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Upgrade path 6970 + 6990 or Sell 6970 and get 7970 twin frozr 3 but be GPUless for 1 month or so :'(.

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Right, I have an offer for my 6970 locally for $308 (I bought it for $390 in November 17th), and I can then buy two 7970's twin frozr 3 when they come out. This is for eyefinity and in the future a 1440/1600p 5ms display since bezels are the bane of my existence.

Alternatively, I can get a 6990 and trifire these bad boys which will set me back $500, and I can save until Kepler comes out. I can live with this but the 6990 will be noisy, and I will not be able to get it to ~1000mhz as my 6970 is atm, so performance will dial back and instead of (USING AS A COMPARISON) getting ~40 fps BF:3 1080p ultra everything MAXIMISED with 4xmsaa I'll get ~36 with one gpu which means I'll get 35 fps in eyefinity on high (Obviously im not happy with 35 fps so I need at least 55 fps to seem smooth I have a 60hz screen) in eyefinity.

I'm currently playing on one screen but have played on medium/low settings eyefinity oin BF:3, and I've played skyrim medium settings eyefinity and minecraft. I like the peripheral vision, however I can't actually see the entire side screens, even with 21.5"monitors, but its becauze I sit like 1 foot off them. Anyway thanks for the suggestions guys!
    
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I'm selling one of my HD 6970. I have no plan for Crossfire due to micro-shuttering in many games. Then I'll grab the Asus DirectCU II.

 

I'm on 1440p.

 
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I'm selling one of my HD 6970. I have no plan for Crossfire due to micro-shuttering in many games. Then I'll grab the Asus DirectCU II.

I'm on 1440p.

How's the quality and resolution on the cinema display and which version do you have? I don't mind it not being an ips panel tbh but I want decent colour, at least 60hz refresh rate and at least 5ms response time.
    
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The original 27" LED. Not the thunderbolt one.

 
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The original 27" LED. Not the thunderbolt one.

Ohh, I can't find that available here frown.gif.
    
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