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Sell 5970 go 6950 Xfire?

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Smart move? Just pondering my options for a new build. Def gonna go with a i7 2600k, eyefinity set up. First I was all for 6990 but now im not so sure. 6950 xfire solution is much cheaper and from benches ive seen puts out about the same performance as a 6990. Could possibly save and go dual 6970s but that puts me back up at the 6990 price range which is really whats holding me back in the first place. Then theres Tri-fire 6950s? Ugh...decisions!
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If your motherboard has the space then 6950 CF is an amazing option..

Great performance for high resolution and great resale value if you decide you want to move up to a bigger dog.
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post #3 of 7
id stick with what you have you will see a 5% boost and your 5970 might sell for around 500 bucks so youd gain 5% and make zero profit.
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post #4 of 7
You could probably get 2x unlocked 6950 and it'd put you around 2x 6970 level of performance but for a cheaper price .
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post #5 of 7
I have dual 6950's but i dont think I would have bothered if I had a 5970 especially one thats clocked like yours.

Put the extra cash into the rest of your rig.
post #6 of 7
no, it would just give you more hassle selling 5970 and buying 2 6950s. buy an ssd you'd see more performance.
    
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post #7 of 7
I would definitely sell your 5970 and get 6950CF 2gb reference.
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