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590 vs 6990 vs 7990 vs 690

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January 20, 2012 7:52:26 AM

I want to know what would be better. getting a dual gpu card today or wait till the 28nm dual cards come out. I know that putting gtx580 in SLI or 6970's in CF will perform better but I don't want to deal with: heat, driver issues and games not supporting multi gpu. So here is my question for you guys. Please help me out. Thanks in advance!!

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a c 92 U Graphics card
January 20, 2012 7:58:26 AM

you'd be dealing with the same problems with these cards because they are multi gpu card and run hot.

they basically took 2 6970s, underclocked them and crossfired them on 1 board for the 6990 and same will be done for the 7970 and 7990.

same is done for the nvidia side except I don't know what cards the 590 is based on and what the 6XX series will be like.

The drivers will be exactly the same and heating is probably worse as you are putting 2 dies on the same card area.

as for what you should get. Just buy 2 7970s.
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a c 109 U Graphics card
January 20, 2012 8:01:06 AM

+1 2x 7970
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January 20, 2012 8:03:17 AM

Get one 7970 now, and another down the road, that's my plan anyway. You really wont come across a game you can't max out with one 7970 outside of running eyefinity.
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January 20, 2012 3:44:38 PM

joedjnpc said:
Get one 7970 now, and another down the road, that's my plan anyway. You really wont come across a game you can't max out with one 7970 outside of running eyefinity.


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An overclocked 7970 is running really close and surpassing the 6990/590 in some cases. You also don't have to deal with the issues of SLI/Crossfire.

There are very few situations where you'd need more gpu power than this, Short of a 5x1 or 120hz 3x1 or 3x1 2560x1600 setup.

For any single monitor setup it's going to be just fine.
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January 20, 2012 9:04:13 PM

Thanks all! I decided to get 7970. I'll decide later if i need the other 7970.
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January 20, 2012 9:04:39 PM

Best answer selected by unj008.
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