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Hi guys,

Just wondering whether I should sell my GPU's and upgrade. Is it worth it going to a 6990 or 590? I was going to give this series a miss and wait for 7000 or 600 series.
    
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No point unless you want a single card solution that will consume less power. Otherwise, just keep your current setup.
     
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Might as well wait until Q4 2011/Q1 2012 when AMD will release their next generation. I'm sure you can play games mighty fine at the moment so you won't notice any difference.
    
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Good luck selling that 5970. I'm having a hell of a time selling mine, even at $400 w/ the lifetime warranty and with all of the accessories and it's not even 9 months old frown.gif
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no point really i cant see the 6990 being much faster then the 5970 and the 590 has alot of vrm problems so id wait till some companys make non ref ones with better vrms. Your current tri fire will out do a 6990 and a 590 aslong as its not a nvida optimized game. If you are at playable frame rates no need to upgrade unless you just wanna do it for benchmarking mainly.

http://www.anandtech.com/show/4209/amds-radeon-hd-6990-the-new-single-card-king/7
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Alright guys thanks, I'll wait for new series of cards before deciding smile.gif I'm sure I will be able to play BF3 with this setup (i hope)
    
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Originally Posted by ttoadd.nz;12970195 
Alright guys thanks, I'll wait for new series of cards before deciding smile.gif I'm sure I will be able to play BF3 with this setup (i hope)

You kidding me? You'll be able to max it out with ease. Not a doubt in my mind. I'd love to buy your 5970 if you can ship to Denmark, that is.
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no point really i cant see the 6990 being much faster then the 5970 and the 590 has alot of vrm problems so id wait till some companys make non ref ones with better vrms. Your current tri fire will out do a 6990 and a 590 aslong as its not a nvida optimized game. If you are at playable frame rates no need to upgrade unless you just wanna do it for benchmarking mainly.

http://www.anandtech.com/show/4209/amds-radeon-hd-6990-the-new-single-card-king/7

Wait... what? the 6990 will destroy the 5970... XD I mean, that's no contest...
     
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Alright, I got some pretty decent offers for my cards. So I do plan on upgrading eventually, would 2x 6970's be a good choice? I'd be open to some suggestions, btw 590 here in NZ is $1800 O_o while the 6990 is $1200. It's cheaper to get 580 SLI here.
I'm leaning towards the 6970's as they are 400 bucks cheaper for a pair than 580's...enough to buy waterblocks for them.

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6970,s would be a great choice!
I think the best choices right now are !
1. gxt 580,s SLI
2 6970,s cfx
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