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6990 vs 6970 CF - Which as better resale?

post #1 of 15
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I'm looking at a year from now, possibly two. Is it worth the slightly less performance to get the 6990 than to get 2x 6970s and have them sell at $150 used 2 years from now (assuming as in the case with the 5870)? Would it be easier to sell off a 6990 2 years from now or 2x 6970s?
post #2 of 15
I think they will both resell fairly well but down the line a single PCI-E solution will probably be more appealing for resale than the dual solution.
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post #3 of 15
Probably easier to sell 6970's if all of your buyers are intelligent. Anyone who knows better will know that a 6990 will have been stressed a lot more than a 6970, or that quadfire is not worth it, so getting a second 6990 isn't worth it. That and you can always get a third 6970.
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post #5 of 15
Easily 6970's. Asking price will be much cheaper, and anyone purchasing does not have to worry about crossfire profiles.
post #6 of 15
6990 will be worth more.

all of the unlockable 6950 will have depressed prices on 6970 in 2 years. and most warranties will be up by then.
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post #7 of 15
both should resell but as people found with the 5970s trying to sell them people wont pay near the price you paid for it. You might have to sell the 6970 for 100-150 less then you paid for it but the 6990 might have to be sold for 200-400 less.
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post #8 of 15
6990, as you can sell it to the less tech savvy and grab a little more money
Plus easier for average joe
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post #9 of 15
Two 6970s cost more than a 6990, but a 6970 is easier to sell, since its cheaper overall for most who want a single card. The 6990 will appeal to watercooling peeps more though, IMO. It will be two different crowds when it comes to these two cards.
     
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post #10 of 15
just sold my 5970 for 400... so that gives you an idea, i payed 650 when i got it... not too bad really...
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