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Windows 7: All online stores out of stock of HD7970

10 Jan 2012   #1
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 
All online stores out of stock of HD7970

I was checking NewEgg and Other various online retailers and the HD7970 is already out of stock on release

Im debating should i go ahead and Purchase one ,also wondering would it be worth it i already have a HD6870 that does a good job but im looking for more intense speeds and better graphic presentation and this seems to be the one so far

Give me some opinions im looking to get it at the end of the month since it is sold out everywhere


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10 Jan 2012   #2
badger906

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, & Mac OS X 10.9.2
 
 

if you have the money go for it, ive not seen many benchmarks for it as of yet so cant comment on its performance.

weather its leaps and bounds above a 6970 or 6990 i dont know. not a huge fan of being an early adopter when it comes to graphics cards, ive done it before, and been plagued with driver issues, and poor performance until things are sorted.
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10 Jan 2012   #3
Ivan the SoSo

windows 10 pro 64 bit
 
 

These are starting out a little on the steep side....It might pay off to wait a little while

but if you can't waithttp://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102961

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10 Jan 2012   #4
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

@Ivan it is on the Step side ,I also took in mind the price drop of the 6900 series and it would be just as solid with atleast a 250.00 dollar difference

@Badger i do agree about early adapter but i did it also with my 6870 which has been awesome since purchase

I got till the end of the month also i was concered about the PCI being 3.0 and compatability with what's out there right now

I do have one of the latest boards on the market but doesn't represent the 3.0 pci bus


So what do you guys think would a 6970 2gb do me the same justice as the new KING as they call it ?

Also im not really sold on visiontek or powercolor or saphire / I will be looking towards Diamond / XFX / MSI Twin frozer

Also just to mention reason for upgrade got a 300.00 xmas bonus and willing to add the extra $ for the card .....But willing to listen to better opinions and right now im playing tons of games but nothing more demanding then the ussual Dead island /Bullet storm / and many other tittles that takes a little more graphic detail
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10 Jan 2012   #5
Zepher

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

6950 Crossfire runs about the same speed as a single 7970.
Added benefits of a single card is no crossfire issue, less heat, and an extra GB of VRam.
a pair of 2GB 6950's is slightly cheaper than a 7970.
a member on another forum I am on just tested his 7970 today and compared it to his crossfire 6950 setup.
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10 Jan 2012   #6
Ivan the SoSo

windows 10 pro 64 bit
 
 

Some games have problems with dual cards...tri cards seem to scale better for some reason
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10 Jan 2012   #7
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

See this is the reason i needed information on this

I myself could easily run another 6870 in xfire but really dont want the extra stress on my unit

as for it being in the same league as a 6950 is not to disapointing

as to what i was saying the 3.0 bus is bottlenecked

So I would say a 2 gb 6970 not interested in flashing bios on a 6950 to achieve 6970 performance

a 6970 2 gb would probally be the way to go for about 350.00 ?
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10 Jan 2012   #8
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zepher View Post
6950 Crossfire runs about the same speed as a single 7970.
Added benefits of a single card is no crossfire issue, less heat, and an extra GB of VRam.
a pair of 2GB 6950's is slightly cheaper than a 7970.
a member on another forum I am on just tested his 7970 today and compared it to his crossfire 6950 setup.

Are you allowed to post results of that card vs the crossfire set up you mentioned ?
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10 Jan 2012   #9
Zepher

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Solarstarshines View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zepher View Post
6950 Crossfire runs about the same speed as a single 7970.
Added benefits of a single card is no crossfire issue, less heat, and an extra GB of VRam.
a pair of 2GB 6950's is slightly cheaper than a 7970.
a member on another forum I am on just tested his 7970 today and compared it to his crossfire 6950 setup.

Are you allowed to post results of that card vs the crossfire set up you mentioned ?
here is a copy and paste from the thread,
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Sapphire HD 6950 2GB Crossfire (locked) OC 865 /1345 -VS- Sapphire HD 7970 3 GB OC 1075 / 1550

1080p 1920 x 1080 2500k @ 4.6 Ghz

This is pretty much what I expected and probably most of you expected. It's just about dead even between the two. To choose an HD 7970 over 6950 crossfire, you're paying a $50 to $100 premium for slightly better min. framerates....and most importantly...BETTER framerates with a little over half the power draw and a full gig more of vRAM for higher resolutions. Smooth as butter vs the occasional stutter with a Crossfire set-up. I saw temps hit 80c...but the fan was bearable in my opinion.

I might have better overclocking potential but 1075 / 1550 is where I feel safe 24/7 ATM.


3dMark 2011 P9160 P9040
3dMark Vantage P31,445 P31315
Heaven 2.5
shaders high, tess normal, Anistrophy 4, AA off
1875 1825

Warhead frost benchmark:

avg. 74.43 min: 60.76 max: 87.48 no AA 64-bit enthusiast
avg. 66.68 min:52.99 max: 77.46 4xAA 64-bit enthusiast


No AA 64-bit enthusiast 67.23 avg. 52.7 min. max. 79.18
4x AA 64-bit enthusiast 57.32 avg. min. 43.47 max. 69.33



Crysis Island benchmark:

no AA 76.93 AVG.
4xAA 66.665 avg.



no AA 71.74 avg.
4XAA 56.945 avg.



Metro 2033 Frontline benchmark:

4xAA 16XAF Very High DX10 advanced physx on
49.40 fps avg. max. 250.38 min. 8.74
AAA 16 AF Very High DX10 Ad. PhysX on
60.01 fps. avg 275 max. 10.87 min.



4x AA/16X ad. physx on avg. 46.77 max. 141. min. 10.70
AAA /16X ad. physx on avg. 57.70 max. 186.88 min. 11.82


Now for a little BF3 testing...
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10 Jan 2012   #10
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

that's pretty interesting i was looking at this one sinced you mentioned it

FRYS.com*|*MSI

6950 could be picked up right now
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