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Yeah I did have my eye on those, but cant justify spending an extra 140€ for a pair of those over 6950s which may if lucky, be unlocked to a 6970. Plus the extra VRAM is a reason I am upgrading.
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Yeah I did have my eye on those, but cant justify spending an extra 140€ for a pair of those over 6950s which may if lucky, be unlocked to a 6970. Plus the extra VRAM is a reason I am upgrading.
That upgrade will be really nice.

I'm doing the same/similar upgrade, from a HD5970 (x2 5870's on 5850 clocks) to an HD6970 (Soon to be 2 in crossfire).



And yeah, the reason I decided I didn't want the 570's was, I tried Physx already last month, I had a GTX460 as a Physx card, and honestly, I found it a bit useless... as all games I play have no Physx lol Maybe in future, I'll add another Physx card, who knows.

Anyways, great choice, I should be having my 2nd 6970 soon

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Is my PSU good enough for 6970s xfire though (6950s Flashed)
It is a quality PSU, but is 800w enough?
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As for flashing the cards, I've herd rumors that if you do after 1 - 3 weeks the card becomes useless due to burning out chips (Vram i think) making the warranty invalid.
    
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As for flashing the cards, I've herd rumors that if you do after 1 - 3 weeks the card becomes useless due to burning out chips (Vram i think) making the warranty invalid.
Oh really? Uh that's not good.
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Oh really? Uh that's not good.
Unlocking the shaders are pretty much risk-free though.
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I unlocked my asus 6950 shaders a couple of days ago...didn't up the clocks or voltage at all

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Is my PSU good enough for 6970s xfire though (6950s Flashed)
It is a quality PSU, but is 800w enough?
PSU should be fine!

Can't wait to order my 2nd HD6970
    
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