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Old 14-12-10, 10:28 PM
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currently waiting for the 6970 launch so i can see which one is best to buy

im planing on buying 2 of ether (£600 budget) and like to get some opinions

just say which one and why (no point in just saying 570 without a reason to back it up)

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Old 15-12-10, 03:18 AM
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currently waiting for the 6970 launch so i can see which one is best to buy

im planing on buying 2 of ether (£600 budget) and like to get some opinions

just say which one and why (no point in just saying 570 without a reason to back it up)
Dealing with the same question actually. Currently running Eyefinity with a single 5870. What I'm thinking is, if the 570 outperforms the 6970 and is the same price or less, I'll grab a 570 now and another one next month. If the 6970 is the same or better than the 570 for about the same price, I'll go for that, and maybe another next month, but I'll be able to do Eyefinity right off the bat. I kind of want to stay away from SLI/Crossfire configs though, as I read a lot of negativity about microstutter. Maybe that talk is overblown. Not really sure what to do atm, but I want to spend some money tomorrow!
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Old 15-12-10, 12:20 PM
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It looks like that are pretty close in performance with the 6970 being a little more expensive. You can't go wrong with either, but I'd go with the GTX570 simply for the folding potential and physx.
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Old 15-12-10, 02:52 PM
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Probably pick up the 6970 as the extra ram seems to play a big factor at that resolution with AA enabled.
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Old 15-12-10, 02:56 PM
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Probably pick up the 6970 as the extra ram seems to play a big factor at that resolution with AA enabled.
This is what I'm going to do. I notice a lot of hitching due to framebuffer in large, open-world games playing at 5760x1080. The 6970 seems to improve in comparison to the 570 as the resolution and features get cranked up. Also, Crossfire scaling was up to 97%(!) in some games, so adding a second card down the road should power through anything in Eyefinity.
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