ they're good deal but honestly I would just go for 2GB HD6950 and OC it @ speed of HD6970 (just by setting sliders in Afterburner you get 95 - 97% performance of HD6970)

On Newegg HD6950 2GB models cost from 230$ up to the most expensive MSI Twin Frozr HD6950 and HIS IceQ X Turbo X which cost 300$.. CLICK HERE

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They sure are great when CrossFire works properly but soon as you drop to one GPU then it's a game over..

For 300$ they're good deal but honestly I would just go for 2GB HD6950 and OC it @ speed of HD6970 (just by setting sliders in Afterburner you get 95 - 97% performance of HD6970)

On Newegg HD6950 2GB models cost from 230$ up to the most expensive MSI Twin Frozr HD6950 and HIS IceQ X Turbo X which cost 300$.. CLICK HERE

CHEERS..

I don't want to go through the hassle of unlocking and ocing a 6950. I would get a 580, but it's way to expensive so I'll be sticking with the 6970. I just dont know which one to get. How does the 6970 lightning compare to the asus directcu?
    
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If your really set on going with a 6970, the lightning would be the best model IMO, Ive heard alot of good things about the cooler, but be advised that these cards with non reference cooling solutions are notorious with overheating issues in CFX configurations, BUT since you seem to only want a single slot cad solution, you should be fine.

Here's an example of what I mean:
http://forums.overclockers.com.au/showthread.php?t=973131
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I don't want to go through the hassle of unlocking and ocing a 6950. I would get a 580, but it's way to expensive so I'll be sticking with the 6970. I just dont know which one to get. How does the 6970 lightning compare to the asus directcu?

Out of the box, it's faster. Most will argue the DirectCU cools better at a lower decibel level. I wouldn't know, because I've never owned a Lightning, but the fans on the Asus card are amazingly well built. No motor noise or whine, just the rush of air. They both overclock around the same, but in terms of build quality, MSI is king with graphics cards.
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