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Poll Results: What do you think of AMD's HD6990?

 
  • 64% (180)
    Like it
  • 35% (100)
    Dislike it
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post #51 of 119
I really like this card. I'm ruining the GA-890G and have one 16x and 1 8x pcie slots. I want to hold off replacing the mainboard till the 990fx. That makes this card very attractive to me. But, as a question. If I went with two 6950 what kind of performance hit would I take with both cards reduced to 8x
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post #52 of 119
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Originally Posted by drufause View Post
I really like this card. I'm ruining the GA-890G and have one 16x and 1 8x pcie slots. I want to hold off replacing the mainboard till the 990fx. That makes this card very attractive to me. But, as a question. If I went with two 6950 what kind of performance hit would I take with both cards reduced to 8x
Not enough to justify the price diiference. If your 6950s will unlock you have a winner easily.
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post #53 of 119
Well thats a great product but its really expensive.
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post #54 of 119
If it turns out to be like the 5970, I'd wish I chose Dislike, because AMD's 5XXX flagship had a lot of potential, I hope they get it right this time around

ESPECIALLY for those who only have a single PCI-e slot.
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post #55 of 119
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Originally Posted by Razi3l View Post
Good performance but I would personally go with 2 6970s, unless I had the money to buy 2 of these (for bragging rights?). People complain that this is too hot, loud and powerhungry (still not as power hungry as 6970 CF and gives similar numbers) but what about the 590?.. Everyone's a hypocrite :/

If this card was around £450 mark, I would consider buying it, but that wouldn't happen even in my dreams.
How is that hypocrite the gtx480 was loud and hot and everyone bash it like there is no tomorrow so why should ati be spare when it's doing the same thing??
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post #56 of 119
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Originally Posted by kevink82 View Post
How is that hypocrite the gtx480 was loud and hot and everyone bash it like there is no tomorrow so why should ati be spare when it's doing the same thing??


Difference in fanboys. Yes it's okay if AMD does it, but not when Nvidia does it.
post #57 of 119
GOOD: Performance. Better than I expected.
GOOD: Overclocking ability

TO BE EXPECTED: Noise
TO BE EXPECTED: Heat
TO BE EXPECTED: Power hungry

BAD: Price. (also to be expected) but even a little worse than expected.


However I would like to see some reviews with Phenom X4 & X6 chips, stock and overclocked and with xfire.
post #58 of 119
Personally dont really understand wuts wrong with 1155 or 1156 x8 lane when paired with 6970s..... you lose bout 3% which is what the 6990 is now in terms of performance, a bit cheaper and waterblocks are out already so there is no wait and can still overclocks like crazy.

Same reason i wont buy a gtx590 and quad xfire or sli is just a pain in the butt to get it working, feels great when it does but more often it will have some sort of problem.
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post #59 of 119
Even I'll admit that QuadFire is not really worth it IMO. The GPU scaling leaves a lot to be desired (although it is vastly improved in later iterations of AMD Catalyst). I'm tempted to get shot of my 5970s and get 2X 6970s instead.
     
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post #60 of 119
Like alot!

Trying to buy one today if we can find them! Will go Tri-Fire with my 6970 and watercool both.
    
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