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December 25, 2011, 04:23:28 AM
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I've been thinking about upgrading not only my mining power, but also my gaming power. I'm having trouble deciding what to do (for my budget).

Right now I'm stuck between
2x these http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161317(Fired for gaming effect.)

Or one of these
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161393

I think I'd get better hashing with two cards, probably not fired. But better gaming performance with the 6870. Anyone have thoughts?

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December 25, 2011, 05:56:31 AM
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You'll have less trouble gaming with a single card, yet have more hashing power with the 2x5770.  I'd go for the 2x5770's myself but the games I play run fine on a single 5770 anyway, it all depends on what games you plan on playing. Option 3 is to wait and see what the low end 7xxx cards can do.
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December 25, 2011, 06:13:22 PM
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option 4

try to get a 5970!   720Mhash from one card and crush any game!

edit:  you can get 5970's for 300 usd

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December 26, 2011, 03:59:59 AM
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option 4

try to get a 5970!   720Mhash from one card and crush any game!

edit:  you can get 5970's for 300 usd

crushing any game is a wild overstatement.

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December 26, 2011, 06:21:09 PM
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option 4

try to get a 5970!   720Mhash from one card and crush any game!

edit:  you can get 5970's for 300 usd

crushing any game is a wild overstatement.

that is tru, especially since I dont even do games....  *crow tastes good*  Smiley

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December 30, 2011, 08:21:58 AM
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UPDATE: I decided on a 6950. I'm happy with my decision. I got free 1 day shipping, a DIRT 3 code (I hear they are hard to use), and the 6950!

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January 03, 2012, 12:44:17 AM
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UPDATE: I decided on a 6950. I'm happy with my decision. I got free 1 day shipping, a DIRT 3 code (I hear they are hard to use), and the 6950!

you can flash the bios to run closer to a 6970's specs as well.

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January 03, 2012, 12:45:21 AM
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UPDATE: I decided on a 6950. I'm happy with my decision. I got free 1 day shipping, a DIRT 3 code (I hear they are hard to use), and the 6950!

you can flash the bios to run closer to a 6970's specs as well.

I was contemplating that. How does flashing a BIOS work? Do all of the 6950's have a switch?

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January 03, 2012, 12:50:36 AM
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I've never tried it, but google told me this: http://www.techpowerup.com/articles/overclocking/vidcard/159

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January 03, 2012, 12:56:19 AM
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I've never tried it, but google told me this: http://www.techpowerup.com/articles/overclocking/vidcard/159

Awesome! Thanks Randy

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January 03, 2012, 01:52:34 AM
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I have a quad 5770 gaming rig/desktop and I love it over the other options per dollar. Cards are 55-65 each, so that 260 for the worst.
Bf3, MW3, Skyrim, NFS: The Run, La Noir, ....you know, I have yet to find something I can run on ultra.

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January 03, 2012, 01:57:39 AM
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option 4

try to get a 5970!   720Mhash from one card and crush any game!

edit:  you can get 5970's for 300 usd

Agree get a 5970 if you can.  But where to find it?  I went to newegg every 5970 is sold out. Sad
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January 03, 2012, 02:25:14 AM
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I have a quad 5770 gaming rig/desktop and I love it over the other options per dollar. Cards are 55-65 each, so that 260 for the worst.
Bf3, MW3, Skyrim, NFS: The Run, La Noir, ....you know, I have yet to find something I can run on ultra.

How is LA Noire? I almost bought it on super-sale yesterday, but then I realized I haven't played skyrim or the old republic or bastion or any other game I have acquired in the past year...

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