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should i upgrade to the 6970?

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i bought the 5870 four months ago and am considering updgrading to the 6970? is it worth spending the money upgrading now or should i wait til the 7000 series comes out?
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No, It would be a total waste, you should highly consider going with the Nvidia GeForce GTX580, it is a way better buy than the HD6970
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Also, the HD7xxx Series will not be coming for a long time, the 6xxx series came out just a few months ago...
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Originally Posted by charlie97 View Post
No, It would be a total waste, you should highly consider going with the Nvidia GeForce GTX580, it is a way better buy than the HD6970
And much more expensive, kind of hard to compare the two like that..

OP: I would wait off a generation; you won't see a phenomenal increase.
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Well, the GTX580 is a bit more expensive than the HD6970 but it is a way better investment.
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Do you need more than the 5870?

I bought the 6970 because a 5770 was just not enough.

If the 5870 is working ok, Kepp it for now and hold out. Even if you do decide to upgrade to 69xx the prices will fall by then
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i bought the 5870 four months ago and am considering updgrading to the 6970? is it worth spending the money upgrading now or should i wait til the 7000 series comes out?
if you have a mobo that is able to crossfire.. simply buy another for crossfire and call it a day till the HD7000 series/GTX 600 series
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Bad advice in this thread jeeez. What resolution are you at? 5870 can handle every game on the market with gusto... so I am clueless as to why you want to upgrade? Are there games that you are having difficulty running? I'd say hang with the 5870 till you actually need an upgrade if not.

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The above poster is right these guys are not giving good advice. I upgraded to a 6950 and unlocked it to a 6970 and its great. I sold my 5870 bc it was a non ref and the asus software was funky. i say if you wanna upgrade grab a 6950 v1 and unlock it.
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