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http://www.ebuyer.com/product/257478

its a bargain, would two of these in SLi (i will have to SLi hack my mobo) beat off my 6970 2gb? i play at 1920x1080 with no plans for multi screen soon...
    
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it would technically beat it, but at 1920x1080 I don't think you'll actually see much if any improvement. that card is plenty beastly for your res
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Two 480s would completely destroy a single 6950 2gb. A single 480s beats a 6950 2gb.
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post #4 of 18
Quote:
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Two 480s would completely destroy a single 6950 2gb. nuff said
he has a 6970. it would still totally destroy it, but again, at 1080p it's overkill. why not spend less and grab another 6970?
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post #5 of 18
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Two 480s would completely destroy a single 6950 2gb. A single 480s beats a 6950 2gb.
^This, without a doubt. He could easily make up the difference by selling his 6970.
 
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post #6 of 18
I would say so, though your wattage and heat are definitely going up too.


Compare that to the 6970's BF2:BC FPS of ~60 at the same res.

I would wager that you'll find the same on other games.

Metro 2033 @ 1600 x 1200
SLI 480 = 62 FPS
6970 = 33


3dMark Vantage
SLI 480 = 29585
6870 = 20918

3dMark11 with i7 965
SLI480 = P15325
6970 = P5449

try it out, worst case, you sell them off

EDIT: I just saw that you said 6950, oops, even more destruction
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post #7 of 18
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he has a 6970. it would still totally destroy it, but again, at 1080p it's overkill. why not spend less and grab another 6970?
Yea I noticed that a little late. Regardless you are right as well. Getting two 6970s or two 480s is overkill for that resolution. If i were OP I would simply get a second 6970 and go Eyefinity. that extra VRAM will really help when it comes to larger resolutions.
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post #8 of 18
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no plans for multi screen soon...
I think that pretty much rules out eyefinity.
 
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post #9 of 18
in that case, OP, save your money. it's a relatively pointless upgrade.
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post #10 of 18
It's a good upgrade to go with one but kinda overkill to get two.What the Heck this is Overkill.net right?
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