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post #1 of 11
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I'm looking to buy a new card for my system one that will last me a few years but im not sure if i should buy now or wait for the 690 or the 7990. What would be your opinions on what i should do.
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post #2 of 11
Do you want SLI/Xfire on a stick? Then I would wait for the two you mentioned.

My two cents:

If your ok with spending that kind of dough, you could get:

2x 7970s (red team)

2x 7950s (cheaper)

2x gtx 680s (green team)

or just one of the aforementioned cards. You can always double up later. Depends on your budget, and how long you want to wait. thumb.gif
post #3 of 11
Try to snag a gtx 680 now (or a 7950/70 if you can't wait) and then pick up another later on.

In the end it may even be cheaper than the 7990 or gtx 690.
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post #4 of 11
I'd wait until the 670s are released and SLi if you want a multiple GPU config. What's wrong with the 680 or 7970? If you don't mind that after a few years you'll be using lower settings then go for the 680 or 7970, save you a lot of driver headaches. I would consider waiting until some non-ref boards/custom coolers are released (if air cooling)
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post #5 of 11
if you plan gaming on your 24'' dell and no 3 monitor setups then 680 or 7970 now
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post #6 of 11
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Well I don't room more monitors. As for money how much do you guys expect the new cards to be as in 690 & 7970. Also when can we expect them

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post #7 of 11
if only 1920x1080 resolution you don't need more than one top gpu
my guess new cards will be in couple of monthsand price will be 20% higher than single gpu right now (if we look at the present difference between price of 580 vs 590 smile.gif)
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post #8 of 11
680 GTX now (??
post #9 of 11
Either a single GTX 680 or a 7970 right now would be plenty enough horsepower for your current monitor at 1080p.
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So it's between 680 and the 7970. Someone said the 7990 is out on the 14th of this month might just have a look. The EVGA 680 is sold out and not due for
1-2 weeks. Might wait for the 680 I like AMDs card but I hear the 680 is better
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