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5970 vs 6970 vs 7950

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Well I am finally fed up with my 6850 and I need something faster. I will upgrade in 1-6 weeks. Here is what I am currently running...

 

2 monitors at 1600x900

1 at 1020x756 (something like that)

Main monitor is at 1920x1080

 

I only game on the main monitor and watch a movie or surf on the other 3. I get a lot lag right now in Starcraft 2 (all eye candy) and when playing almost any game watching a movie.(not enough VRAM maybe??) also newer games I am starting to turn off more and more options. I run a lot of older games to so I want to stay far away from x-fire and sli. I saw the reviews on the 7970 so I know the 7950 should be slightly under it. Also I never play on dx11 or eyefiniti. I am just not sure what to buy. Price should be max $400. :thx:

 

I am considering the 5970, 6970 and the 7950.

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The 7000 series seem to offer a lot more potential options for the multi-monitor support so based on your setup I think I would look at that.

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The 7000 series seem to offer a lot more potential options for the multi-monitor support so based on your setup I think I would look at that.

 

I don't run all of my monitors off my the card, I run 2 of my gpu and 2 of the onboard. I only really need to run 2 off the gpu anyway.

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The 5970 is a dual GPU card (On PCB Crossfire), and is faster than the 6970. It would give you the same problems in old games as dual card setup. I would go for a 7000 series if I were you.

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The 5970 is a dual GPU card (On PCB Crossfire), and is faster than the 6970. It would give you the same problems in old games as dual card setup. I would go for a 7000 series if I were you.

 

Can I disable x-fire on it? Because its about the same price as a 6970, but faster on games that support x-fire.

 

 

Reading some reviews, looks like the 5870 is 10% slower then the 6970 but in xfire a lot faster, the 5970 is cooler and uses less power then one 6970. So i am leaning toward the 5970 over the 6970 if xfire can be turned off with ease.

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After reading some more reviews I might grab a 5970 then wait for the 7950 benches/aftermarket coolers to arrive.

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7950

 

 

If a 5970 at 300$ beats a 580 and a 7970 just barely beats a 580 then were will be the 7950 at 450$? :erm:

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Reading some reviews, looks like the 5870 is 10% slower then the 6970 but in xfire a lot faster, the 5970 is cooler and uses less power then one 6970. So i am leaning toward the 5970 over the 6970 if xfire can be turned off with ease.

The 5970 runs hot AND uses more power than a 6970...

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The 5970 runs hot AND uses more power than a 6970...

 

 

Ok it does use more power but does the speed increase make it a better buy then a 6970?

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