Originally Posted by avatar_raq
I thought you were going for a 6990 !! Or was it too loud to your taste? When you run EF again, please tell us if the extra frame buffer has noticable performance advantage over the 5870.
yeah, the noise is just too much for me. The dual 6950's are basically silent on stock bios, but get pretty noisy under shader mod bios.
I using a Corsair H50 as a cooler, simply becuase it near silent, even though I have much better coolers sitting here collecting dust.
I cna say that the frame buffer being 2GB does have an impact, suc hthat even @ 2560x1600, higher levels of AA can be applied before performance tanks...I'm running an AVG 8xAA on most apps, where as with the 5870's, even 2xAA hurt performance too much, even @ 1920x1080.
Pretty happy with these cards, to be completely honest. I'm pissed that I went throug hso many 5870's, and am stil lleft dealing with that for running eyefinity, as XFX still hasn't got the DP adapter in my mailbox, and we're now into 3+ months of this RMA.
I'd love to tell you guys how it works in comparison, but 5870 had DP right there, and these silly 6950's need an adapter that didn't come in the box.
What really gets me is that XFX will gladly swap another 5870 for 6950 for me, yet cannot get the adapter to me in a reasonable time frame.
MIght go to the PC store today and pick one up. Been playing alot of NFS Shift2, want to get F1 2010 going too!