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Upgrade 5770 to 6950 during summer or wait until 7000 series?

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Any word on when the 7000 series is coming out? I need a decent card under $250 by September, so I will probably wait it out if it is coming out by then.

But which option would be better?
post #2 of 8
i'm in the same boat as you...i would just wait till your deadline to see when the 7k series will come out...i'm guessing late fall.
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post #3 of 8
New cards come out all the time honestly so i don't see the reason of waiting nowadays. Unless it's coming out within 1.5 months otherwise i'd say go for it. From 5770 to 6950 2GB is a BIG IMPROVEMENT.
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Don't wait too long. They are revising the 6950s now, so the flashing to 6970 may be a thing of the past. Even the 6970s are changing. The dual bios switch is disappearing from what I hear and non-reference cards are popping up lately.
     
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post #5 of 8
7000's will most likely be out around November. Much like the 6000 series cards were.

Hell my first system (constantly changing ) is the one you see in my sig and I was damn near ready to drop ~$350 on a Sapphire Toxic 5850 right before the 6870s launched. Good thing I found OCN and found out 6000's were so close. Ended up getting a Gigabyte 6870, then kicked myself when the 570's released and were showing decent gains over the 6870.

<3 OCN for saving me money on that Toxic 5850, but at the same time hate you guys for making me get upgrade bug for the 570/580. anyway.
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Waiting is stupid. If the wait is more than a couple weeks, I wouldn't. The simple fact is something else will always be scheduled for release "just around the corner". It's even more pathetic when people encourage waiting when an official launch date hasn't even been announced.

As a side note, last I checked a 1GB 6950 was going for $230 on the egg, which means prices are already going back up. Probably due to earthquake/speculation on earthquake.

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Ended up getting a Gigabyte 6870, then kicked myself when the 570's released and were showing decent gains over the 6870.
Right now the 570 is ~$150 more than the 6870. I would hope they had at least decent gains on the 6870.
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post #7 of 8
I jumping from the 5770 to 6970. Later today or tomorrow when ever my visiontek 6970 gets in. I hope it over clocks to the 1000/ 1500 or I'm taking it back and trying with the asus card with is cheaper by the way. Fingers crossed.
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Better upgrade or cf before Duke Nukem!
I wish there were more dx11 games to justify my jump.
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