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post #171 of 3890
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Jesus you're lucky! They seriously sent you 2 extra units free of charge? Haha I'm going to start ordering from Tigerdirect and see if I get some free stuff.
Haha i freaking wish They charged my card for four & sent four, but I only submit (or should have only submit) it as ONE order of two instead of TWO orders of two.

I opted for the third card .. before I had recognized the second order of two had mistakenly been placed. Bollocks, what nonsense.

That is to say, I hadn't planned on tri-fire so soon in the lifespan of the card, but already impressed with my 5870 three card scaling & on Cayman's release, in spite what clearly are infant drivers, watching the earliest crossfire scaling results for a brand new architecture mind-blew me. At the price point & favoring high resolution maxed IQ, it was impossible to resist. Unbeknown to me, I already had 4 of the ****ers en route and as it turns out, I ended up with 5. It's been fun plugging my 5870 in with one of the spare Cayman (i'm shipping back tomorrow), as my other rig is a Crosshair IV Extreme which allows for both of these recent top-end AMD/ATI GPUs to be coalesced together and perform like a 4870.
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post #172 of 3890
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Quick question.
I never owned a ATI card before and i'm still on the fence about getting a 6970 in CFX (possibly tri-fire as well). Like a few people on this board, i'm still deciding on this or the 570 in SLI (or 3-way SLI). Hehe i even made a joke on another thread about the "6970 is worst card EvAR!" But in all honesty i think these cards are good. I game at 2560 X 1440 res - and what interests me the most is that it has 2gb of VRAM, which helps at that res, and the scaling in CFX is great! Only thing thats holding me back is when i read about the ATI drivers. I read: "breaks CFX" or "breaks windows 7" Are they that atrocious? Any input regarding ATI cards and recent drivers is much appreciated.
Thanks
GTX 480 SLI is strong enough. If you want to see a difference, get GTX 580 SLI.
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My room is about 68°f yet my idle is still 45°c... is this something I should be concerned about? I've never had a card idle this high.
I too idle at 45c later in the day. In the morning when it's cool, i see a 33c idel.
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post #174 of 3890
Just a general question about drivers for a 6950.

I've jus done a fresh install of Windows 7 64 bit and installed the 10.12a drivers.

However in the system information the version is showing as 10.11.

Is this normal?
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post #175 of 3890
Honest answers here please guys.

Is 6970 in crossfire overly loud and hot? Obviously the best cards are going to be a bit loud (my 5970 is not quiet), but i have heard that 6970 CF gets close to the horrendous noise levels of 480 SLI. That would not be acceptable.

Price and performance wise i prefer 6970CF over 570 SLI but from what i have heard, Nvidia's offering this time is actually a lot cooler and quieter.

I stress that what i have heard is from reviews so that is why i am asking for personal experiences.

Thanks.

EDIT - Also when can we expect the non-reference 6970's?
Edited by Jonny2410 - 12/24/10 at 11:12am
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post #176 of 3890
Will somebody please upload ASUS 6970 BIOS.
The water is frozen in my house so I cannot turn on the heating and need my 6970 to heat up this room,this is an emergency people.
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post #177 of 3890
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Will somebody please upload ASUS 6970 BIOS.
The water is frozen in my house so I cannot turn on the heating and need my 6970 to heat up this room,this is an emergency people.
atiflash doesn't support the 6900 series yet.
    
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Then I am doomed..........................to go into the room with the fire.
Thanks for the tip anyway.
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post #179 of 3890
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Honest answers here please guys.

Is 6970 in crossfire overly loud and hot? Obviously the best cards are going to be a bit loud (my 5970 is not quiet), but i have heard that 6970 CF gets close to the horrendous noise levels of 480 SLI. That would not be acceptable.

Price and performance wise i prefer 6970CF over 570 SLI but from what i have heard, Nvidia's offering this time is actually a lot cooler and quieter.

I stress that what i have heard is from reviews so that is why i am asking for personal experiences.

Thanks.

EDIT - Also when can we expect the non-reference 6970's?
I honestly haven't experienced noise or temps greater than my old vapor-x 5870's... Not sure what reviews you've read but these cards are no Fermi when it comes to noise and heat.
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post #180 of 3890
Just ordered my 1x GIGABYTE Radeon 6970 off Newegg. I will be posting pics as soon as it comes in!
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