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how long will crossfire 6970's last

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OK I am building my brother a gaming computer with my old 6970's for his birthday and I was wondering how long will the CFX last for maxing out games in 1080p?
I want to give my brother great performance and quality for a couple years. I am really bad at projecting how long cards will last, because I upgrade every year.
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At 1080p, two 6970s should be more than fine for a few years to come. Games really aren't increasing in GPU horsepower currently with the rare exception of games that come out / games like The Witcher 2 completely maxed out, etc.
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Yea, he should be good for a few years as those cards are still higher end.
    
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I've had my 3-way-SLi setup for 1½ years now and I figure there still 1year left in them to compete in the top (1920x1200, max detail and loads of FSAA)
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post #5 of 7
A lot of game are still being made more for console than pc. So until the new consoles come out and they start making much higher end games you have nothing to worry about. He should be good for years np.
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Even with the newer consoles that will come out, I think those 6970s are good for another 5 years at gaming at 1080p on pc games and crummy ports.
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thanks guys for letting me know, i feel safe giving him the cfx setup then.
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