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5970 > 6970??

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I have been looking at some benchmarks for the 2 cards and it seems that the 5970 is better than the 6970 so my question to you guys would be which one is better for Battlefield 3 and the most recent games?
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The 5970 is a 2gpu video card. Thats why its faster. Id look into the 7950. Its as fast as a 5970 when the 5970 scales properly.
    
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^ what he said. I mean with prices now tho you can pick up 2 6970s for a decent price and rip some games on max with ease
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Unless you can crossfire the HD 6970, the HD 5970 beats it.

It was the flagship of 2009, but It's still a beast of a card.
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just to avoid the problems of the dual GPU setup, i would pick an HD 6970 smile.gif
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HD 5970 is better, and more expensive. It is a dual core GPU, so there can be issues with that. Why not take a HD 7950 or wait for a GTX 700 equal
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how is the 5970 more expensive? just a few weeks ago i seen a retailor sell it cheaper then the 6970 redface.gif can pick up a Used one for probably 250 if not alittle less now redface.gif
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To be honest, even though the 5970 wins in terms of sheer GPU power, the extra memory on the 6970 is a real benefit for gamers these days because of the extra memory for high resolution and uber overkill AA. The only reason i picked up a 5970 is because i can go Tri - fire AND i got it for 250 biggrin.gif also i dont mind running BF3 without AA

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HD 5970 is better, and more expensive. It is a dual core GPU, so there can be issues with that. Why not take a HD 7950 or wait for a GTX 700 equal

Not a dual Core GPU... A dual GPU card... 1 GPU can have like 3200 Stream Processing Cores tongue.gif
    
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yea... the memory capacity does help win votes over the 5970, but the 5970 is more of a 1920x1080p video card while the 6970 is more in line with multiple displays mostly redface.gif atleast thats how i seen it redface.gif

i want a 5970 biggrin.gif
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yea... the memory capacity does help win votes over the 5970, but the 5970 is more of a 1920x1080p video card while the 6970 is more in line with multiple displays mostly redface.gif atleast thats how i seen it redface.gif
i want a 5970 biggrin.gif

HD 5970 can do Eyefinity.. If you buy the Eyefinity version it can have like 6 outputs
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