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I was so looking forward to the 6990 being released at $599 so it could lead to price drops on the older models. I guess I was wrong frown.gif
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post #12 of 54
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Originally Posted by Zaiger;12656680 
That is what i was thinking. And then they wonder why people are going to consoles...

I could barely afford my 6950 at 280.00 let alone a 6990 at 700.00 I did just land a really nice job so money sohuld get better but will I buy a 6990 nah if i do anything ill just grab another 6950. My single 6950 doesnt have any issues @ 1920x1080 wil maxing out games at all so to me I see no use except for bragging rights
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Originally Posted by Zaiger;12656798 
You x fire different cars together now but it is kind of pointless, it will downclock the higher card to match your lower one. So yeah it is like buying a race car to keep up with your friend on his skateboard, you can do it but people will look at you funny.

so then how would 5970+5870 and 6990+6970 set up beat two sli gtx 580s if it downclocks to the crappy cards clock speeds. 2x580s smash xfire 5870 and 6970
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post #14 of 54
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Originally Posted by Levesque;12656592 
Why ''700$ no thank you?''

I just paid 729$ for my my 6990 and 310$ for my 6970, and it will totally rape any Nvidia 580 SLI set-up for the EXACT 1000$ price. And with more VRAM then the vanilla 580!

So what's the problem?

I want you to post benchmarks of your 6990 + 6970 setup, along with thermals and power. Let's see how it compares to GTX 580 SLI. I'm not trying to hint at sarcasm, I'm genuinely interested.
post #15 of 54
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Originally Posted by Levesque;12656592 
Why ''700$ no thank you?''

I just paid 729$ for my my 6990 and 310$ for my 6970, and it will totally rape any Nvidia 580 SLI set-up for the EXACT 1000$ price. And with more VRAM then the vanilla 580!

So what's the problem?

Or you could have been patient and waited for the 590 which will kill the 6990 and would have been cheaper.
post #16 of 54
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Originally Posted by Qu1ckset;12656760 
You can run a 5970 and 5870 together??? same with the 6990 and 6970 together?

Yes. That's what I'm using right now: Tri-Fire 5970 + 5870, both at 1000/1200 (watercooleed). Rock-stable. No problems at all. Scaling is better then people and the ''internet parrots'' think it is. smile.gif

Will do the same with the 6990 + 6970. I already have a 6970 + Ek waterblock at home in another computer. 6xxx serie scaling is better then Nvidia Fermi btw... so..
    
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post #17 of 54
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Originally Posted by Qu1ckset;12656886 
so then how would 5970+5870 and 6990+6970 set up beat two sli gtx 580s if it downclocks to the crappy cards clock speeds. 2x580s smash xfire 5870 and 6970

Don't listen to the Nvidia fanboys. There is no ''downclock''.

My 5970 is OC at 1000/1200, watercooled, just like my 5870 is at 1000/1200. It took me 10 minutes to flash my BIOS to reach those speed for BOTH cards.

And no problems at all for me. No PEBKAC in my home. Can't remember the last time I had a crash/BSOD/freeze/bug in the last 14 months with this set-up .smile.gif
    
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post #18 of 54
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Originally Posted by EfemaN;12656919 
I want you to post benchmarks of your 6990 + 6970 setup, along with thermals and power. Let's see how it compares to GTX 580 SLI. I'm not trying to hint at sarcasm, I'm genuinely interested.

Sure. Did you look at my set-up? smile.gif

3 dedicated water loops, 3 pumps, 3 res, 4 triple 120 radiators, 17 fans. I have 2 PSU in my Mountain Mods Extended Ascension: Corsair AX1200 and Enermax Evo 1250w.

It will run fine.

My 5970+5870 temps at 1000/1200 never goes over 60 celsius on highest Furmark load. Idle temps are 24 celsius. smile.gif
    
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post #19 of 54
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Originally Posted by Levesque;12656592 
Why ''700$ no thank you?''

I just paid 729$ for my my 6990 and 310$ for my 6970, and it will totally rape any Nvidia 580 SLI set-up for the EXACT 1000$ price. And with more VRAM then the vanilla 580!

So what's the problem?

ati and their drivers suck

:nvidiafanboy:
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Originally Posted by Zaiger;12656798 
You x fire different cars together now but it is kind of pointless, it will downclock the higher card to match your lower one. So yeah it is like buying a race car to keep up with your friend on his skateboard, you can do it but people will look at you funny.

if they are the same clocks it should be fine the 6970 chip and the 6990 chips are the same and are at the same clocks so it should not be a issue
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