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post #51 of 86
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Originally Posted by Munkypoo7 View Post
AMD never fail's to surprise on how bad of a driver they can pump out. [for crossfire, single cards are fine as always]

They've proved that repeatedly.

Just ask any 4870x2 user, or 5970 user. Just because the 6990 works now, doesn't mean AMD won't screw it up later.

In essence, save the current driver, since it might be the best one for the card to date, and hell, for the future too.
i dont have any issues with the latest drivers with my 4870x2....... Ive had no real issues with ati/amd cards for the years ive used them
post #52 of 86
A word on the length:

I imported this pic into OpenOffice's Draw.
With built-in scaler, I moved my mouse over various points of the card and took measurements, especially along the bottom edge to minimize 'perspective error'.

With the length of the PCIE insert as a known figure (84mm, red arrow in pic), this card is calculated to have:
Length = 305mm = 12.0'' (3mm as margin of error?).

Shorter than a 5970 (12.16'' or 309mm) !!
post #53 of 86
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Originally Posted by windfire View Post
A word on the length:

I imported this pic into OpenOffice's Draw.
With built-in scaler, I moved my mouse over various points of the card and took measurements, especially along the bottom edge to minimize 'perspective error'.

With the length of the PCIE insert as a known figure (84mm, red arrow in pic), this card is calculated to have:
Length = 305mm = 12.0'' (3mm as margin of error?).

Shorter than a 5970 (12.16'' or 309mm) !!
I was gonna do that
post #54 of 86
as quoted in my sig:
post #55 of 86
Almost 100% it will be 2x6970 down clocked to receive PCI-E Cert and then all you have to do is put it back to 6970 speeds.

Honestly though this card is only a good buy if it is cheaper than 2 6970s otherwise it is a big big waste, the 590 the same thing, either cost benefit or a waste.
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5970 was a 5870x2. It was just downclocked.
5850x2
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post #57 of 86
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Originally Posted by windfire View Post
A word on the length:

I imported this pic into OpenOffice's Draw.
With built-in scaler, I moved my mouse over various points of the card and took measurements, especially along the bottom edge to minimize 'perspective error'.

With the length of the PCIE insert as a known figure (84mm, red arrow in pic), this card is calculated to have:
Length = 305mm = 12.0'' (3mm as margin of error?).

Shorter than a 5970 (12.16'' or 309mm) !!
You get a rep for all that hard work.
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post #58 of 86
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Originally Posted by Munkypoo7 View Post
AMD never fail's to surprise on how bad of a driver they can pump out. [for crossfire, single cards are fine as always]

They've proved that repeatedly.

Just ask any 4870x2 user, or 5970 user. Just because the 6990 works now, doesn't mean AMD won't screw it up later.

In essence, save the current driver, since it might be the best one for the card to date, and hell, for the future too.
AMD/ATI drivers havnt been bad at all in my experience. Even with my 5870 in crossfire I had zero problems. On the other hand my 580 in SLI or using Phsyx was horrible. Basically gave up on the SLI and had to wait off for proper drivers to support the physx for a good month or 2

If AMD/ATI cards were actually decent at folding, I would probably switch back over to them since my experiences have been much better. It seems like every Nvidia card i've owned has been horrible
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5850x2
Wow.. I can't believe after all this time people still say this.

It just amazes me.
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post #60 of 86
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Wow.. I can't believe after all this time people still say this.

It just amazes me.
People probably glance over it and guess it's 5850. It's kinda funny when people mention how the Asus Ares is 5870x2 like the 5970 wasn't
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