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I am considering an upgrade at this time, but I am debating on if it is worth it or not. As shown in my sig, I am running 3 x 5770s at the moment, on a 3 X 1920x1080 Eyefenity setup. I am looking at the 6950 and 6970 and wondering how one of these cards (in the 2GB variant) compare to my current setup? I would likely CF two of whichever I get in the future. But I the short term would one be able to handle things until I can get the funds needed for a second card? Current games L4D2, BF:BC2, Dead Space 2, and Mafia 2.

Any advise would be appreciated. Or just point me to some appropriate benchmarks / charts to review.

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Get the 2GB version of the 6950. Then unlock and overclock to a 6970. You'll need the 2GB for Eyefinity.
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5770x3 may beat a single 6950/6950Unlocked/6970, but I play all of those games fairly well (max settings). The 6xxx Series scales better, so 69XXCF will be beast. Just remember to turn off MSI Afterburner with BFBC2. It conflicts with PunkBuster and causes freezes.
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5770x3 may beat a single 6950/6950Unlocked/6970
That is what I am trying to find out. I know the additional VRAM will help and that the 69XX cards scale better, but I am unsure if the upgrade is worth it is this time.
     
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post #5 of 5
Im in the same boat, Im running 3 5770's, and 3 1080p screens in eyefinity. I think im going 6990, And later on i can add a 6970 for Tri-fire.
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