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Poll Results: Upgrade from 5970

 
  • 57% (34)
    6990
  • 42% (25)
    6970 CF
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post #11 of 31
Well from what i read the decision comes down to 2 things.

Do you Value your hearing?

(if yes, then DON'T buy the card, the fan can run at 3000RPM!)

Do you only care about having the planets fastest Card at any cost?

(If yes, then enjoy your ear damage, free heating and Bigger Epeen)
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post #12 of 31
6990 + waterblock. Whisper quiet. No problem with heat and noise. Crazy overclocking!

Please don't use the POS stock cooler of the 6990, or the one on the upcoming Nvidia 590. Please. Those monsters were made to be watercooled if you want to use them to the max!

I voted 6990 since you can buy an unlock 6950 and go Tri-Fire later down the road if you want to.

Can't do this with Nvidia.
Edited by Levesque - 3/11/11 at 7:18am
    
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post #13 of 31
If you have the option, always go with the single card. This eliminates possible problems you can run into down the line as well as gives you more room to upgrade later on.
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post #14 of 31
Quote:
Originally Posted by cordawg92 View Post
If you have the option, always go with the single card. This eliminates possible problems you can run into down the line as well as gives you more room to upgrade later on.
^THIS.

6990... crossfire it later on when the price drops
post #15 of 31
6970 crossfire performance wise, I would say is about equal. But its the problem that 6990 has bad cooling...But if you have the money to liquid cool then I guess its not a problem, plus an advantage over the 6970 cf is if you got the money, you could crossfire 2 6990's. But my personal suggestion if you want a bang for your buck, get 2 6950's and unlock them into 6970's
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post #16 of 31
Thread Starter 
Seems quite close in the voting but most people here say the 6990, so unless somebody comes up with a valid reason not to get it, I shall be going with that!

Watch this space!
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post #17 of 31
Thread Starter 
Ok so a new option has arisen, somebody mentioned it in this thread and i've seen a few cheap 2nd hand cards going so what would give me the best upgrade in performance?

6990 or my current 5970 with an added 5870?
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post #18 of 31
6970 Crossfire. It'll be slightly better performance wise and it'll cost less than a single 6990.
Edited by Lord Venom - 3/13/11 at 12:31pm
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post #19 of 31
I'd do 6970. They'll run cooler and quieter individually, I assume you'll put them under water. They should overclock better on their own, though the 6990 chips are binned but more stress on the other stuff (like vrms). Go with whichever you prefer more, but personally I would go with the 6970, specifically the ASUS 6970 DirectCU II as it will overclock awesome.
    
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post #20 of 31
if the money is tight, whats the point of upgrade?
Stick with your 5970, the difference between 5970 and 6990 is not worth the $400 u will be adding on top after u sell ur 5970.
 
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