Hi I'm able to obtain a 5970 used video card with one year warranty remaining at 50 USD more than the cost of a brand new 6970 in my country. Which video card should I go for? Assuming efficiency in power usage, heat, noise and the fact that I'm only gaming at 1920x1080 resolution
okay i found out that a brand new 6970 in my country actually costs 420USD, while a 6950 costs around 310 USD. A used 5970 is going for around 390USD. So technically I should go for the 6950 due to the unlocking process right? Read up on it and quite interested in its potential
You should. I would pick the 6950 IMO. Maybe wait a month though for non-reference coolers such as the directcu or Twin Frozr to come out. Since both will keep the unlocked card cooler than the reference by quite a bit.
^ and you'll be playing at the minimum frame rate of 1 or @ the average framerate of 38.6?
and since this 5970 happens to hit 1fps as minimum on a single game, we brand " dual - GPU cards are not very well optimized." so suddenly? i've seen rubbish before, but yours is in the top 5 of my list.