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6990 or 7970

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January 31, 2012 10:17:41 PM

hi ,

I've been out of the loop for a bit.
This 7970..is it the latest top of the line from amd, replacing the 6990?

I noticed it is single core?

just wondering.

thakns

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a b À AMD
January 31, 2012 10:19:30 PM

the 7970 is replacing the 6970. the 7990 will come out to replace the 6990.

single gpus are better than dual gpus due to better scaling and less driver problems.
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January 31, 2012 10:21:57 PM

when is this 7990 due out? I guess i can still sell my 2 6990s for how much?
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a b À AMD
January 31, 2012 10:26:12 PM

the 7990 will come in a month or 2 most likely.
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January 31, 2012 10:27:06 PM

I wonder if I need a new MB for it.. I have an p6tdeluxe v2...asus..
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a b À AMD
January 31, 2012 10:31:25 PM

probably not, they are all backward compatible.
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January 31, 2012 10:32:32 PM

would I see any benefit in pci e v3 vs 2?
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a b À AMD
January 31, 2012 10:34:25 PM

so far no, maybe in a few years when even more powerful cards come out.
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