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Would it be a cheaper solution to grab 2 2gb flavors of the 6950's and flash their bios to work as 6970's?

I have a clan mate who did that, and is very happy... would you recommend this method? or are there drawbacks to doing it that way?

Only saw you post here after answering your PM. Different time zones
 
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I wouldn't recommend those; in games where your GTX295 takes advantage of SLI you wouldn't see a worthwhile improvement.
What the heck are you talking about!? O.o A 6990 would slaughter his 295. XD Any current high end card would be an upgrade from his 295. Heck, my 470 would be an upgrade on most levels due to the higher minimum FPS he'd see. Maximum FPS means nothing in the real scheme of things.
     
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What the heck are you talking about!? O.o A 6990 would slaughter his 295. XD Any current high end card would be an upgrade from his 295. Heck, my 470 would be an upgrade on most levels due to the higher minimum FPS he'd see. Maximum FPS means nothing in the real scheme of things.

What the heck are YOU talking about!?

Didn't you read my Post Scriptum in that very same post ? Why didn't you quote that too ? The HD6990 is a completely different case.


As to the other cards, what I said, and I'll say it again, is that "you wouldn't see a worthwhile improvement." Of course he will see an improvement, but since he's coming from such a high level of demand (look at the post where he lists the other high-end cards he's had over the years), it only makes sense to go for the best again; otherwise he will be switching GPU's a lot sooner.
 
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