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The burning question that no one has asked!

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Alright guys, I'm just gonna make my topic (question) straight forward since my dog needs a walk Lol.

I've always had my eye on the Asus Ares 5870 X2, but just recenetly AMD has released the 6990. I've been told that the ASUS ares is still supreme.

The question for all you experts: What graphics cars is better; performace wise! not PRICE!
-ASUS Ares 5870 X2
-AMD Radeon 6990.

Please answer!
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The 6990 is faster then the ARES.
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no way!
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6970 > 5870

6990 = 2 6970s? Is that right?
     
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An Asus Ares is a 5970 with actual 5870 clocks for each core, unlike the actual 5970 which has 5850 clocks for each core.

This has been discussed time and time again.

The 6870 came close to the performance of the 5870, despite the fact that it replaced the 5770. The 6990 is two 6970s one one PCB.

The 6990 is a much more powerful card.
    
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Go to whoever told you that the ARES is still supreme, and slap them.
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thank you all
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Originally Posted by DorkSterr View Post
6970 > 5870

6990 = 2 6970s? Is that right?
^This

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Originally Posted by MR KROGOTH View Post
An Asus Ares is a 5970 with actual 5870 clocks for each core, unlike the actual 5970 which has 5850 clocks for each core.

This has been discussed time and time again.

The 6870 came close to the performance of the 5870, despite the fact that it replaced the 5770. The 6990 is two 6970s one one PCB.

The 6990 is a much more powerful card.
^This

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Go to whoever told you that the ARES is still supreme, and slap them.
And definitely this^
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