Alright so just as the topic states i'm thinking about buying an ATI card. The reason is because i just recently bought 2 more monitors so i can run triple monitors. Now i've become quite attracted to ATI because they state that with the eye finity technology you can run 3+ monitors on one single video card. Would you all recommend doing so or would doing crossfire/SLI be a better way to go? I won't be playing REALLY REALLY graphic intense video games, mainly source engine based games (team fortress 2).
This guy on youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vBu3kDpusUk is running a XFX 5850.. and his setup performs exactly how i'd like mine to perform in TF2. Is the above card that i posted better then what this guy is running?
The XFX card seems to have a better warranty.. Other than that, both are same.. The Gigabyte card looks more fancy IMO.. And a 3year warranty is good for me.. I definitely won't pay almost 40 bucks extra for the XFX here..
Thanks alot for the information Emperus. I decided to actually buy the XFX version of the 6950. My buddy online tells me they are a little bit more of a reputable brand then GIGABYTE. Plus, like you said, you get a better warranty.
I've been looking on ebay just now.. and it looks like i'll beable to get about $100 for my current EVGA GTX 260! That'll help off set the cost.. and make me feel a little bit better about shelling out $300 for a video card lol.
I love how you want to buy something.. but absolutely hate your self for doing so.
If you plan to flash the bios to a 6970, follow this guide. If you have difficulties, read the forum post it has a link to, there is an alternative solution to unlock the extra shaders, while leaving the clocks the same as the 6950.