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Add a 6970 for Tri Fire or go 2x 7970. (PLEASE READ)

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As thread implies I'm currently debating and I mean I'm really boggled about what to do here.... I mainly play BF3.

With the release of the ultra powerful ultra expensive 7970 cards. The 6970 price market is starting to look more attractive.

So my dilemma is should I just buy another second hand reference 6970 for about $200-$250 USD or should I sell my current 6990 and pay ton of cash more out of my pocket to go 2x7970's?

Also would which of the two setups be faster at my 1080p resolution?

I'm thinking I should but another 6970 and wait till the 89xx series next year.
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At 1080P? I would probably not do anything, but if you wanted to go a little faster, get a reference 6950 or 6970 for trifire. You already have a beast of a card at that resolution.
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With a 6990 on a single screen at 1080p, do you feel like you need more power?

If you do, I feel like adding a 6970/6950 into tri-fire will give you plenty of speed.

Another thing to consider is that, ATM, 7970s seem to do terrible in crossfire right now. So, you're going to have to wait at least one more round of driver updates before you see working Crossfire with these cards. (At least, according to what I've seen and heard from reviews).

And if I had to guess, I would say 2x7970s would be about equivalent to 3x6970s (6990+6970/6950), but don't quote me on that. wink.gif
post #4 of 31
You're guessing wrong.

2 7970's is closer to 2 6990's (or 4 6970's wink.gif )
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You're guessing wrong.
2 7970's is closer to 2 6990's (or 4 6970's wink.gif )

This.

But then again... youd lose a bit of money selling 6990 and buying 7970's while they hot. At 1080p, stick with ur 6990 or just go tri fire
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You're guessing wrong.
2 7970's is closer to 2 6990's (or 4 6970's wink.gif )

Awesome! Thanks. smile.gif
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Get HD 7990?
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Why, why, why do you need tri-fire 6870 or twin 7970?!?!?!!?!!?!?!? The 6990 is more than enough for anything! I don't really want to say this and i don't usually say it either, but do you have more money than brain cells??
post #9 of 31
why you need to upgrade again for BF3? 60fps isn't good enough for your eyes or ego?

Stick with your 6990... wait till 7990 come out then upgrade thumb.gif

if you are itching to buy something or have extra money to blow.... then why not get SSD? unless you have one already and haven't updated your sig rig yet.
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why you need to upgrade again for BF3? 60fps isn't good enough for your eyes or ego?
Stick with your 6990... wait till 7990 come out then upgrade thumb.gif
if you are itching to buy something or have extra money to blow.... then why not get SSD? unless you have one already and haven't updated your sig rig yet.

This, or if you really want to buy something, go for a 6970, plus two new monitors for 3x Eyefinity, it's great! biggrin.gif
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