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thought sapphire already joined the team?
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Maybe they did and I didn't know?

As far as I know, as of today, only Powercolor and XFX offer that, maybe Sapphire joined them? I'm not sure, I haven't heard of it.
 

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i've noticed that people can't keep these cards in stock and the ones who have it say they are VERY pleased with how it's performed. glad to see that the owners are happy and the cards doing well.
Yep. The green marketing team machine was hard at work to convince everyone of the opposite, and they were bringing alot of green fanboys with them in the fight (they would beleive anything they say... so...). Sadly, they were doing a great job. But now that the cat is out of the bag, people will now know the thruth and see the light (said with my best preacher's voice).
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Lesson learned I hope for alot of people. Thrust end-users, not ''reviewers'' with a hand in Nvidia's deep back pocket!
 

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God, Tiger Direct is selling the XFX 6990 for over $800 versus $709 to $739 for the other brands. Hopefully more come in stock at NewEgg soon or I may be forced to get Powercolor.
 

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just found a 6990 @ 1ghz core
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= 580 in sli.

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They should have OC'ed a bit more the Memory, gives a nice FPS boost too!

But holy cow, that's a nice OC
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God, Tiger Direct is selling the XFX 6990 for over $800 versus $709 to $739 for the other brands. Hopefully more come in stock at NewEgg soon or I may be forced to get Powercolor.
PowerColor is fine, my friend has a PowerColor HD6990 and he's quite happy with it. If you don't care for the stickers of the card, just grab the PowerColor! Their support is good too, plus I've heard really bad things of XFX support in the US here in OCN.

Just go with whatever is cheaper between Sapphire, XFX, Asus, and Powercolor
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just found a 6990 @ 1ghz core
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= 580 in sli.

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Typical green-goblin 580 SLI owners answer: ''yes but you fail so hard at everything in life, comparing an OC against 2 non-OC cards''.

I know, someone just told me that on HardOcp forum. Like I did write that review. Sigh. Someone else decided to OC a 6990 and compare it to 580 SLI, and I failed. Sigh. A guy with a Quad SLI 580 set-up, well known here... The Green-team are banging me so ''hard'' there right now about that link!
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Typical green-goblin 580 SLI owners answer: ''yes but you fail so hard at everything in life, comparing an OC against 2 non-OC cards''.

I know, someone just told me that on HardOcp forum. A guy with a Quad SLI 580 set-ip... The Green-team are banging me so ''hard'' there right now about this review!
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Ignore them, they're jealous of ur setup, Hey, I'm jealous too!
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For those living in Canada. Some 6990 are under 680$ cdn at Directcanada.com. Exactly double the price of the 6970 in Canada.
 

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Ignore them, they're jealous of ur setup, Hey, I'm jealous too!
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Yeah. It's really crazy. There is 20 green-guys gang-banging me there, since I post the french review where 6990+6970 at 2560X1600 4XAA DOUBLE the fps against 580 SLI in Metro 2033, Stalker COP and Crysis.

Now they want me head, and to make the moderators lock the thread.

Yes, DOUBLE the fps for the same price (1000$) in those 3 games, and with 11.4 BETA drivers. But I'm the stupid guy.

Here's the links for those interested. Look at 2560X1600 4XAA/8AA results! AMD are on fire with 11.4! 580 SLI owners all want to kill me for posting that! Like I wrote that!

http://www.hardware.fr/articles/822-8/dossier-amd-radeon-hd-6990-carte-tous-records.html

Crysis 2560X1600, 8AA, 6990+6970: 59 fps, 580 SLI, 32 fps. DOUBLE the framerate for the same price. 1000$ against 1000$, 2 cards against 2 cards.

Metro 2033. Same results. 6990+6970 dominating 580 SLI. Same price. Early beta 11.4 6990 drivers.

http://www.hardware.fr/articles/822-15/dossier-amd-radeon-hd-6990-carte-tous-records.html

Stalker COP. Same results. 6990+6970 dominating 580 SLI. Same price. Early 6990 dirvers.

http://www.hardware.fr/articles/822-13/dossier-amd-radeon-hd-6990-carte-tous-records.html
 

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Yeah. it's crazy. They are 20 green-guys gang-banging me there, since I post the french review where 6990+6970 at 2560X1600 4XAA DOUBLE the fps against 580 SLI in Metro 2033, Stalker COP and Crysis.

Now they want me head, and to make the moderators look the thread.

Yes, DOUBLE the fps for the same price in those 3 games, and with 11.4 BETA drivers. But I'm the stupid guy.
GTX580 SLI is just a huge waste of money right now, with newest ATI drivers 11.4 Preview, even just x2 HD6970 like mine are VERY damn close to x2 GTX580 which are lot more expensive
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I am so damn happy I actually chose x2 HD6970 instead of x2 GTX570
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Finally! The ''best'' Club is now open!
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XFX 6990 + XFX 6970 in Tri-Fire, using 11.4 preview drivers. Rock-stable, not noisy, not too warm (since I'm exiting hot air from ther front of my case). Can i join the Club?

So for all the green drama-queens out there. Look! A magic trick! I moved the BIOS switch and the sticker is still there! No one will ever know!
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Sigh... You peel it off a little bit , move the little switch, then put it back in place.

Thousands of threads and posts all over the net for this? LOL. I LOVE how the internet can make a tempest in a glass of water for so small a thing...

Just waiting for my 6990 waterblock now. EK nickel/plexi already on my 6970.

And no my card is not noisy, not more then my 5970, and it's not getting hot at all, never going over 82 celsius after 2 hours of Dragon Age and 2 hours of Stalker COP. Good case, good ventilation, and air getting out by the front of the case = Win.

All the drama for this... I'm honest here. The sound is really ok to me, compared to my 5970, of the 580 SLI set-up I had. Not better, not worst. Overblowned issue again . And my temps are not high like all those reviewers.... Good case = good ventilation = ok temp. The Nvidia 480 was alot worst lol!

I'm running at the 6990 at 975/1400 with stock voltage for now btw...
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Waiting for Ek waterblock...
XFX sticker looks the best by far.

You going to turn on the second overclocking bios?
 

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For those living in Canada. Some 6990 are under 680$ cdn at Directcanada.com. Exactly double the price of the 6970 in Canada.
I don't have any plans for entering the 6990 Club until or post Bulldozer release. In that case I would be looking at overhaul's in several categories of my current system setup that are wide ranging in options. I did specifically skip upgrading to 2 5970's and I believe that only time will tell. In any case I would be looking at if everything works out to my plan then I can expect either 1-2 Sapphire 6990 non-OC models.
 

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You going to turn on the second overclocking bios?
Didn't even try the stock BIOS! Flipped the switch BEFORE installing the card for the first time.
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First boot up was with the OC BIOS.
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I'm now sailing at 975/1400 on my 3 GPUs, my 6990 and 6970, on STOCK OC BIOS voltage (1.175v) for the 6990, and regular BIOS on 6970 (1.175v).
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I'm waiting for my 6990 waterblock before going higher. Just imagine how high it will go on water! Low-leaking hand-picked chips = win.
 

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Didn't even try the stock BIOS! Flipped the switch BEFORE installing the card for the first time.
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First boot up was with the OC BIOS.
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I'm now sailing at 975/1400 on my 3 GPUs, my 6990 and 6970, on STOCK OC BIOS voltage (1.175v) for the 6990, and regular BIOS on 6970 (1.175v).
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I'm waiting for my 6990 waterblock before going higher.
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Didn't even try the stock BIOS! Flipped the switch BEFORE installing the card for the first time.
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First boot up was with the OC BIOS.
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Concerning power consumption with the 6990 with the Second Bios how much would Two 6990's in a CrossfireX/Quad-Fire setup draw ?
 

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I have a Sapphire 6990 on hold for pick up at a local computer store.

Should I get it? convince me guys
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I have a Sapphire 6990 on hold for pick up at a local computer store.

Should I get it? convince me guys


Yes, do it! You'll have double performance
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Just for your info, Powercolor and XFX have updated their Warranty status for HD6990, and they will still serve you Warranty if you move the switch.

It's a matter of time until Sapphire and Asus joins them and allows the switch to remain with a Warranty.

But yeah, if you've got an XFX or a Powercolor, nothing to worry about, Warranty wont be eliminated, it's only Sapphire and Asus who still remain strict about that, but I think it's a matter of days until they change their minds and join XFX & Powercolor with that decission.

i could care less about sapphire but where has Asus said that they will void the warranty? just by not updating their warranty page doesn't mean it's not under warranty still.
 
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