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Hey guys,

I'm considering buying a used Radeon HD 6970 to use in crossfire with my original XFX 6970(w/ aftermarket cooler). My question for you is do you think the performance improvement will be worth it or am I better off waiting longer and just upgrading to a newer generation card in the future.

I play my games at a resolution of 1920x1080, cpu is a i5 2500k at 4.5GHz and 8 GB of ram.

Is there going to be any major advancements by nvidea or amd in the future that would make the 6970s obsolete?

Thanks in advance
Edited by FatalProximity - 3/19/13 at 9:13am
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Does the 6970 have one or two GB of RAM? If it has two, I would go with crossfire, but without it I would wait a little bit. Unfortunately AMD has no new plans for 2013, I would look into Nvidia's 700 series, set to come out sometime this year. Given the same time differences from last year, If the GTX 780 comes out in may the 660 or some other midrange card will be out in September.
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Does the 6970 have one or two GB of RAM? If it has two, I would go with crossfire, but without it I would wait a little bit. Unfortunately AMD has no new plans for 2013, I would look into Nvidia's 700 series, set to come out sometime this year. Given the same time differences from last year, If the GTX 780 comes out in may the 660 or some other midrange card will be out in September.
http://www.techpowerup.com/181601/NVIDIA-Working-on-Second-GK110-based-GeForce-Graphics-Card-for-Summer.html
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it has 2GB so I'm still considering it. I found someone offering one for $160.

What is a good website to see some benchmarks and give me an idea of the performance increase I would get?
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sell your HD 6970 and go for a HD 7950 boost. overclock it to 1150 - 1200 mhz and you will get HD 6970 CF performance. but being a single GPU you will get consistent performance without any multi GPU issues like microstuttering or poor CF scaling.
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