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Old November 26, 2011, 01:34 PM
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I am picking out parts for a new build and I am looking for some advice on a video card. I have two options that I am considering.

Option 1
Currently using a GTX 260, use that card until the new PCI-E 3.0 cards come out in a couple of months.

Option 2
Diamond 5970 on Newegg
Newegg.com - DIAMOND A5970PE52G Radeon HD 5970 2GB 512 (256 x 2)-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards


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Old November 26, 2011, 02:49 PM
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Firstly in order to upgrade to PCI-E 3 you will have to upgrade your entire platform...
Dont expect to see PCI-E 3 until May / June 2012
Also, I see that Card isnt available anymore "Sold Out"

The option I would consider you dont have listed....upgrade the 260 to a 560 ti, 570 or 580, depending upon Resolution....sorry I dont touch ATI ;)
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