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Im looking to invest in either of these two cards. I realize that if im running 2 5970's in cross fire mode then it would outbeat the 6990 in specs. Except theres this one thing called GFLOPS. Im thinking the 5970 doesn't have that. What is that? I'm going to be running 3 27 inch screens. I'll be doing mostly 3d movies and games. Any help to suggest what I should do?
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GFLOPS stands for giga flops and it is a measure of computing power, my 5870 does something like 2.2 GFLOPS. overall the 6990 is obviously the better performing card but 5970 prices are dropping fast. the 6000 series cards are the only AMD/ati cards that support 3D and its still a bit of a beta for AMD and at this time an NVIDIA solution will give you better 3D support. you also get a huge 4GB of VRAM with the 6990 which will be great for running multiple high resolution monitors. if you can afford it then by all means go with a 6990, if your looking for amazing gaming performance that won't break the bank but does not have 3D then go for the 5970. hope this helps smile.gif
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FLOPS:
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In computing, FLOPS (or flops or flop/s) is an acronym meaning FLoating point OPerations per Second. The FLOPS is a measure of a computer's performance, especially in fields of scientific calculations that make heavy use of floating point calculations, similar to the older, simpler, instructions per second.

Basically, it's just a unit of measure. I'd go with a 6990.
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post #4 of 11
And the 5XXX series doesn't scale as well as the 6XXX series does.
post #5 of 11
HD 6990! Definitely, then when your HD 6990 gets old, jab another one in there! Obviously you'd need a completely sick power supply for that... but it'd work.
    
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post #6 of 11
I'm so amazed. Have you ever seen a single 5970 in action? Perhaps take it back a step first and have a think about just how advanced a single 5970 is.
post #7 of 11
Douches warrant 6990 for being naive alone.
post #8 of 11
douches or no douches, a 5970 is still no slouch, IMHO
post #9 of 11
Neither is the 6990 , faster than a 5970 .

Fact

regardless of how awsome u think it is , the 6990 is better .. in every way possible
    
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post #10 of 11
2 5970 will beat a single 6990 hands down.
But 6990 is the world fastest single video card (not meaning single gpu) on the market today.
5970 is still a very strong video card. It is the 3rd strongest single video card.

EDIT
The top 3 video card are.
1) 6990
2) GTX 590
3) 5970
Edited by dixson01974 - 9/15/11 at 10:21pm
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