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You might have headroom, but I really wouldn't waste the money on a waterblock for it. You would be better suited selling it and getting a 780. They still sell used for a decent amount of money on eBay.
Bought a waterblock for it like 8 months ago. Selling the hd6990 is hard(no one wants to buy) and the amount of money would be too low to get a gtx780. I would rather buy 290 which is cheaper (europe here). And I don't like changing hardware so often(i'm doing big upgrades when it' really necesary, last big upgrade was 965@4.1ghz->1045T@4ghz because the 965@4.1ghz was running 100% load when playing modern games).
One day I will check how far this card can go(both core and memory OC) and compares to GCN/Kepler.
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i wonder if the 4 people who buy them for gaming will start a club on ocn?
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i wonder if the 4 people who buy them for gaming will start a club on ocn?

I'm sure they'll leave the club promptly after being able to sell them for 2x the price of their MSRP tongue.gif That would be a very interesting club haha
The 290s in America are disgustedly priced on newegg, in europe I dont think we have inflation
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Too bad these will retail for $450 dollars, it would be a great buy at $250. Amd cards are no longer for enthusiast in the US and Canada. I just want another 7970/280x for less than $250 dollars not going to happen anytime soon.
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I know I personally. Will be buying 4 to 6 if they do release at $250 and I'll give it a couple weeks then resell them. Either at msrp if they don't get gouged instantly, or for whatever newegg gouged them up to.


Too bad that won't happen since newegg will gouge them from the start.
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Well, I figured as much. But I was more asking about the performance gains.

As it stands now, how is the 7950 compared to this new gen in terms of performance? How many more years do you give it?

prolly another 2 yrs 'cause of its 3GB vram. even at 1440P, which i think will replace the1080s. two of this are faster than any highend gpu atm.

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Uh hate to break it to you bud but my 670 scores more than that overclocked:

http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/6910450

Sorry, but your 6990 is dated and not that fast.

I know you want to defend your card and all but my 670 is faster than it. As is a 680, and is a 7970. After both are overclocked the 6990 will lose. Spout all the technical jargon you want it won't make a difference.

my 7950 was not a good clocker . . .

http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/5948666

here is my 290 which prolly will be beat by a 780 at 1400MHz on the core . . .

http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/7748882
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I know I personally. Will be buying 4 to 6 if they do release at $250 and I'll give it a couple weeks then resell them. Either at msrp if they don't get gouged instantly, or for whatever newegg gouged them up to.


Too bad that won't happen since newegg will gouge them from the start.

It's going to be limit 5 cards per customer. See GTX 750 Ti. You'll need to buy from multiple manufacturers.
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It's going to be limit 5 cards per customer. See GTX 750 Ti. You'll need to buy from multiple manufacturers.

Fine.with me lol, gotta get em before the miners do. Keep em bnib for a few.weeks, wait for newegg to begin the gouge train, $$$$
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Fine.with me lol, gotta get em before the miners do. Keep em bnib for a few.weeks, wait for newegg to begin the gouge train, $$$$

I predicted GTX 750 Ti will hit $180-210. It's already $170.
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I predicted GTX 750 Ti will hit $180-210. It's already $170.

Was at my local MC a few hours ago, and did a double take at the $189.99 price tag affixed to their fresh shiny stock of EVGA 750ti's, and mind you these were not the FTW version. MC certainly has caught up with the other retailers in the GPU price department. mad.gif
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