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Poll Results: What should I choose/do?

 
  • 30% (10)
    Get a HD6970 2 Gb. reference?
  • 45% (15)
    Get a HD7950 3 Gb. although not reference + high price?
  • 24% (8)
    Get a GTX 670 2 Gb. even though the performance and price is only rumours?
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post #21 of 43
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6970. I love all of mine to death.

Cool to hear some positive words on the 6970 smile.gif +rep!
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post #22 of 43
The problem I see here is the GTX 670 is going to be for laptop lol. As far as it's been rumored there skipping 600 series and jumping to 700 for Desktop computers.

I'm actually waiting to see how much the 7950 are gonna be. I'm sure like the 7970 there gonna overclock like a beast. If the price is right that will be the way I go.

2 gb 6970 is a very good card Had one before I got the GTX 580 that I have now

Either way you decide to go I think your gonna be pretty happy.
Edited by Cape Cod - 1/27/12 at 11:51am
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I would go on EBay an get 2 MSi lighting 6950 2GB's they can be had for under $500 easy
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I can sell you a GTX 580 FTW for $450 shipped If you want it. Send me a PM if you want the card.
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post #25 of 43
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The problem I see here is the GTX 670 is going to be for laptop lol. As far as it's been rumored there skipping 600 series and jumping to 700 for Desktop computers.
I'm actually waiting to see how much the 7950 are gonna be. I'm sure like the 7970 there gonna overclock like a beast. If the price is right that will be the way I go.
2 gb 6970 is a very good card Had one before I got the GTX 580 that I have now
Either way you decide to go I think your gonna be pretty happy.

Yeah, well... Will probably wait to see the pricetag on 7950 smile.gif
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I would go on EBay an get 2 MSi lighting 6950 2GB's they can be had for under $500 easy

Read my sig... Can't really use eBay wink.gif And I don't want a used card.
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I can sell you a GTX 580 FTW for $450 shipped If you want it. Send me a PM if you want the card.

No thanks. Not interested in the 580 smile.gif
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post #26 of 43
7950 is out and the price tag is $481.

http://www.techpowerup.com/mobile/159380/First-7950-Listed-for-Retail.html

You better off for more price perfomance to pick up a 6970 for $320 new and add a second later down the road. Used ones can be had for even less. Even a 580 used would be even better but don't pay more than $400.

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7950 is out and the price tag is $481.
http://www.techpowerup.com/mobile/159380/First-7950-Listed-for-Retail.html
You better off for more price perfomance to pick up a 6970 for $320 new and add a second later down the road. Used ones can be had for even less. Even a 580 used would be even better but don't pay more than $400.
Good luck. smile.gif

Thanks for your advice, and I'll consider it very well smile.gif I might take a look at the pricetag, when the 7950 comes here in Denmark. I'm worried that it'll be expensive... Well, I also got my eye on a XFX 6970 2 Gb. Looks good and is a reference design!

+ rep!
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post #28 of 43
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So I stumbled upon these two cards:

Zotac GeForce GTX 560Ti 2Gb.:

http://www.zotac.com/index.php?page=shop.product_details&flypage=flypage_images-SRW.tpl&product_id=391&category_id=134&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=100255&lang=nd

XFX Radeon HD6970 2Gb.:

http://xfxforce.com/en-gb/Products/Graphics-Cards/AMD/AMD-Radeon-HD-6000/AMD-Radeon-HD-6970.aspx


What's your opinion on those?


Also need to think about:

I have to run 2 screens: My 24" DVI to DVI screen, and my 32" LCD TV, which has a broken HDMI port, so I will have to use either the VGA input or Analog input (RBG). A 7950 only has 1 DVI port, which will be connected to my 24" screen with DVI to DVI. Then I have to go out, and buy a really expensive mini-DP to VGA cable, and that's added more cost to the GPU than first accounted for.
Edited by WhitePrQjser - 1/28/12 at 5:13am
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post #29 of 43
XFX Radeon HD6970 2Gb << this Not a big fan of Zotac or the less known company's. XFX has been around a long time and has very good warranty.

You will also get better performance out of the 6970 vs the 560 TI. 6970 FTW!
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XFX Radeon HD6970 2Gb << this Not a big fan of Zotac or the less known company's. XFX has been around a long time and has very good warranty.
You will also get better performance out of the 6970 vs the 560 TI. 6970 FTW!

Thanks for the advice smile.gif Deserve +rep!

Uhm, I heard that XFX has bad warranty? A lot of people in here talk about it... I've also read some horror stories myself, so that's the only thing keeping me from XFX.
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