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Yeah, I sold my HD5970 for a nice 400€ lol.

I know I am downgrading a little bit, but I am planning on adding a 2nd HD6970 within 2 months.

My question is, what drivers are the best so far for this card?

Also, you think I did a nice sale for 400€ and moving into 6970? (Soon to be crossfired)
    
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Stick with the newest drivers. 10.12's and soon the 11.X's

With the new cards, you should see an improvement with each driver iteration. And as for $400 for the 5970,

I'm liking the new 6xxx series, but I don't see a point to move from 2 5870's, seeing as how they run anything I throw at them.

The scaling with 2 6970's is near perfect, and you should be happy with your purchase


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Basically I moved because I had a nice offer on my HD5970.

I'm probably going to run the HD6970 alone for 1-2 months, as I don't think I'll need more power for 1920x1080, and might get a 2nd card in 2 months
    
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Basically I moved because I had a nice offer on my HD5970.

I'm probably going to run the HD6970 alone for 1-2 months, as I don't think I'll need more power for 1920x1080, and might get a 2nd card in 2 months
Lol, I was talking about my cards when I said 2 5870's

Anyway, I wouldn't even really consider that a major downgrade, it's like a trip as your walking up the stairs.

Good luck your new card, and I hope you like it

(Yes, a 6970 will eat ANY game at that resolution)
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Lol, I was talking about my cards when I said 2 5870's

Anyway, I wouldn't even really consider that a major downgrade, it's like a trip as your walking up the stairs.

Good luck your new card, and I hope you like it

(Yes, a 6970 will eat ANY game at that resolution)
Oh ok, and thanks!

I think this rig will give me a lot more fun than the 5970.

Honestly, I'm so happy that I am moving to HD6970 and a WC Loop for my i7 2600k ^^
    
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I think this rig will give me a lot more fun than the 5970.
This right here makes just screams "driver problems" to me haha
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This right here makes just screams "driver problems" to me haha
Yeah...

I mean, the HD5970 is overk1ll, but seriously, I can't find a damn driver which works 100% great on all my 3 favorite games (Bad Company 2, Starcraft II, and F1 2010).

One can do F1 2010 and BC2 GREAT, but then do Starcraft II crappy.

But overall I am pretty happy with how well this 5970 has served me, I never even OC'ed it as I never felt I needed it...
    
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Skip the 10.12a hotfix and get the 11.1a hotfix, you'll thank me for it. Technically, you can't use the 10.12's anyways since they don't support the 69xx cards. Support was added in 10.12a hotfix.
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Skip the 10.12a hotfix and get the 11.1a hotfix, you'll thank me for it. Technically, you can't use the 10.12's anyways since they don't support the 69xx cards. Support was added in 10.12a hotfix.
Where can I find the 11.1a hotfix?

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Where can I find the 11.1a hotfix?

Thank you!
http://www.techpowerup.com/downloads/1929/mirrors.php
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