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December 04, 2011, 04:28:32 PM
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5970 is now on the market at a great pricing compared to 6990.  Which would you get?  Or would you wait for 7XXX in order that 5970 and 6990 prices fall further?
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December 04, 2011, 04:48:29 PM
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December 04, 2011, 05:57:21 PM
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December 04, 2011, 06:13:28 PM
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I am selling 5 5970s. PM for more info.

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December 04, 2011, 06:15:40 PM
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iirc, 5970>6990 for mining anyway! 3200/3072 shaders respectively.

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December 05, 2011, 02:50:55 AM
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iirc, 5970>6990 for mining anyway! 3200/3072 shaders respectively.

But the prices are still quite high for 6990 as compared to 5970 and we are looking at only a 10-20% increase in performance.
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December 05, 2011, 03:12:59 AM
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iirc, 5970>6990 for mining anyway! 3200/3072 shaders respectively.

But the prices are still quite high for 6990 as compared to 5970 and we are looking at only a 10-20% increase in performance.

Yeah! That's what I'm saying. If it's for mining, 3-$400 for a 5970 is great. Even for gaming I'd just take the 5970, as cheap as it is. But, the 5970 is better than the 6990 for mining anyway, so it's a no-brainer.

The 7xxx series is still up in the air. No one knows what will happen with them. If they turn out running like a Fermi, those 5xxx cards are (still) going to be hot commodities.

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