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I used to own 2 dual GPUs in my career, no wait, 4 if you consider the ones from 3DFX, and never had any problems with them. They were blazing fast compared to the single GPU alternatives, and yes, they had some issues with SLI/Crossfire, but mostly in games that were outputting more than 60fps anyways, so...

Also I miss playing with 24xAA and Super Sampling enabled, hehe!
 
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#52
I smell trolling with this post. there is no way in hell a 32nm 6 core 12 thread CPU with one of the highest end video cards couldn't play BC2 over 20FPS. hell i got 30-40FPS with my I7 920 and a 9600GT while i waiting on my 5850 to arrive.

Me too..
 
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Looks stunning. Can't wait for reviews. Does anybody know how many CF fingers this one will have?
 
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i give it maximum 650 bills
 
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you forgeting multi monitor crowd, and anyone who use this kind of setup to use only single monitor is stupid.
Well, I am sure BP is not stupid :p However, you are right, people doing eyefinity gaming will need to have at least 2 beefy graphics card to power. But Eyefinity is the definition of excess, so your point?
 
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#57
Actually scratch that, there's nothing new on that article.
 
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New or not, I'm drooling over this Dragon Age II screenshot with eyefinity.
It's almost making me go and buy 3 monitors + another HD5870 to play it like that.
 
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I smell trolling with this post. there is no way in hell a 32nm 6 core 12 thread CPU with one of the highest end video cards couldn't play BC2 over 20FPS. hell i got 30-40FPS with my I7 920 and a 9600GT while i waiting on my 5850 to arrive.
I can't use any drivers newer than 10.5 with my 5970 and BC2. ATI fudged up badly somewhere and have refused to admit it. Basically I'm held hostage to 10.5 since I moistly play BC2. When Crysis 2 comes out I'll probably have to switch drivers everytime I want to switch games to get the best of both worlds. He's not trolling.

I hope ATI can iron out the issues with the 6990 so they dont have to ignore customers who payed top dollar for their hardware. :shadedshu
 

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New or not, I'm drooling over this Dragon Age II screenshot with eyefinity.
It's almost making me go and buy 3 monitors + another HD5870 to play it like that.
I don't know, I'm not a fan of multi monitors in games. The bezels destroys everything for me.
 
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Other then Eyefinity I don't see a purpose for this card.
 

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More pics:





 
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I see comments still about micro stutter on newer dual cards where others say it's gone, and it just makes me wonder is it still there but only perceivable to some? For instance not everyone noticed the latency increase switching to LCD from CRT, but for me it was painfully obvious.
 

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Other then Eyefinity I don't see a purpose for this card.
same reason for the 3870X2, 4870X2 and 5970 oh and the 7950GX2, 9800GX2, and GTS295 just cause you wont pay for the performance doesn't mean other people wont
 
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Well, I am sure BP is not stupid :p However, you are right, people doing eyefinity gaming will need to have at least 2 beefy graphics card to power. But Eyefinity is the definition of excess, so your point?
but dual Gpu card have excessive power to power that excessive display :p

btw how on earth this new photo have 8+8 power connector ? Did amd know gtx 590 performance? And decided its need more power?
 
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When will people learn the lesson ?

Most of these "Extreme high-end, 2 GPU graphic cards) are filled with bugs, expensive and power hungry.

a GTX 460, 560 SLI is a better option.

I've been seeing people crying all over the Internet about their new "broken" Dual-GPU cards ever since the 9800 GX2 was released.
My 3 1/2 year old 4870X2 still kick ass :toast:.
 

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When will people learn the lesson ?

Most of these "Extreme high-end, 2 GPU graphic cards) are filled with bugs, expensive and power hungry.

a GTX 460, 560 SLI is a better option.

I've been seeing people crying all over the Internet about their new "broken" Dual-GPU cards ever since the 9800 GX2 was released.
my 7950GX2. HD3870X2 (quadfire), HD4850X2 (quadfire) and 4870X2 (quadfire) all worked perfectly fine. both of the 3870X2's are still alive and kicking. how is a 560 SLi is better how? now you have twice as much that can go wrong way to improve over ati and NV
 
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but dual Gpu card have excessive power to power that excessive display :p

btw how on earth this new photo have 8+8 power connector ? Did amd know gtx 590 performance? And decided its need more power?
Ignore previous pictures, it was going to have two 8-pin from the beginning.
 
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same reason for the 3870X2, 4870X2 and 5970 oh and the 7950GX2, 9800GX2, and GTS295 just cause you wont pay for the performance doesn't mean other people wont
And thats where you are wrong. 99% of games don't take advantage of a 580. Unless you have a Eyefinity this is just a waste of money with extreme prejudice.

When the 3870x2, 4870x2 were released there were games that would bog those down. Not anymore. So have fun with your e-peen because thats all this card is. E-peen. Now if you have some insane Eyefinity rig thats different. This card is worth it.
 
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What if I want to play Crysis, Metro, Stalker, Mass Effect 1+2, or any other new game with at least 8xAA and Super Sampling?? ;)
 
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What if I want to play Crysis, Metro, Stalker, Mass Effect 1+2, or any other new game with at least 8xAA and Super Sampling?? ;)
Unless you are playing at like 10x10 resolution 8xAA Super Sampling is unneeded.
 

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And thats where you are wrong. 99% of games don't take advantage of a 580. Unless you have a Eyefinity this is just a waste of money with extreme prejudice.

When the 3870x2, 4870x2 were released there were games that would bog those down. Not anymore. So have fun with your e-peen because thats all this card is. E-peen. Now if you have some insane Eyefinity rig thats different. This card is worth it.


looks barely playable to me



still not a crazy framerate
 
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