Currently I have access to a Diamond 5970. I'm not gonna tell you where cause i want it for me .
but I heard that the XFX 5970 black edition is coming out at the end of the month (November).
I currently have an XFX ati card and i love it but, I'm wondering if the diamond is okay, or if the XFX is going to be much better (because it will be more... you can't deny that).
yea that card is expensive, and if the OP lives in the States he can benefit from Lifetime-Warranty ... Imagine paying good money for a card of that caliber and have it fail shortly after the warranty expires....
Well, that's up to you. At what point would you consider it old enough to die? 2 years would be borderline for me, but probably ok. If you are expecting this thing to last 5 years though, I would wait.
Given the fact that XFX offers Double Life Time warranty that could enable you sell the card easier down the road (when needed) as the buyer will also get a warranty making them less hesitant to buy a used card.
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