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Old November 12, 2011, 05:33 AM
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I went from a 5970 to a 6990 and it's a huge upgrade and everything you wanted the 5970 to be (better crossfire scaling, double the memory). I expected tons of trouble with the drivers but so far nearly every single top game has been stellar it was never this easy with the 5970. Like you said, the 5970 still comes out near the top of most benchmarks but it doesn't feel that way because it chokes when it runs out of memory.

There currently is no single GPU card worth upgrading from a 5970, any of them would be a downgrade unless you intend to use SLI or Crossfire in the future. You could add a 5870 for Tri-Fire for a nice boost that would be really inexpensive but yield a big boost in performance.
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