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Windows 7: AMD launches dual-GPU Radeon HD 6990 graphics card

08 Mar 2011   #11


It certainly is. Yesterdays high end is suddenly old hat

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08 Mar 2011   #12

Windows 10 Pro

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. You hate to have to wait for "drivers to mature" to enjoy such an expensive card
I'm still waiting...
Yeah, In a funny kind of way I was thinking about all your issues you posted a while back with your 5970

This also goes back to the issues I read about on ATI's dual card/CrossFire setup. I'll stick with the single card and be happy
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09 Mar 2011   #13

Windows 7 x64 (Ultimate)

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I may consider one next year when they come down to about 150 bucks.
lol, you'd be hard pressed to buy one 2nd hand for that price next year
LOL, I was exaggerating a bit but you know that it will be at least 50 to 65 percent cheaper a year from now... if not sooner.

Besides, looking at other things (like specific video drivers for the card to maximize its capabilities, bad coding on games, bad optimization of said games, console ports, etc)... you won't really get the full effect of it so why pay that insane amount of money now? I mean, if money burns a hole in your pocket, sure, go ahead and buy 3 for triple SLI.

Now, if you are going to use for something else like Graphic Design, etc, etc, then... I see nothing wrong but if we're just talking about "Gaming", I just don't know

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It's depressing looking at reviews of the latest cards now and my GTX470 is now at the bottom of the benchmarks in less than a year.
Believe you me, I am the cheapest ******* that ever lived and that is another thing that kicks me in the butt... the life span of this things is like a week or two!
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