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i'm well aware sli 470 will have greater performance gains over a single 6950. however, i'm growing bored of the 470 haha and i just want to try something new with ATI and their Radeons.

thoughts guys?

i should also mention i'll be crossfiring the 6950 sometime.
Edited by srsparky32 - 3/29/11 at 2:13am
 
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go with SLi
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You're probably tired of my opinion but I'd say stick with the green. Don't cross to the red, horrid driver infested, side.
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You're probably tired of my opinion but I'd say stick with the green. Don't cross to the red, horrid driver infested, side.
but i wants a new gpu haha. nvidia's new offerings are pretty meh and are way too expensive for what they are.
 
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This is true, the 590 was a slight let down and the 580 is still quite expensive. ATi has some good prices, but after having ATi for a while and always having crashing drivers I'm glad I've switched to the green side.
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but i wants a new gpu haha. nvidia's new offerings are pretty meh and are way too expensive for what they are.
I agree, I was going to go 570's but then found it was a waaaay better deal to get 2 2gb 6950's and just flash em to 6970's. They OC like beasts too . Also have no issues with drivers and my current setup.
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This is true, the 590 was a slight let down and the 580 is still quite expensive. ATi has some good prices, but after having ATi for a while and always having crashing drivers I'm glad I've switched to the green side.
i keep hearing that catalyst drivers have greatly improved?

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I agree, I was going to go 570's but then found it was a waaaay better deal to get 2 2gb 6950's and just flash em to 6970's. They OC like beasts too . Also have no issues with drivers and my current setup.
yeaa thats what im going to do if i do go team red (for the first time EVAR)
 
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yeaa thats what im going to do if i do go team red (for the first time EVAR)
Yeah... last red I had was a rage in an old ibook from 01 i think, been green since then but I could not pass up the price/performance ratio with the 6950's
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I'd go for another 470 and SLI it. The performance b/w 470 SLI vs a single 6950 is big. I would only go 6950 if I have to upgrade the PSU to SLI the 470.

FYI, I never had any issue with ATI drivers. I've purchase the 6950 since January and the card is a beast. Any issues I had was more of a user error.
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Yeah... last red I had was a rage in an old ibook from 01 i think, been green since then but I could not pass up the price/performance ratio with the 6950's
yeah its pretty beastly. i love my 470 but just got that itch for new parts that smell new and are new and have all sorts of possibilities. with this 470 ive explored all of its potential.


and i forgot to mention i'll be crossfiring the 6950 eventually if i get it.
 
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