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  • 25% (22)
    Keep the 6870s
  • 31% (27)
    CF 6950s (Unlockable)
  • 15% (13)
    CF 6970s
  • 27% (24)
    6990
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post #1 of 31
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I have already made my purchase. I bought both a 6990 and a pair of 6950s to compare.



Im about to go shower and head to work, by the time I get back I hope you guys have made my decision for me.


Either set up will be running in my sig rig in eyefinity.


Seems people arent reading threads now days...guess Ill update the first post. Performance isnt as good as I would like, thus the upgrade thoughts.

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Originally Posted by M0E View Post
I stated I play in eyefinity. 5760x1080

There are a couple of situations.
1)Metro2033 While I know any system is going to choke on it, I cant stand having to play on low settings with none of the eyecandy. I dont mind having DoF off and lower AA settings, but I do want higher texture settings.

2)BC2 I hover at 45fps. Its playable just fine, but when I get into action in a populated map any smoke or fire fight drops me to 35fps and I notice a visual slow down.

3)Crysis Like Metro, I only see about 30fps at lower settings no AA.

Edited by M0E - 3/8/11 at 2:53pm
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6990??
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Oh I forgot to state my reason for upgrade desires. While 6870s are nice in eyefinity, they just dont have enough Vram in some games and get crippling FPS. I feel I need to upgrade. The option to keep the 6870s is also to wait for the 7xxx series.
Edited by M0E - 3/8/11 at 10:10am
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Dude, 3 6950s AR are under 780 at Amazon.
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As we don't know what games, and at what res you play at, I'd say wait for the 7000 series. I'm still on a 4870x2 and I'm waiting for the 7000 series. Even at 1920*1080, there aren't any games that I play that require anything more than what I've got. So my vote is to wait.
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As we don't know what games, and at what res you play at, I'd say wait for the 7000 series. I'm still on a 4870x2 and I'm waiting for the 7000 series. Even at 1920*1080, there aren't any games that I play that require anything more than what I've got. So my vote is to wait.
Check sig rig. I would definitely do 2 6950's for that kind of resolution.

Save yourself some money. Unless you are a benchmarker, there really isn't a need to throw out 700 dollars for GPUs. Hell I would buy 2 6950 Open Box from newegg and unlock them. Total would come out to less than 500.
Edited by youra6 - 3/8/11 at 10:17am
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As we don't know what games, and at what res you play at, I'd say wait for the 7000 series. I'm still on a 4870x2 and I'm waiting for the 7000 series. Even at 1920*1080, there aren't any games that I play that require anything more than what I've got. So my vote is to wait.
Your cards would choke playing at my res and memory demands besides the fact that they can't run 3 displays.
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I'd wait for the next big release of cards. Are you needing more power for anything in particular or just have the itch to upgrade?
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post #9 of 31
Park the funds for a Haswell X Maxwell build =D

6870 CFx is pretty damn fast as it is, and your not going to see a huge peformance increase in the 6990 unfortunetly.

Though I'd thing alot of people on this forum would like to see someone with one =P
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Originally Posted by weidass View Post
As we don't know what games, and at what res you play at, I'd say wait for the 7000 series. I'm still on a 4870x2 and I'm waiting for the 7000 series. Even at 1920*1080, there aren't any games that I play that require anything more than what I've got. So my vote is to wait.
I stated I play in eyefinity. 5760x1080

I play just about any game out there to be honest.

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Check sig rig. I would definitely do 2 6950's for that kind of resolution.

Save yourself some money. Unless you are a benchmarker, there really isn't a need to throw out 700 dollars for GPUs. Hell I would buy 2 6950 Open Box from newegg and unlock them. Total would come out to less than 500.
Sound advice, thank you

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I'd wait for the next big release of cards. Are you needing more power for anything in particular or just have the itch to upgrade?
There are a couple of situations.
1)Metro2033 While I know any system is going to choke on it, I cant stand having to play on low settings with none of the eyecandy. I dont mind having DoF off and lower AA settings, but I do want higher texture settings.

2)BC2 I hover at 45fps. Its playable just fine, but when I get into action in a populated map any smoke or fire fight drops me to 35fps and I notice a visual slow down.

3)Crysis Like Metro, I only see about 30fps at lower settings no AA.
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