which one is a better buy? It seems like the 5970 is the way to go but I heard there are some problems with the drivers or something? I dont know the details but I know it has something to do with the fact that there're 2 gpu's in the 5970.
does this mean i'll be running crossfire with only one card?
anyways theres the deal and I was wondering what you guys think I should get.
NOTE: the card is still under warranty, faint rattling noise that he didn't bother getting fixed
there are 2 other 5970 ads:
one is a $400 asus card
the other is a $400 xfx black edition
are they worth looking into? I messaged them both and asked for a price match/drop
the sapphire has unfortunately been sold
however there are still 2 other 5970's that i think are worth looking into
one is an asus 5970 for 400 bucks
the other is an xfx black edition for 450
i should note that i dont plan on using eyefinity and I also plan to upgrade my computer in the future with 2 cards but thats not till 2-4 years later
will i be able to run 2 dual gpu cards in crossfire?
is a crossfired 6970 better than a crossfired 5970?
is the difference substantial and worth the 2-4 year wait?
the 5970 will be faster and is a great deal at that price, the downfall is that yes, it is basically crossfire on 1 card. Therefore any game that does not support xfire will run slower than a 6970 and games that dont scale well with xfire may run slower on the dual gpu 5970, heres an example http://www.techspot.com/review/348-amd-radeon-6970/page... Also the 5970 only has 1gb useable memory, athough technically it has 2gb of ram on the card. A gtx570 would be another option you should consider.
Alright guys im completely mixing things up here, i found a 6950 for $290 (asus) as well as a 6970 for $380 (asus), both new. The used $450 xfx 5970 black edition is still there and a $400 sealed new diamond 5970 available as well
which is to you guys the better offer/deal?
asus 6950 - 290
asus 6970 - 380
xfx 5970 - 450
diamond 5970 - 400
keep in mind that i am planning on putting these into crossfire in the future when the prices drop and i do not plan on using eyefinity
p.s. i heard 1 gig version of the 6950 was coming out, should I wait for that if im not using eyefinity? will it severely degrade my performance if at all?
i would say to get hd 5970,future will be crossfire,it has directx11 and any thing that 6000series features,why not?its still fastest gpu on the planet and it will max out any thing you can think of.so its much better than 6970.