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a b U Graphics card
August 15, 2012 10:23:26 PM

Hey guys

I was looking over the AMD Radeon HD6990 and I was wondering what makes it so special that could justify its enormous price. Is there any special about the card except the extra 4 mini display ports?

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August 15, 2012 10:29:07 PM

The 6990 is a dual GPU card. That is why it is so expensive.

While it is a bit old, its still better than a lot of other cards. And yes, with it being discontinued the price is still high, but it is easily justifiable.
August 15, 2012 10:45:30 PM

C'mon, the 6990 is a beast, I know that it's better for a card to run cooler and quiter, but somehow the 6990 and the GTX 480 fascinate me. The people over at AMD and NVIDIA knew that these cards run hot and are power hungry, but they set a milestone, by showing what can be accomplished in that particular year, which is also the main reasons why I love flagship cards. Think of them as muscle cars - you know that they will be loud and very uneconomical, but it doesn't stop people from buying them, does it? Anyway, when it comes to the HD 6990, the price is right, you're just not the right customer if you think otherwise.
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a b U Graphics card
August 15, 2012 11:14:00 PM

Well I think the issue is controversial and fires up too many arguments when it comes to both HD6990 and GTX590. I believe that companies make use of the fact that these cards are powerful but discontinued and so the price will always be high. The only thing that we can all agree is that the price COULD have been a bit less.
a b U Graphics card
August 15, 2012 11:26:31 PM

BigMack70 said:
It's discontinued (they don't manufacture it anymore), which is why the price is so high. It's not at all worth the asking price... IMO it's not worth anything above the $250 ish range.



Remind us to make that statement to you in a year!cause the truth is your $1000 worth of cards will be worth the same.

depending on what you can get a 6990 for(used)It is still a powerful card.

if your using anything less than 1080 resolution,it really doesnt matter.But i dont believe it would be worth much more than $350 ish tops.

a b U Graphics card
August 16, 2012 12:01:45 AM

BigMack70 said:
When did I say anything about my cards? Hint: I didn't. :non: 

Anyways, read the techreport article. Average framerates for the GTX 590/HD 6990 are deceptive and misleading. The gameplay experience is not smooth relative to newer single card setups, even though the new single card setups may get lower average FPS.


Oh I know,just thought i would give ya a little bump :) 

Thats why i went for the crossfire 6950's instead of a dual gpu card.

so how are you liking the 7970 crossfire?
August 16, 2012 12:02:31 AM

BigMack70 said:
When did I say anything about my cards? Hint: I didn't. :non: 

Anyways, read the techreport article. Average framerates for the GTX 590/HD 6990 are deceptive and misleading. The gameplay experience is not smooth relative to newer single card setups, even though the new single card setups may get lower average FPS.


Any crossfire/sli setup is never efficient. That was always the problem with having more than 1 GPU, since the beginning.

For god sake my 5970 can still run every game on max settings. BF3 on Ultra no AA gets an average of 90FPS on most maps. Why? Because its a dual gpu card. But I hate the card, why? Because its a dual gpu card. Driver problems galore.

But again. The 6990 is easily justifiable with its price point. Dual GPU card that can hang with the best right now.

And no, you didn't mention your card, but in essence saying the 6990 isn't good compared to a single card setup from now, is like saying your crossfire setup won't be *** next year compared to a 8970/90. Which anyone who knows about computers, knows that.
a b U Graphics card
August 16, 2012 12:08:49 AM

BigMack70 said:
Liking it but excited to get back to a single GPU once Nvidia gets their act together and releases a high end GPU that isn't a rip-off.


and I've been crossfiring since the (4870's,5850,5870 and now 6950's),i will never go back to a single card again!

maybe next I'll try trifire.
August 16, 2012 2:36:08 PM

BigMack70 said:
I like it but it's just been too much of a hassle. I knew before doing this setup that I didn't really like a multi-card setup but wanted to give it a try (and my rig's budget was my tax return, so I had the money).

The performance is definitely epic, but there's just been too many driver issues for me. 99% have been fixable, and I've learned a lot about dealing with driver software, but I don't like spending half my time troubleshooting. I'd rather spend it gaming.

7970 CF is about the performance level I guess will do well with the next-gen, but once they release a nice single-GPU that has similar performance, I'll be selling these to get back to one card.



And this is always the problem with more specifically crossfire setups.

I never once had an issue with my GTX295, but when I switched to the 5970. Problems galore. I play too many games and I have noticed issues with so many and constantly have to wait to get certain things fixed.

We all know that by next year there will be the 8970 that matches or comes close to the performance of dual 7970 or 7990. We all know that.

Thats how its been for the past few years. What you are supposed to do is get a card that can max everything out for a while and then switch, the purchases are more justified.
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