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post #11 of 30
do not buy the 5970...it sounds like fun to have 4 gpus but its not worth the money or problems you will have... stick to just 2 gpus...
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w.a.s.t.e.
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If you had a single 5870, I'd say Tri-Fire is the way to go. Utilization of the 4th GPU will calculate to a massive waste of money and heat.
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How is going Nvidia a ****ty idea? They play games way better than AMD ever will..
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Quote:
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How is going Nvidia a ****ty idea? They play games way better than AMD ever will..
That's why. *rolls eyes*
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post #16 of 30
Do you really NEED a 5970 as well?
The current set is fine.
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post #17 of 30
Add the 5970, use the Xfired 5870's for gaming and general use, and BOINC your eyeballs out on the former
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post #18 of 30
Thread Starter 
Ok, I researched what you meant by UNLOCKING a 6950 to become a 6970, but one question remains. the 6950 is only a 1gb card where as the 6970 is a 2gb card.

Someone mentioned, "for eyefinity, more VRAM is a better scenario". So is the fact that ACTUAL 6970's would each have 2gb per card (NOT SURE if what I just mentioned is VRAM or not) be better than the UNLOCKED (to 6970 BIOS) 6950 card having only 1 gb per card be a better way to go?
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post #19 of 30
6950's come in 2Gb versions also
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6950s have 2gb
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