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as the tittle says guys, im going to have a eyefinity setup with 3 dells u2410 which have a resolution of 1920x1200 which in eyefinity would be 5760x1200 or in portrait 3600x1920. Since there has been a bit of info on the new up coming 6990 i would like to know if you guys recommend me to sell my xfx 6970 which i received for free and buy a 6990. Or keep my xfx 6970 and add another 6970 this time sapphire?

Which would give me the best performance, i would like to max out games like need for speed hot pursuit and games like bad company 2 and bf3 with about 60 fps.


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post #2 of 19
Just get another 6970 itll be smoother and produce less heat and better overclockability (if thats a word )
Edited by WizrdSleevz - 3/2/11 at 7:10pm
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6970 in Xfire. Why? It will probably end up slightly cheaper and won't be downclocked like the 6990 probably will.
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post #4 of 19
Well it sounds like the 6990 will be out next week, So I would wait and see
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I also recommend another HD6970 because, even if the HD6990 is dual HD6970, a pair of 6970s will have higher overclocking headroom due to its more effective cooling and power.
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Wait a couple days untill we see the benchies for 6990 vs 6970cf? Im sure it will be posted and your not the only one thinking which is better... will 6990s offer crossfire? If they do and they are basically two 6970s in cf then go 6990 and futureproof that ****. If its not... then theres your answer.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by MacNcheese View Post
Wait a couple days untill we see the benchies for 6990 vs 6970cf? Im sure it will be posted and your not the only one thinking which is better... will 6990s offer crossfire? If they do and they are basically two 6970s in cf then go 6990 and futureproof that ****. If its not... then theres your answer.
Yes you will be able to crossfire 2 6990 for quadfire
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6970 in Xfire. Why? It will probably end up slightly cheaper and won't be downclocked like the 6990 probably will.
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If you already own a 6970, then buy a 6990 for EPIC TRIFIRE!
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post #10 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dopamin3 View Post
If you already own a 6970, then buy a 6990 for EPIC TRIFIRE!
That is another good option to be honest.


I personally am going to probably skip the 6990, unless they are really cheap, and wait for the 7xxx series. 6870s in crossfire are enough so far for my eyefinity set up.
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