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Going eyefinity. Would I be happy with 2x 6970's or waiting until I can get my hands on 2x 6990s?
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This is the Nvidia forum, however 2x6990 is a big waste because its just 2x6970s on one PCB and thus with 2 of them you'll be at quad CFX which is only good for benching.

With 2 6970s you will be able to run both at X16 and get the full potential out of them.
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Oh snap! I posed in the wrong forum! This was NOT at attempt to troll, please lock/delete this thread at once before the green giants get me.

Oh and those pesky PCIe lane restrictions, you have made your point.
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Oh snap! I posed in the wrong forum! This was NOT at attempt to troll, please lock/delete this thread at once before the green giants get me.

Oh and those pesky PCIe lane restrictions, you have made your point.
The Green Giants don't wake up for another hour or so, your safe.
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Oh snap! I posed in the wrong forum! This was NOT at attempt to troll, please lock/delete this thread at once before the green giants get me.

Oh and those pesky PCIe lane restrictions, you have made your point.
+1 to you! hahahahahaha green giants
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post #6 of 17
Grab a 6970 or 6950 then pick up a 6990 for tri-fire.
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moved to ATi
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Just out or curiosity OP, what are you gonna use them for? What res?
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post #9 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by tconroy135 View Post
This is the Nvidia forum, however 2x6990 is a big waste because its just 2x6970s on one PCB and thus with 2 of them you'll be at quad CFX which is only good for benching.

With 2 6970s you will be able to run both at X16 and get the full potential out of them.
if you can run 2 6970s at 16x 16x then you can run 2 6990's at 16x 16x.....
    
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post #10 of 17
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if you can run 2 6970s at 16x 16x then you can run 2 6990's at 16x 16x.....
Well not really because essentially you would be running 2 6970s each at x8 because you have 2 GPUs sharing the same PCIE lane. I think there is actually a bigger diference between x8 and x16 with ATI cards, but don't quote me on that.
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