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Originally Posted by groundzero9 View Post
I went from dual 5970s to a single 6970 and couldn't be happier. Getting rid of all the issues that crossfire brings was a relief.
Hence why I recommend looking towards a single GPU solution, I had alot of issues with CF 5870, it was ok but still alot of upkeep to make it work well.

I'd much prefer at this point instead of getting another 5870 if I were to, to just get a single 580 or 6970/50
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post #12 of 21
2 6870's in crossfire will be faster than your 5970.
    
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hmm, u guys are making me think. i'm now leaning towards a single 6950 and flash it to 70

2 x 6870 is a little bit over the budget, Trying to spend below $400 AUD
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You check the OCN marketplace for a 6870? I was looking at an XFX one on here not too long ago
    
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post #15 of 21
get a 5870, and then when your 5970 comes back, you can do tri-fire
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post #16 of 21
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i would rather buy it locally than international coz i'll be rma'ing the 5970 tomorrow.
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Understandable
    
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post #18 of 21
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so i have lost the bidding for a single 6850, I am now considering in getting a Sapphire 6950 and flash it 6970.

when i get my 5970 back, either one of these will happen.

1. sell the flashed 6950 and keep the 5970
2. sell the 5970, get another 6950 flash it then crossfire it.
3. sell both the 5970 and the flashed 6950 and buy 6990.

considering the store i bought my 5970 from has some bad reviews in regards on how they handle they're rma service, i will be expecting my 5970 back in about 4-6 weeks (maybe even months).

thanks for the comments fellas, have a good one.
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post #19 of 21
I would say option 3, but then you have to sell a lot of stuff. I would say, look at the reviews and price of the 6990 when it comes out.
    
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post #20 of 21
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I would say option 3, but then you have to sell a lot of stuff. I would say, look at the reviews and price of the 6990 when it comes out.
what do you mean by "would have to sell a lot of stuff"?
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