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well I have a 6970.

I really wanted to get a 7970 or 7950 but wasn't impressed enough with price for performance. I'd like to future proof at least 3 years.


So ... should I sell my 6970 on OCN (or craigslist) and buy a 7950 (7970 is just WAY too much)

Should I Xfire 6970s

Should I wait for Nvidia to release their cards in hope that the price of the AMD 7xxx will go down? or pick up a 660 or 760

I could probably pick up another xfx from a guy here for sub 280 dollars shipped. Or I can sell mine for around 280 with shipping and spend twice that on a card that doesnt perform as well as xfired 6970s.


Before any of you intel chip owners start screaming i'll bottle neck Im going to be selling my MB and CPU when Ivy is released and either get an i7 Ivy or an i72600k
 
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Originally Posted by Darkpriest667 View Post

well I have a 6970.
I really wanted to get a 7970 or 7950 but wasn't impressed enough with price for performance. I'd like to future proof at least 3 years.
So ... should I sell my 6970 on OCN (or craigslist) and buy a 7950 (7970 is just WAY too much)
Should I Xfire 6970s
Should I wait for Nvidia to release their cards in hope that the price of the AMD 7xxx will go down? or pick up a 660 or 760
I could probably pick up another xfx from a guy here for sub 280 dollars shipped. Or I can sell mine for around 280 with shipping and spend twice that on a card that doesnt perform as well as xfired 6970s.
Before any of you intel chip owners start screaming i'll bottle neck Im going to be selling my MB and CPU when Ivy is released and either get an i7 Ivy or an i72600k

do eeeet! thumb.gif
 
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Imo paying $400+ for a single gpu is crazy...so I would say that you should wait for kepler to be released and hope that they have some good price/performance chips or that the amd 7k series goes down in price.
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I'd grab another 6970 and bench the snot out of them,then sell them in a month or two,then grab a new single card.
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I'd wait for Kepler's performance and decide there. Your 6970 is fine for now.
     
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7900s should drop soon as team green drops their card on market. I'm running 2 7970s right now and couldn't be happier:) (coming from a 5870) tell you what is kelpar comes out and they are 25% better than 7970, I'll give u a smokin deal on a 7970 wink.gif lol

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Xfire 6970 is a solid choice. But I would tough it out and wait for Kepler and then reevaluate.
    
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I'd grab another 6970 and bench the snot out of them,then sell them in a month or two,then grab a new single card.

If you really need more then your 6970 can offer this is what I would do. I also don't see future proofing for 3 years if you're already looking to upgrade from 6970.
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If you really need more then your 6970 can offer this is what I would do. I also don't see future proofing for 3 years if you're already looking to upgrade from 6970.

Well I typically upgrade to a new build every 8 to 14 months since 2009. However I will have to budget the next 3 years heavily and that will keep me from doing it until probably 2015
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7900s should drop soon as team green drops their card on market. I'm running 2 7970s right now and couldn't be happier:) (coming from a 5870) tell you what is kelpar comes out and they are 25% better than 7970, I'll give u a smokin deal on a 7970 wink.gif lol
In my opinion I never spend my hard earned cash on old tech, but that's just how I am

Fair enough. I may take you up on that when the Nvidia's start dropping. I'll be upgrading hopefully to an Ivy or 2600k (z77 need pcie 3 and usb 3 support) and I'd like a new gen card to go with it. So keep me in mind when you're ready to get rid of one of your 7970s
 
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