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Ditch one 5970 and run one. 3 27.27%
Crossfire 6970's. 4 36.36%
Wait for what else comes out. 4 36.36%
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Old December 15, 2010, 08:13 PM
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I'm getting tired of the scaling issues with multiple dual GPU cards and want two solid single GPU performers as replacements. Are the 6970's what i'm looking for or are they a half baked rushed competition card?

Are there rumors of more powerful single cards being released in the near future from AMD or is this it?

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ASUS Radeon HD 6950 CrossFire Review - Page 21/23 | techPowerUp

maybe sell one of them and wait or let both go for dual 6970's? either or scaling rocks.
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Old December 15, 2010, 08:40 PM
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There will probbly be a faster single card called the 6990, but it weill still be based on two GPUs, just like the 5970 is.
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I don't think any current games or software need more than a pair of 5970s (or even a single for that matter) for a single monitor

My thoughts on the recent video cards is that ATI didn't expect the 4XX series to be as good as it was, so they rushed on the 6XXX series. I also kinda think that Nvidia boosted the power of their 4XX series specifically to be able to compete with the ATI 5XXX series. I mean come on.. they couldn't have purposely planned to have those kinds of power draws and heat outputs could they?

I mean yeah, the 6XXX series has some added features and tweaks, but I think that the next generation will receive a die shrink and the leap from 6XXX to 7XXX will be much bigger than 5XXX to 6XXX. I'm thinkin late Q4 2011 for the 7XXX...?

I'm also thinking that we will see some 120 and 240 hz monitors(following the trend set by HDTVs) and I'm going to wait to see how that plays out for connectors and cables and such. I really want 3x 240hz 27" 16:10 IPS(or equivalent) thin bezel monitors when they are available

Also, slightly off topic perhaps, I really want to love ATI cards, but their garbage drivers are making that hard lately, so I may be looking at the 6XX Greens instead of the 7XXX reds. And yes I say ATI... I am ashamed to say I own anything made by AMD.
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120Hz monitors have been out for a while, and afaik the 240Hz (and 600Hz) TV's aren't really 240Hz, tricks are used to 'reach' 240Hz.
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Hmmm, Interesting answers. For the record this isnt for a single monitor application this is for a 5040x1050 Eyefinity setup (which is where the true 2GB on the 6970 should shine over the "2GB" on the 5970).
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aha, then just go for it :) those are made to kill at high resolutions. dont even look back :)
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Does anyone know when we can get overvolt control on them?
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