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ATi really messed up this time. Nvidia has better offerings this time round, stick with the green team for now.
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you have a 24" monitor and unless you plan to run 3 of them or a resolution of 2560x1440/1600 i would get the 570 and oc it.

truth is the 6970 is a beast, for it's price, at big boy resolutions and in xfire is literally 2x better. it's not a flop or a fail. it's a high resolution card and shouldn't be hated on just cause people can't afford to play at such. :smh:
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post #23 of 48
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Get a Gainward GTX 570 Phantom

Da'am.. guys.. that looks amazing!!!!
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post #24 of 48
eta on gainward 570? price?
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post #25 of 48
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Get a Gainward GTX 570 Phantom



If it is a she I want it next to me. My wife will understand.

I am not a big fan of Nvidia since they are "cheap" but go with Nvidia. I run SLI on a P45 mobo and this thing is beyond solid @ 2560x1600.
post #26 of 48
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ATi really messed up this time. Nvidia has better offerings this time round, stick with the green team for now.
I would not go that far. Their offer is solid, cheaper to manufacture and the markup is good. Imagine what happens when AMD lowers the prices.

EDIT: I think ATI ceased to exist.
post #27 of 48
I went 6970 because I game at 2560x1600. Anything lower and right now it looks like you should get whichever is cheaper, which will probably be the gtx570.
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post #28 of 48
Either card is excellent. The 570 owns at lower resolutions though the 6970 may have more legs at extreme resolutions with loaded AA. That gainward is sweet looking for an air cooler.
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post #29 of 48
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get a gainward gtx 570 phantom

holy crap =:c heers:
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post #30 of 48
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ATi really messed up this time. Nvidia has better offerings this time round, stick with the green team for now.
They were looking to tweak the die enough to hit gtx480 performance levels and they did. Remember that these chips are still 40nm, it is actually quite amazing how much performance they eeked out without a die shrink. I don't think they counted on the gtx580 when they were designing the 6970/6950.

AMD did not mess up this time. The only reason people were so into the HD5000 series was because Fermi only launched 6months later. These new cards are well priced, have a great feature list, and good performance.

We'll all have to wait for 28nm to see some real performance improvements.
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