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keep my 6870 cf or get 7970 or wiat till 8 series comes out?
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If you can get one cheaply enough 300 or less get it, maybe a cheap 7950 for 250, otherwise hold out if you can. No reason to buy a year old GPU at this point when prices are still high unless you really need those games. tongue.gif

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I had 6870 crossfire for a while those cards still bring great fps to most games! And if u look at some benchmarks they come ahead of the 7970 in certin games!............. ( don't remember which ones they were sorry) If I were u id keep em they can still pretty much max out any game ive just never tried them on a eyefinity set-up so iam not sure how many monitors they can run if that's what u were planning on doing.The 7970 is still a wonderful card no matter what! ..........I heard the 7970 is better utilized as a single card then crossfire so be careful if that's what your plan is.Alot of people say 7970 single is great! 7970 cf horrible 4 some reason! .....................Good luck
     
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well there is a deal going on on ebuyer for the 7970 thats why i put up the question and since amd are possibly releasing the 8 series after the consoles have been released which is at some point in q4 so thats a long time to wait but alot of people i know say the 7970 is an amazing card to play all games at max on 1080p so its a hard choice :/
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Do u know what the 8000 series is bringing to the table? I don't read that much on upcoming products ( maybe I should lol) I just look into current gen stuff and I or 2 gens back!............ Yeah I don't see any game u cant max with your 6870 crossfire, same holds true for the 7970 it will max every game also if iam not mistaken? Its a matter of preference I would say in your situation! Both those combos are bad-ass so u cant go wrong either way! biggrin.gif
Hell I remember doing benchmarks with my crossfired 6870s I got those puppys in the 80 fps zone in furmark ( not the best way to test but still ) a buddy of mine runs a asus matrix 7970 he gets 45 fps at the same test! ........
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well my plan is to have just a single card setup and now i've sold one of my 6870's so i might as well get a 7970, the 8 series should be having the latest dx on it from what i've heard and since most games are rubbish ports now thats why im thinking of delaying but the 7970 can oc like a beast i've just seen some vids of it i can see now why so many people like it
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Originally Posted by Hoball01 View Post

wiat till 8 series comes out?
By the way, there won't be 8 series coming except for OEMs. OEMs are basically rebrand of 7 series and they're only available for pre-built PCs which mean no performance gain and still a same chip as 7 series. AMD will skip their 8 series and 9 series will be their new gpus.
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Are u gonna keep the 7970 single configuration right or crossfire it? U might wanna talk to a couple of guys here on ocn they would be better to provide u with benchmarks but rumors and just rumors I always say heres a perfect example!................ I have 2 radeon 6970s 2 of them are supposed to equal 1 radeon 7970 ( supposedly) ..... well according to some tests we did that dosent hold true! The 7970 was beat up a little bit lol-well actually it was trashed by at least 45 fps if not more! If u need proof just send me an im id be happy to provide u with my half of the test results, again iam not saying ANYTHING negative ON BEHLAF OF THE 7970 its a champ card no matter how u look at it! The older gen cards still have some fight left in them as well lol
     
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awww i hate it when they do that
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Ull be happy with the 7970 but find out which one overclocks the best ok>? I wanna say its diamond but iam not to sure ok? Ask this guy-Tsm106!
     
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