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As the tittle states I have two XFX 6950s Unlocked but I am getting bored of them, and would like something better.

Would it be worth it to sell them and get a 7970? Or two 7970s and put them in crossfire?
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post #2 of 11
If you have the money to play with then go for it. Two 6950s only gets you maybe 3/4 of the cost of one 7970. Oh and yes, two is better than one!
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I would wait till drivers get a little better for the 7970. There are a lot of people having issues with stuttering and such.
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Well it looks like you're running triple 1080p Eyefinity, so upgrading to 2 7970's *might* be justifiable, but that's still $1100 - $500 = $600 investment. It just depends on whether or not you're satisfied with the performance of your current setup.

By the way, this is one of the reasons I decided against Eyefinity and just got a single 30" display. Triple 1080p requires a ridiculous amount of GPU horsepower and VRAM whereas a single ginormous S-IPS display looks better (IMO), has no annoying bezels, and doesn't require as much graphics horsepower. I have the same graphics cards as you and they're only just enough to drive games at 2560x1600. Any higher res and I'd have to turn the settings down.
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Alright thanks everyone +rep for all biggrin.gif
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post #6 of 11
Patience would be in your best interest. As mentioned the cards are very new and some driver issues but nothing that can't get worked out right now. Many members with 7970's are doing well. Some just have to do some tweaking to get it working.

Waiting will let other cards come into play like the 7950 due out in a few days and also more non-reference 7970's which might be more appealing to you.

If your gaming is fine (which I'm sure it's more than fine atm) hang tight. You'll be glad you did. thumb.gif
     
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Running a 7970 now. It is much faster than my old 1100 core 6970 but the problem is the drivers as it stands right now. BF3 has some issues.

I would hold off a month or so and watch to see what happens 2x 6950s is still a very nice setup.
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post #8 of 11

keep em and sell them when the 7990 drops  thumbsupsmiley.png

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Personally, I'm going to skip this entire next generation from AMD and probably Nvidia too. Besides reasons like aesthetics, there's no point in upgrading unless you can take advantage of the extra performance.
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Originally Posted by aznofazns View Post

Personally, I'm going to skip this entire next generation from AMD and probably Nvidia too. Besides reasons like aesthetics, there's no point in upgrading unless you can take advantage of the extra performance.

+1. Unless your running eyefinity or 30'' monitors, i would be my money towards something else thumb.gif
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