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Me personally iam trying Nvidia after I finish=up my current etefinity setup!......Either a 690 sli or at the very least 580 sli they still get very good fps!~ I have been buying nothing but radeons going on a year now ive had the following..... Radeon 6570 single card, then picked-up another for crossfire......Then I got a Radeon 7770 hd picked up another for crossfire AGAIN lol- was disappointed with the 7770 I have to say! ..........Then jumped on a 6870 single/ then 6870 crossfire-WOW what a huge difference!~.............. Then single 6950 unlocked shaders to 6970/now running radeon 6970 crossfire with a possibility of getting a 6990 to throw into the mix~! But I need to make a few changes before I go that route this cpu and mobo wont handle 4 gpus I can bet my life!
     
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Imho wait for the 9000 series aka volcanic island, which should be arriving in q4 2013 or q1 2014. It might be at 20nm which will drive power down and performance up. It will be a huge jump going from 6870 to 8970. If you can wait, zait. If you really need a new card now, go 7970.
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im not an AMD fanboy but i cant go to nvidia they really are annoying cards and i've already sold one of my cards so now i've only got one 6870 now frown.gif
and im not too fussed about crysis i dont play it after 1 i kinda lost interest

haha, my heart is with AMD too, since you only got one 6870 you could maybe change graphic card to a 7950 (best bang for bucks) But really, at what resolution are you playing and what game do you play? Are you going to play future game ex. watch dogs bf4 assassin creed 4 etc
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haha, my heart is with AMD too, since you only got one 6870 you could maybe change graphic card to a 7950 (best bang for bucks) But really, at what resolution are you playing and what game do you play? Are you going to play future game ex. watch dogs bf4 assassin creed 4 etc

im thinking of the future and since an oc 7950 only just hits stock clocks of a 7970 and since i've seen stupid oc on 7970 thats what i might get for now and when the 8 or 9 series comes out i'll get them.

my 6870 cf was good but it did have problems it had alot of lag spikes when playing certain games and when i changed it to one 6870 they went so my mobo can only really handle one gpu so thats why im asking about 7970 because it seems to be able to play everything just on its own.
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Imho wait for the 9000 series aka volcanic island, which should be arriving in q4 2013 or q1 2014. It might be at 20nm which will drive power down and performance up. It will be a huge jump going from 6870 to 8970. If you can wait, zait. If you really need a new card now, go 7970.

yea but amd are pains when it comes to their release dates they always lie an add an extra 6 months they did it with 6 series that really annoyed me
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Man if u can afford it grab a 7990! 1 card with 2 gpus on it!..............That's what iam saving up for, but ill probably try out the 6990 1st if iam lucky to find 1 in decent coddition-The new 7990s will run you $1000 dollars plus some change but it just looks like a MONSTER of a card~! Espically the Devil-13!
     
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OP the volcanic islands are rumoured for a Q4 2013 release. so if you can wait hold on. but if you want to enjoy the current games at max settings at 1080p go with a HD 7970. sapphire hd 7970 oc is a good option. unlocked voltage. good cooler.

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=GX-297-SP
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OP the volcanic islands are rumoured for a Q4 2013 release. so if you can wait hold on. but if you want to enjoy the current games at max settings at 1080p go with a HD 7970. sapphire hd 7970 oc is a good option. unlocked voltage. good cooler.

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=GX-297-SP

yep thats the card im guna get
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i've bought the sapphire 7970 3gb oc with boost card does anyone kno how to get the most out of it through air cooling?
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i've bought the sapphire 7970 3gb oc with boost card does anyone kno how to get the most out of it through air cooling?

you should be able to hit 1100 - 1150 mhz , and in few cases even 1200 Mhz , on stock voltage. if you want to increase voltage monitor GPU core and VRM temps. core temps below 70c and VRM temps below 90c are safe. lower temps also help reach the higher clocks as Tahiti stability is temp sensitive at high overclocks. you can set a custom fan profile and try to achieve a balance of temps, noise and performance. good luck thumb.gif
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