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Second 6950 2gb or play the waiting game....

Dolph

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I recently found another 350$ in my budget, i was hoping to upgrade alittle, just got a 6950 xfx 2gb a few weeks ago, but find myself lacking alittle with triple monitor gaming 5760x1080..

I might find a good deal on a MSI Twin Frozr III 2gb, do you guys think its worth jumping on this deal (maybe like 200 for the card) or should i just suffer abit, wait, and splurge and get 2 680's? *(1 more than i would have gotten, but with my extra money i saved + alittle). Or would the 2 x 6950 be sufficient for quite awhile? I dont want to go 2 x mid ranged cards again like ive been doing with such a pattern in the last 7 years of generations.

So my question, is, is it worth doing the 2 x 6950 for awhile or, 2 x 680's?.... Or however the cards fall at the time, if the 7970's massively drop in price once kepler comes out, whichever.... Honestly thinking about seeing 2 680's SLI'd beside me gives me the shivers :twitch:
 

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I'd say at least wait and see. If kepler can live up to the rumors you'd probably only need one 680 for three monitor use. Otherwise, I imagine we'll see some price wars in the coming months.
 

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I'd say at least wait and see. If kepler can live up to the rumors you'd probably only need one 680 for three monitor use. Otherwise, I imagine we'll see some price wars in the coming months.
The 680 will be at most 1 GPU Core, Nvidia does not have the technology to run 3+ monitors on a single GPU Core, The 690 will be able to. But not the 680.
 
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For price and performance, imo, for the moment, nothing beats crossfire 6950s.
 

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By our most recent posts Dolph, you would be best(edit: or should I say better) played by going Sandy Bridge instead of what you currently have.
 

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Crossfire 6950's is the way to go for multi-monitor setups right now.
 

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By our most recent posts Dolph, you would be best(edit: or should I say better) played by going Sandy Bridge instead of what you currently have.
Yeah, im dying alittle inside everyday because i can;t play ultra on 5760x1080, as if i were to have a SB Market CPU, things might be... WILL be much much better... but as you said.. not best. We'll see if i can snag an i5 2500k sale from somewhere, if i see one that catches my eye, theres nothing in the world gunna stop me from snagging it :rockout: ... no matter how hard i try to wait

I had forgotten about that...
I did find this,
"Jen Hsun wants a piece of this multi-screen business and has ordered his engineers to ensure that the 600 series is able to compete."
Although with a rumored 2GB frame buffer... I dunno. Maybe.
"From what KitGuru is hearing, Jen Hsun wants a piece of this multi-screen business and has ordered his engineers to ensure that the 600 series is able to compete." - from your link

Interesting, although everything is as usual hearsay, that is very very very very interesting and extreamly tempting, nvidia would be extreamly smart to go after this type of market for their cards. 20% of AMD sales, at least, are probably because of their cheap eyefinity cards putting out such amazing results with 3 monitor gaming. If nvidia got in on this market? Man... smart smart smart. the 680 will be the top selling card probably hahaha, high performance, high membandwitdh/higher framebuffer(hopefully), for the cost of 2 x amd cards ( to match performance ).
 
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Get another 6950 and then get aSB rig with the money left over.
 

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1 more 6950 is not gonna be enough. Get two more, or wait. ;) Been nearly a year I've had with dual 6950's and Eyefinity, and I'm not quite satisfied yet. To the point I'm even considering nVidia myself. It's a tough choice.

Buy a cheap Z68/P67 board, and a 2500k. Actually, screw it, go outside.:laugh:
 

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1 more 6950 is not gonna be enough. Get two more, or wait. ;) Been nearly a year I've had with dual 6950's and Eyefinity, and I'm not quite satisfied yet. To the point I'm even considering nVidia myself. It's a tough choice.

Buy a cheap Z68/P67 board, and a 2500k. Actually, screw it, go outside.:laugh:
I will most likely go that route, getting rid of the e6400 should be my first step. You have xfire 6950 and your not satisfied? It does make it hard to wait for nvidia.... at least the 6950's will still sell even after kepler comes out. Not as much but... i could probably get 300 for both 2gb cards.

Too true.... lately ive been so busy driving an hour to and from work, only light i see is driving home. Bleh winter...... Software developer in a room with no windows takes a toll on you :banghead:.