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  • 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 #21 of 148
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Originally Posted by Track View Post
It's about price/performance.
Since when has the fastest-best-at-almost-everything parts ever been bargains? High end parts (in almost any markets) are rarely the best cost/performance buys. This is not new.

Also, it's priced right with 6970 Crossfire.

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Originally Posted by E-Peen View Post
You pretty much answered your own question. Right now the 6990 is the fastest and most powerful GPU on the market, we'll see what Nvidia has to offer with their card. The price is obviously outrageous, but it could be a lot worse.
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post #22 of 148
The price is fairly absurd considering the atrocious cooling performance and the fact you can simply just buy two 6950's for much less with comparable performance.
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post #23 of 148
As the underdogs (yes im ati fan boi - but i realise we are not leaders...) I think that its an okay card, they HAD to do it, its just one of them things...

As for price vs performance, i shudder.... like is did at the ASUS ARIES... (how gay was that)....

£900 GBP.... disgusting.
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The price is fairly absurd considering the atrocious cooling performance and the fact you can simply just buy two 6950's for less with comparable performance.
True, i read the Anand review of this, and it blows warm air in to the case.... NOT COOL.

so, if you have money and can afford the 6990, the likley hood is you like your hardware, so having a CF mobo is gona be a must, so whats the point.

you can have faster clock speeds using CF 6950 CF (unlocked) that costs a shed load less...

we all know what will happen, GTX 590 will come, 6990 will drop in price... to hold market share...
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post #25 of 148
it should have cost $590-$650 max. i hope nvidia undercuts the price of this card. seriously do. if they do then i don't care if it's as hot as two 480s, i'll buy it.
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post #26 of 148
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I think you people are missing the point.

Of course HD 6990 isn't supposed to have the same price/performance as a GTX 460.

But in comparisong to HD 6950 unlocked, I think it's not worth it.
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post #27 of 148
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Originally Posted by Track View Post
I think you people are missing the point.

Of course HD 6990 isn't supposed to have the same price/performance as a GTX 460.

But in comparisong to HD 6950 unlocked, I think it's not worth it.

Yup !!!! totaly $200 less..... better performance...
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well i would compare my 2 x unlocked 6950's to the day i met my future wife.....
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well i would compare my 2 x unlocked 6950's to the day i met my future wife.....
I can feel the attraction thru the screen.
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True, i read the Anand review of this, and it blows warm air in to the case.... NOT COOL.

so, if you have money and can afford the 6990, the likley hood is you like your hardware, so having a CF mobo is gona be a must, so whats the point.

you can have faster clock speeds using CF 6950 CF (unlocked) that costs a shed load less...

we all know what will happen, GTX 590 will come, 6990 will drop in price... to hold market share...
The card will be neat when the price takes a moderate dive and a water block is released for it.. Right now the 6990 is pretty much in the market where people would quadfire anything 'flagship' even if it created solar flares in their cases.
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