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post #11 of 26
You can also just get 6950s and only use the shader unlock BIOS.
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post #12 of 26
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Oh? They have a shader only unlock BIOS now that doesn't kill your RAM? This deserves much research.
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post #13 of 26
I've seen you go back and forth quite a bit on these forums about what you want to choose. At one point, you said you wanted to go quad 6970's?

Anyways, my suggestion (which is what I'm doing) is to get a 6970 and wait for 6990 for Tri-Fire.
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Yes, I've been very indecisive due to the fact I'm rocking a Socket A currently with a Radeon 9000 64MB GPU and just want to get my moneys worth. I've been out of the game for a long long time. I'm also going to be stuck with my build for quite a while as well and don't want to save a little money now then be sunk in a year or two.

Also by build is 100% new. I do not have anything currently I'll be using in this build except one mouse. My budget is $3,500 to $4k max. Once I started to factor in UPS, router, Wlan adapter, mouse pad the price was going up.
Edited by zorrobyte - 1/24/11 at 12:19pm
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post #15 of 26
crossfire is the best choice because it has better scaling than sli
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post #16 of 26
I just realised something, are you going to be using this card or cards with your sig rig?

edit: so I see you edited your post, if its all new then that's fine if your looking for CPU recommendations or anything just ask
Edited by JY - 1/24/11 at 12:24pm
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post #17 of 26
Yep crossfire is better for it. But you will change your setup? don't you? Because you can't run any multi gpu with that board and cpu... 95% bottleneck? lol

2.5GB DDR1 and windows XP... hahaha. You absolutely need to change everything. you need vista,seven for DX11 and... Everything need to be changed anyway..

edit: ok, forgot what i said. You would get something awesome for 3.5-4k
Edited by Billy_5110 - 1/24/11 at 12:28pm
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post #18 of 26
Quote:
Originally Posted by Snowman1989 View Post
6950/70 are better at high resolutions.
The 570 still edges the 6970 in most cases at 1600P, and from 1920 X 1200 - 2560 X 1600 it wins in most cases. At 2560 X 1600 its about even overall though.

I would look at CrossfireX 2GB 6950's or SLi GTX 3GB 580's releasing soon.
I lovd my CrossfireX setup, too many driver issues plagued it though, but when it worked it was uber fast.
Edited by amstech - 1/24/11 at 12:50pm
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HD6970 Crossfire > GTX570 SLI.
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post #20 of 26
I have attempted to use Surround, and i currently use Eyefinity.

In my experience, eyefinity is a much more matured technology.

With surround, it feels that they threw it together at the last second to compete with AMD.

Also, active DP-DVI adapters can be had for $30 as long as your monitor res is under 1920x1200. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...dapter&x=0&y=0

Having used both types of adapters, (expensive dual link kind, and cheap single link one), i can say that the Cheap $30 single link one works MUCH better, so many less issues with it.

also for the 6970s, the extra half gig of vram would help at such high resolutions
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