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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 #71 of 148
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You guys are still not getting it.

YES, the HD 6990 is supposed to be uber-expensive as the top-end,

But in terms of price/performance against its COMPETITION, I think it does poorly.

The argument "it's supposed to be expensive" falls flat when you can get the same performance for 200$ less.

AMD simply haven't calculated unlocking HD 6950s into their price equation.

It's just that simple. So everyone buy HD 6950s, unlock them, and forget about HD 6990.
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post #72 of 148
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People who buy the top end gfx cards right when they come out are crazy anyway
I bet Charlie Sheen has one. Don't you want to be cool like Charlie Sheen?
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post #73 of 148
im already cool like charlie sheen hehehe, i have the jail term, the coke and the hookers, i just need a 6990 to complete the equation... heheh
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post #74 of 148
the 6990 is impressive but that just a joke i think amd doing that just for the wait till the 7xxx will be outt i think this series will definitly show some great improvement instead of adding GPU one after another . that is what i think but this is powerfull still.
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post #75 of 148
Its still GAY !!! Roll on the 90000 HD X + 1 Series ! heheh
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post #76 of 148
It's really not priced any different from previous generation dual GPU cards, which were also more expensive than their 2 single-GPU card crossfire counterparts.

Such was the case with the 9800GX2 ($600), 4870X2 ($550), GTX295 ($500), and 5970 ($600).

EDIT: Herp derp $700. So it is a little pricey. Still cheaper than the $830 8800 Ultra though.
Edited by sLowEnd - 3/8/11 at 4:32pm
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Its still GAY !!! Roll on the 90000 HD X + 1 Series ! heheh
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post #78 of 148
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the 6990 is impressive but that just a joke i think amd doing that just for the wait till the 7xxx will be outt i think this series will definitly show some great improvement instead of adding GPU one after another . that is what i think but this is powerfull still.
No, don't you understand what's going on here?

Price Fixing! Yes, that's right.

nVidia and AMD are both heightening the prices of their cards to become more lucrative.

Last year, the highest-end card was 600$.

This year, the highest-end card is 700$.. and it's barely any better!

If you're smart, you'll sit this out until they inevitably turn on each other and stand nice and pretty with HD 6950 CF/GTX 580 SLi
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post #79 of 148
Intel just got ***** slapped with that didnt they wiuth like a billiion dollars or somethign about a year ago /??? price fixing ? (im drunk ignore me)

but tron the new film looks good, watching it now, and entertaing , it is.
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post #80 of 148
Quote:
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No, don't you understand what's going on here?

Price Fixing! Yes, that's right.

nVidia and AMD are both heightening the prices of their cards to become more lucrative.

Last year, the highest-end card was 600$.

This year, the highest-end card is 700$.. and it's barely any better!

If you're smart, you'll sit this out until they inevitably turn on each other and stand nice and pretty with HD 6950 CF/GTX 580 SLi
maybe but for now i have two 6870 wich is really not good at all !! the worse thing i ever buy i completly waste my money because on crossfire i get so many problem cause of those driver you can't be like ahhh i will add another graphic card and get good performance you have to think that maybe it will not work as it should that why before i always bought single graphic card . for the price i don't care a Highest-end is a highest end you have to pay
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