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Hmm should be just in time for my 18th then XD
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XD I will be nearing my 20's then
lol-i will be married for 21 years in march.

depending on benches/price, this might be my 5870 upgrade-(if i can get a good price for my 5870 that is)


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I would have to build a new computer so no and i think to myself why?

My PC does just what I want it to with no complaints
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I already have a 6970 + EK-waterblock, and waiting for the 6990 to finally come out and go Tri-Fire again. All under water.
    
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I would not mind a slightly used 6870. Shipping from Wales though ... Yissy Mow.

I will keep my eyes out for your FS thread.
 
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Cool, Hopefully I can get 35 rep point's to get it on the FS thread
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What about the GTX 560? I tought that was suppose to be out around now. Anyone heard anything?
post #27 of 31
I don't understand the appeal of a dual-gpu card unless you have cheap garbage mobo that only has 1 PCI-E lane. I think ATI did use Binned cream of the crop 5870s one the 5970, I guess that's the appeal?

Anyway if your not water cooling then there really isn't any reason.
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I don't understand the appeal of a dual-gpu card unless you have cheap garbage mobo that only has 1 PCI-E lane. I think ATI did use Binned cream of the crop 5870s one the 5970, I guess that's the appeal?

Anyway if your not water cooling then there really isn't any reason.
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post #29 of 31
Depends on the price, release date, power consumption and performance. Since we haven't really heard much information on ANY of these in the past month or so, I'm really tempted to either buy 6870's in Crossfire or GTX 560 Ti's in SLI...whichever will give me the better bang for the buck. Getting tired of waiting and these delays.
post #30 of 31
I would but then I'd have to buy two which is overkill and $700 more than a 6970 setup (@ $700 a 6990). Then you factor in 8x PCIe bus speeds. I think the 6990 is best suited in ITX builds where the space can be maximized.

If pricing is sane (like around or less than a set of 6950s) I could see value but you loose ability to unlock. It'd be cheaper and faster in some cases to go with a WS Revolution and run 4 unlocked 6950s in quadfire, although thermals are going to be out of whack.

For my budget I'd rather save $$ and upgrade as new cards come out or go ITX but yet there isn't any p67 ITXs and we don't know how they overclock.
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