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Hey all,

I've been out of the game for a while due to education commitments, but thankfully I'm back into it smile.gif

I'm looking at buying a HD 6970 card and CF'ing it with my existing (Unlocked) 6950 2GB. Now I know Crossfire will work with these two cards and that they will both perform at the level of the lesser card and all that etc. I'm finding it really hard to buy a 6970 (or 6950 for that matter) anywhere in Australia though, and the only brand that seems to be readily available is this VTX3D.

I have not heard of this brand until now, but the specifications of the card seem to be pretty good:
Core: 940MHz
Memory: 1425MHz

Link: http://www.skycomp.com.au/item/VTX3D-ATI-RADEON-HD6970-2GB-D5-X-EDITION-GRAPHICS-CARD.aspx

Has anyone had any experience or heard of this brand and know how it is for manufacturing quality and performance etc. Money isn't really a huge issue, I'd happily buy an Asus or something of the like but I just cant get one.

Looking for all opinions,

Thanks,
Misso
Edited by Misso - 8/29/12 at 7:35pm
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I would get it. Looks like a decent PCB with VRM heatsink. Also fares well in a review compared against a 6970 Lightning.

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sell your HD 6950 and get a HD 7950 OC. its a much better card. pccasegear was selling the Gigabyte HD 7950 OC at 300 bucks. it has now gone up to $360. Just be patient and keep watching for those deals. In the latest DX11 games like BF3, Crysis 2, Batman AC HD 7950 (1.1 Ghz) will be faster than HD 6950 CF. HD 7950 will provide much more consistent performance without any multi GPU issues like microstuttering. and it will run cooler , draw lesser power than HD 6950 CF.

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Sapphire/HD_7950_Flex/31.html

BF3 1920 x 1200 4x AA

HD 6970 - 41.3
HD 7950 (1025 Mhz) - 69.7
GTX 680 - 71.8

http://www.guru3d.com/article/his-radeon-hd-7950-iceq-turbo-review/23
http://www.guru3d.com/article/his-radeon-hd-7950-iceq-turbo-review/19

Crysis 2 Ultra 4x AA High res textures

HD 6970 - 36
HD 7950 (1125) - 71

Watch out for prices on HD 7950 OC at PCCG. quite a few users have already grabbed the HD 7950 for 300 bucks. good luck. thumb.gif
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Its the same company that owns Powercolor cards.
    
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here is user who got the gigabyte HD 7950 OC for 300 bucks at pccasegear

http://www.overclock.net/t/1299202/time-to-get-back-into-it-which-gpu#post_18036395
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here is a HD 7950 thread with the gigabyte windforce being well recommended by users

http://www.overclock.net/t/1297743/best-7950-for-performance-overclocking#post_18043992
http://www.overclock.net/t/1297743/best-7950-for-performance-overclocking#post_18050351

Selling your HD 6950 should fetch you 100 bucks atleast and 150 if you get a good deal. so you will in fact only spend 200 bucks out of your pocket. lesser than what you intend to spend on the HD 6970. thumb.gif
Edited by raghu78 - 8/29/12 at 9:47pm
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You can't crossfire a 7950 with a 6950/6970 so that doesn't help unfortunately frown.gif
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You can't crossfire a 7950 with a 6950/6970 so that doesn't help unfortunately frown.gif

I am asking the OP to sell his HD 6950 and go for a single HD 7950 card . HD 7950 (1.1 Ghz) will be faster than HD 6950 CF in DX11 games. And a fast single GPU is always better than a dual GPU solution.
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You can't crossfire a 7950 with a 6950/6970 so that doesn't help unfortunately frown.gif

I think what people were recommending was to skip crossfire and go single more powerful GPU. It will draw less power than 2 cards and have roughly the same performance.

I was beaten to it. lol rolleyes.gif
     
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post #10 of 10
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Firstly +1's for all positive contributors! Thankyou for input.

As stated I have an existing card which I have managed to unlock and OC to above stock 6970 specs, which is why I'd crossfire it with a 6970. I like the suggestion of the newer card as opposed to two older generation ones and have always been a candidate of such, but its actually a cheap upgrade to my existing rig. As far as reviews go, Xfire 6950's and 6970's (which is what mine would effectively be) seem to greatly outperform single 7950's and 7970's. I do not deny that there are issues with Xfire support but scalability is reported to be between 30 - 100% for these cards.

Next thing is, I'm actually just looking forward to the idea of my first Xfire/SLI setup, I've never done it before and think it would be a fun and hopefully rewarding challenge.

All that said, I will certainly keep an eye out on 79xx series prices.
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