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Discussion in 'System Builder's Advice' started by Andynor91, Oct 26, 2011.

  1. Super XP

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    I would have to agree 8GB should be more than enough for several years to come, but personally I wouldn't mind a nice 16GB setup myself. It all depends on what you plan on using your system for. 8GB should be more than enough for gaming. If you plan on doing some heavy video editing or something of that nature, then 16GB hands down.

    Though I would have to disagree on 16GB increasing load for the MIC. I don't think so, these parts are made to handle a dump load more memory IMO.
     
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    yea but the OP isnt looking for it.

    imc can handle memory, but it'll make it harder to stabilize your oc
     
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    The price difference between 2x ASUS EAH6970/2DI2S/2GD5 PCIE and 2x MSI R6950-2PM2D2GD5 2GB GDDR5 PCIE is 162$. Seems like you don't get that much performance increase between 2x 6970 and 2x 6950, so is 162$ worth it for the extra fps?
     
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    If your 6950s unlock, then you have 6970s. I personally don't think the price difference is worth it, but some people do. I guess it only matters if you feel it is worth it, because you will be doing some awesome gaming with 2 of either of those cards.
     
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    I see. What's the performance gain you get from going cf 6950's to cf 6970's around? I probably won't unlock them since I'm way too scared, and if I do, it'll probably be when the cards are getting a bit rusty.
     
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    Uah, now I'm getting more confused here.
    Just found this benchmark of BF3: http://h4.abload.de/img/battlefield-3-beta-gpu5p0n.png
    It says that 2x 570 outperformes 2x 6970 by about 10 fps which is quite a big boost (maybe because of AMD drivers I guess, but this will hopefully be somewhat improved upon later I would assume)
    Also, I can get 570's for the same price as 6970's.

    Here's the listing with the 570's: http://konyv.ipon.hu/?searchthis=570+gtx&where=shop
    Which one would you get? I'm thinking the MSI N570GTX Twin Frozr III Power Edition/OC 1280MB looks good as its the same price as the asus 6970.
    What do you think? After all, I'll be playing primarily bf3 for quite some time :p

    I won't be using multiple monitors or running any resolution above 1920x1200.
     
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    8 Gigs will be sufficient.


    Didn't you already buy the 6970s?

    Congrats on your investment, hope to see you round the forums some time. :toast:
     
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    Thanks! Yeah, but I can still change the order since it's sunday.
     
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    like i said, 6970s are much better cards. more reliable vrm, more memory. and they scale better too. performance doesnt always translate to 'better'.
     
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    Those are great cards, you should be able to play anything maxxed out.
     
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