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is this probably true or maybe not? i have 2 unlocked and oced to 930/1430, but i heard 6990 u can oc alot more, which is better tho or not sure yet?
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post #2 of 9
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is this probably true or maybe not? i have 2 unlocked and oced to 930/1430, but i heard 6990 u can oc alot more, which is better tho or not sure yet?
yeah. the 6990 is sort of like two 6970's, but not quite as powerful, whereas the unlocked 6950's Are 6970's. two cards are better then one
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HD6990 is 2 HD6970s underclocked to 830 core, your unlocked cards will be more or less the same
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I'm not quite sure. At this point we know very little about the 6990, but we do know that it ca run at least at the 6970 specs, 880MHz core and 1375MHz memory, and AMD states that it can go past 900...we'll have to wait and compare a few benches...
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I would go for a 6990 so you can crossfire another 6990 in the future
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post #6 of 9
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so my 2 cards are faster? also, will it be avalible to buy from newegg or tigerdirect tuesday?
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post #7 of 9
Some people with a real 6990 in hands are talking about 100% scaling, just like 2X 6970.

AMD made alot of internal optimisations to the 6xxx serie and the 6990, so the days of ''5970 2-5% less then 2X5870'' are over.

No I don't have a link. But I talked with somoene with a 6990 in hands.

Wait for reviews and see.
    
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post #8 of 9
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well, i guess prolly 6990 is best, can have quad gpu with 2 slots, and cooler temps, and maybe even hit 950 core. if its $600 or $650 id be willing to get it.
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post #9 of 9
that is probably the price of it 650 euros here...
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