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What do you think 7870 will cost and are they going to be better than 6970?
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post #12 of 37
Regardless of the potential performance of the 7000 series two 6970 are going to be blazing fast anyway (assuming the drivers are ok redface.gif), but that is of course not the answer you are looking for tongue.gif.

I don't know when the new cards will arrive, but in a news-topic here on OCN they were talking about the 7800 series to be out in february. If that is the case, it will probably take at least two months from now before those 7900's arrive. When you were planning on gaming a lot in the meantime, those 6970 might as well be worth it now, and then just skip the next generation. But if for some reason you weren't actually planning on playing all that much and just want to jump on this because you can, it could be better to just wait. Of course the 7000 will be a big improvement over the current line-up but nobody knows how much that big improvement will be and at what price it will come.
Edited by TomiKazi - 12/10/11 at 12:10pm
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post #13 of 37
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ugh.. I guess I should just wait for 7000 series frown.gif
I just got 3x 20inch monitor and they're still unopened and they're screaming at me lol
I guess I can wait few more months and get 7990.
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post #14 of 37
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Originally Posted by krazyatom View Post

ugh.. I guess I should just wait for 7000 series frown.gif
I just got 3x 20inch monitor and they're still unopened and they're screaming at me lol
I guess I can wait few more months and get 7990.

haha..if you can afford the 7990 of course that be best bet, but your question is if 6970 CF worth that $500 price. Then yes it is.

I don't know why wouldn't you get them for $500. Use them now enjoy your 3 monitors, even by the time 7990 comes out (probably in late spring/early summer) I am sure your 6970s will still be worth at least $450. I don't see how only losing $50 from now till say June is a big lost to you. its like less than $10 per mth for 'renting' these 6970s, but you get to play with your brand new monitors.

That how is see it, if you were going spend the retail $380 for brand new 6970, then yes its best to wait as you be losing hundreds of $ for reselling them later on, but you are already paying for such a low price, why not use it for at least 6 mths, so when the time comes again you can decide if the 7000 series worth it or not, and if it is its only losing $50 or so.

Don't forget the resale value for 6970s are high because many people are waiting to 'prey' on people selling them when 7000 series come out, so you won't have problems selling them. Its not like you trying to sell 5000 series when 7000 series coming out, nor are you selling lower end 6000 series either. You will be selling one of the best setups in 2011.
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post #15 of 37
I would expect to see the 6970 fall under $200 dollar range when the 78XX series come out.
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post #16 of 37
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Good point! If I can use them for 6 months and sell them for $450, that would be awesome lol.
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post #17 of 37
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I would expect to see the 6970 fall under $200 dollar range when the 78XX series come out.

hmm make sense.
Just like when 6000 series released. 6870 was comparable to 5870.
7870 will probably be like 6970 or close. I think it will be more like $250 for 7870 and $200 for 7850.
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I'm surprised to see people biting. The obvious answer to me is to wait, and that's as a person who doesn't mind going spend crazy (As you can probably tell by my sig rig.)
Tahiti is supposed to be one of the most significant leaps for ATI in years.
Hell, even if it isn't, you'll probably regret it unless you have money to burn.
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post #19 of 37
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I'm surprised to see people biting. The obvious answer to me is to wait, and that's as a person who doesn't mind going spend crazy (As you can probably tell by my sig rig.)
Tahiti is supposed to be one of the most significant leaps for ATI in years.
Hell, even if it isn't, you'll probably regret it unless you have money to burn.

I mean reading and ppl are saying that 7850 will be 6950 with 28mm and 7870 will be 6970 with 28mm.

7850 will be $199 (I think more like $250 though)
7870 will be $299 (shrink 6970 with less powerful consumption)

I might just grab two 7850.
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post #20 of 37
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Yes for that price you can't beat it.
its speculated that 6970 = 7950 , and a price for the 7950 is estimated for 350-400. So basically for the same performance the 7000 series will cost you 700-800 for CF.
So unless you are planning to spend 450 for a 7970 then you are better off with 6970 CF at 250 each. Also 6970 CF > 7970.
you are getting the same performance as 7950 CF but at a fraction of the price.
Also if you don't want them please have your friend sell them to me thumb.gif

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OP do yourself a favor and just wait a few weeks to see ACTUAL results/benches, and if you really want 2x 6970's at least by then the price will plunge again. And you would most likely be able to get it much cheaper than $250 a pop.

And before anyone dares to question me I've seen 6970's go as low as $220 shipped in the last month on eBay. (auctions)
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