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Old January 25, 2012, 07:37 PM
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I planned a new rig and was thinking that should i buy 6990 or 7970.Since i reviewed them 6990 easily beat 7970?
Or Should i wait for 7990 or any higher than 7970.Will it beat 6990 or gtx 590?
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Old January 25, 2012, 07:55 PM
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or you could always CF 6950 or 6970, works for me so far, beats both almost always
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Old January 25, 2012, 08:35 PM
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Why should i buy 7970 instead of 6990 being at same price point?
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Old January 25, 2012, 08:53 PM
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Newer tech and the fact that the 7970 is a Single GPU , vs any of the known X-fire issues with multiple GPU's.

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Old January 25, 2012, 08:57 PM
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can u please elaborate
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Old January 26, 2012, 08:55 AM
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Simpler tech tends to have less bugs. Crossfire and games haven't gotten along (at least near release dates of many good games).

7970 is future proof. If you want more performance, add a second one. Still need more??? How about a third. More you say? Plunk a fourth into yo board!

So yeah, if you don't mind the occasional driver issue and having a last gen card then get your 6990. If you want something more futureproof and more failproof, get yourself that 7970.

Also remember 2x6970 > 6990. They tend to underclock the cores for multicard units.
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Old January 26, 2012, 09:59 AM
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Power Consumption. 'Nuff Said.
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Old January 26, 2012, 11:03 AM
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Power Consumption. 'Nuff Said.
Agreed the TDP for the 6990 is 375w and the TDP for the 7970 is 250w that's a 125w difference. For some people that difference means a lot. Also the 7970 should run a whole lot cooler since it's only 1 gpu not 2.
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Old January 26, 2012, 02:22 PM
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temperature, power consumption, drivers, newer tech, and to top it off, the 7970s have a huge overclocking headroom, the 6990 obviously is faster, however, when taking overclocking into account(easily done) the 7970 matches or exceeds the 6990 and 590 in the vast majority of games, not to mention is sick fast doing "work" encoding/decoding bitcoin mining and stuff like that, and to top it off, the 7970 can do very high res, and can use setting the 6990/590 just cannnot use that well as a single card.

Why go for a dual card, when the single card is near as fast at default speeds, then there is everything else to take into account, however that being said the 7990 and dual 7970/7950s will make the current X2 cards look slow, the price, well thats a different story :P
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....hhhhmmmmm....no issues at all running SLi....keep an eye on our BST Thread in a few days, "may" see a couple of Evga GTX 580SC's for "slightly" more $$$ than a single 7970.......with a "tad" more poop ;)....
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