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Hi,

As title states, I am waffling between which one to choose. Both are about the same price point for me just wondering which one I'd benefit from the most @ 1900 x 1200. I mostly play BF3 and other FPS games and like to crank up the settings.

Thanks in advance!
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Cant really say. HD 6990 is faster @ Stock. HD 7970 can OC better and since its a single card it has less problems. Personally play BF3 @ 2560 x 1600 Ultra with 0AA and i get 60-120fps depending where i am. Now that i think about it HD 7970 would be a much better option because it uses less power, runs cooler and quieter and more then enough for 1920x1200.
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Easily the 7970. Once proper drivers come out the 7970 with a decent clock will run with the 6990. Add in the 6990 old technology directx10 compared the 7970 D11/ 28nm/PCI 3.0/less power draw the list goes on and on.. If you decide to crossfire the 7970 has excellent scaling (90+% in some cases) where the 6990 scaling is moderate at best.
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7970. No questions here, you can crossfire later even uses less power and runs cooler and overclocks like a beast.
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Easily the 7970. Once proper drivers come out the 7970 with a decent clock will run with the 6990. Add in the 6990 old technology directx10 compared the 7970 D11/ 28nm/PCI 3.0/less power draw the list goes on and on.. If you decide to crossfire the 7970 has excellent scaling (90+% in some cases) where the 6990 scaling is moderate at best.

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Hi,

As title states, I am waffling between which one to choose. Both are about the same price point for me just wondering which one I'd benefit from the most @ 1900 x 1200. I mostly play BF3 and other FPS games and like to crank up the settings.

Thanks in advance!


A 6990 (2GB/GPU) has 2 GPUs (more GPU power) but 7970 3GB is much better in tessellation. For simplicity, get 7970 for that resolution.
 

 

 

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Easily the 7970. Once proper drivers come out the 7970 with a decent clock will run with the 6990. Add in the 6990 old technology directx10 compared the 7970 D11/ 28nm/PCI 3.0/less power draw the list goes on and on.. If you decide to crossfire the 7970 has excellent scaling (90+% in some cases) where the 6990 scaling is moderate at best.

huh? dx10 for 6990?

with all seriousness... its a hard choice... the 6990 is a better and faster card but then you will run into scaling/profile problems with CF, but then if you CF with 7970s later on you will run into the same issues too.

its all up to you on what you want, there is no 'right or wrong' answer. Both cards can MAX out any game out there, BF3 is the standard that will be for at least 1-2 yrs, so either card will keep u updated for at least 2+ years. Both are good investments.

If you got a psu and case to run the 6990 then why not? if you have a smaller psu and don't want to spend $150 more than 7970.

Every thing has a price 6990 faster than 7970 but cost $150 more. 7970 CF is faster than 6990 but cost more. CF 6990 is faster than CF 7970, but cost more too.

All depends on your budget and what you want, either way you won't go wrong. Me personally, i just go with the cheaper solution, and get a 7970. Its newer and consumes less power and it can max out anything I want without any CF issues.
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post #8 of 42
7970 would be the wiser choice, though the 6990 would be faster under the right conditions.
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I have the 6990 with zero regret. Runs BF3 at 2560x1440 in ultra settings. Plus I can add a 6970 for tri fire.
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I think he meant the 6990 has dx11 and the 7970 has dx11.1 which is basically a non issue.
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