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  • 54% (13)
    Keep the 6970 for now then upgrade
  • 16% (4)
    Add another 6970
  • 29% (7)
    Sell now and get a 7970
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post #31 of 47
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Originally Posted by jman246 View Post

I personally wouldn't go back to nvidia unless 2 things happen: 1. Power consumption of their cards aren't so high 2. Their prices are lower and their control centre is actually useful
Either way I guess waiting for kepler will reduce the price of the 7970 if performance is indeed ~40% greater :/
Out of curiosity how much are the cheapest 7970's in the US? In Australia they start at $650 which is why I'm either buying form Amazon or elsewhere if i choose to upgrade
EDIT:
WHAT? If what you are saying is true Kepler will basically be a let down?

Feeling the same. I think kepler will have the power consumption greatly reduced with 28nm lithography.

Given the fact I am still using a 5870 and still rocking on it, I would def wait to see price drop and possibly new series arrive (refresh with the HD8000 serie planned in 2012!)
Kepler is coming in april (serie 600) but you will have to actually wait for summer to see the high-end (700) parts come into the market. I could be wrong, it is all rumor but I wouldn't rush for a new card that for sure!
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post #32 of 47
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WHAT? If what you are saying is true Kepler will basically be a let down?

Yes and No. I'm sure it'll be on par with the 7970. But in a few titles, it'll be a lot faster and then the mid range cards will be on par with a 7970. But like I said, very few titles.

Too tired to go into the big scheme of it, SA has a big article about it and it's been posted here already.
     
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post #33 of 47
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It's not that it's low, it's that it gets irritating when games FPS aren't stable and it goes up and down making it choppy and unenjoyable.

^this I start paying more attention to the FPS than the actual game when this happens.
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post #34 of 47
Yes and no it's an upgrade for you at 1080p. It's right on the line and it depends what game you like to run with. I'm going from HD 6970 CFX to HD 7970 / Nvidia 6x0 / 7x0 soon due I am left with an HD 6970 (sold the other one along with a rig) and it won't be suffice for my 1440p setup anyways.
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post #35 of 47
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I should also add that i get a %50 rebate on any purchases i make towards a pc before the end of July (student rebate)

Essentially I'm really paying $280-340 for a 7970 depending on where I buy it from
post #36 of 47
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Originally Posted by jman246 View Post

I currently have a sapphire 6970 overclocked, I am contemplating selling and upgrading to the 7970
I play on a 24" fullHD 60hz monitor so the question is: Is it worth upgrading now or should I hold off until Kepler?

An overclocked 6970 should be able to handle a 60hz monitor pretty good, even if it is full HD.

i say hold on till kepler is released and see what happens with the prices, you might be able to grab a really cheap 6970 for CF.

i'm not all that impressed with the the 7970 and i certainly don't think it's worth the asking price to upgrade from a 6970 to 7970,.
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post #37 of 47
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I don't think so. 650W would really be pushing it. I advise against using a 650W PSU with 2x 6970's and a SB CPU, especially if you are going to overclock them.

I was running a Seasonic X660 with two 6970's and a 4.8GHZ i5.... its plenty. No issues at all>


Now, I went from dual 6970s to a 7970, and I am happy I did.....
post #38 of 47
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I should also add that i get a %50 rebate on any purchases i make towards a pc before the end of July (student rebate)
Essentially I'm really paying $280-340 for a 7970 depending on where I buy it from

wut 50% rebate?! wait until july for sure.... damn get a dual gpu card or something and resell it brand new. with the $$$ you get buy a new card for free thumb.gif
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post #39 of 47
To OP, you rather wait and hold onto the HD 6970 for now until Nvidia release its next gen. We still don't know if there are price changes of +/- $100 in the future.

I have an HD 6970 myself waiting for release and review / result before buying. Patient is the key.
 
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post #40 of 47
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wut 50% rebate?! thumb.gif

Yep, I can claim up to $750 so basically if I spend $1500 and I've sold my gpu for $300 and I've sold my old pc already for $360 I've only really spent $90 out of pocket...tongue.gif
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