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im not a video card guy i dont know much about them but from what i have gathered is that a 5970 is a dual gpu card and a 6970 is a single gpu card
i hear the 5970 scales better but some games wont run it as good as say the 6970 because of it being pretty much two card xfired.
correct me if im wrong
im leaning to getting the 6970
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post #2 of 23
You'll need more than a 450w PSU if youre upgrading your sig rig.
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post #3 of 23
6970. But not on 450W. 5970's are great for benchmarks, but have too many problems to put them on a pedestal above the 6970, especially with lower power draw, improved tesselation and scales WAY better then any 5XXX series card.
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post #4 of 23
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wow im not a complete idiot ill be getting atleast a 850w psu when i do upgrade the gpu lol
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post #5 of 23
Wait for the 6990. Which will be the 5970s replacement. I already have $1300 put back for two.
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post #6 of 23
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6990 so 1300
would be what 650$ for one
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post #7 of 23
We won't know exactly how much they'll be until they actually get in stock But yes, 6990 if you can wait and afford one.
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But can it play crysis
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But can it play crysis
No.
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No.
Nvidia guy huh lol
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