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I am going to be saveing up the money to buy 1 6990.How much more better will my games be vs my 2 5830's?

I know dumb question right?
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post #2 of 11
Not at all, this is why we're here

OK well, the 5830 was slightly better than the 5770 which was classed as an entry level GPU.

I wouldn't buy a 6990 personally, I would go with xfire 6950's or 6970s, this would outpeform a single 6990. Downside would be you couldn't really put in a third I don't think.

And yes, it would pretty much obliterate your current setup.

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Sounds good to me I will look at each of them to see which will work best.
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post #4 of 11
TBH, you're going to pay $700 for a 6990. You'll pay around $250 for a 6950. That's going to save you $200 and it's going to perform better.

Although, i'm not sure how good that PSU is.

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I bet 2 of these would kick ass!!!!

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814131393
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I'd go with MSI over powercolor

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-562-_-Product

and yes, yes they would
post #7 of 11
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Originally Posted by compuman145 View Post
Not at all, this is why we're here

OK well, the 5830 was slightly better than the 5770 which was classed as an entry level GPU.

I wouldn't buy a 6990 personally, I would go with xfire 6950's or 6970s, this would outpeform a single 6990. Downside would be you couldn't really put in a third I don't think.

And yes, it would pretty much obliterate your current setup.

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Only the hd68xx series and lower can't have higher than dual-card setups

I agree, getting two 6950's is the best deal on insane amounts of FPS
Edited by johonm333 - 5/8/11 at 1:00pm
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Got one, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127581

Hopefully pick up another by the end of summer
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post #9 of 11
Yeah I wasn't 100% sure about Tri-fire on these cards (hence the I don't think bit), but thanks for clarifying that one

So yes, you could have tri-fire on these cards if your motherboard supports it.
post #10 of 11
Man are you talking some serious cash! I hope what ever you do it works out for you. You should deff. post pics of your set up when you get what you want!
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