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Poll Results: Anyone else think HD 6990 is too Expensive?

 
  • 40% (91)
    Yes! I'd rather get HD 6950 CF
  • 33% (75)
    No! You pay a premium for Dual-GPU cards
  • 26% (61)
    Don't Care! I'm waiting for GTX 590
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post #131 of 148
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Originally Posted by sLowEnd View Post
Since when was unlocking anything (Be it GPU, CPU, or otherwise) wholly reliable?

Why work when you can win the lottery?
Unlocking an HD 6950 is infinitely more realiable than the lottery.
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post #132 of 148
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Originally Posted by Track View Post
It's about price/performance.
Actually no its not once you get into the Uber high end GPU is price goes way up and the performance while extremely good tends to lag behind the price.
    
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post #133 of 148
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Unlocking an HD 6950 is infinitely more realiable than the lottery.
That's not the point of the comparison.

Say for example, if your plan is to buy a 6950, but it turns out yours doesn't unlock. Then what? Throw a fit and swear off AMD products? Return the product and waste time and money on restock fees?

You really shouldn't dismiss a product based on what another product might be able to do.
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post #134 of 148
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Originally Posted by Canadarocker View Post
Actually no its not once you get into the Uber high end GPU is price goes way up and the performance while extremely good tends to lag behind the price.
And that's exactly why everyone need to unlock their HD 6950s and forget HD 6990 ever came to exist.
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post #135 of 148
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Originally Posted by sLowEnd View Post
That's not the point of the comparison.

Say for example, if your plan is to buy a 6950, but it turns out yours doesn't unlock. Then what? Throw a fit and swear off AMD products? Return the product and waste time and money on restock fees?

You really shouldn't dismiss a product based on what another product might be able to do.
It's not "might" if >90% of them unlock.
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post #136 of 148
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It's not "might" if >90% of them unlock.
You don't have any real numbers to go by.
Don't pull numbers out of nowhere.

"Oh, I saw some people do it" is not statistically sound.
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post #137 of 148
I have to agree with the unlocking part of the 6950. I just had to RMA my 6950 cause I unlocked it & now it artifacts. I wont be unlocking my next 6950 im leaving it stock or selling it
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post #138 of 148
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You don't have any real numbers to go by.
Don't pull numbers out of nowhere.

"Oh, I saw some people do it" is not statistically sound.
Okay, then 100%, since I haven't technically heard of anyone not being able to overclock even though they followed the guides and bought the right version.
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post #139 of 148
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I have to agree with the unlocking part of the 6950. I just had to RMA my 6950 cause I unlocked it & now it artifacts. I wont be unlocking my next 6950 im leaving it stock or selling it
I've never heard of a card artifacting because of a BIOS shift.
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post #140 of 148
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Why does EVERYONE miss my point?

My point: If you can unlock an HD 6950, HD 6990 is too expensive.
I'm not missing you're point at all. If you actually payed attention a good amount of people are getting your point, but the obvious part still stands. Marginal buyers are going to think it's too expensive regardless if you can unlock a 6950. I think you're the one that's missing the point some people are trying to get across.
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