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Old 06-30-2011, 07:46 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Im planning on upgrading my system in preparation for a multi monitor display. Im stuck between the EVGA 570 and a XFX 6970. i like EVGA's upgrade plan but I like the 6970's extra performance and 2gb of Memory. Im leaning towards the 6970 but im wondering if I forgot about something.
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Old 06-30-2011, 07:53 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Yeah, I'd go for the 6970.
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I would go for the 570. Read around the forums online and you will find that driver support is not nearly as good with Ati as it is with Nvidia. If you don't mind waiting 30 days for drivers to fix problems with new games when they come out or graphical abnormality's that never seem to get fixed then go for the extra power. But Nvidia undoubtedly will give you a more trouble free experience. Not to mention it seems after reading up on this that the 6970 does not perform at or near it's full potential without a very fast clocked cpu such as an i7 2600k @ 4+ ghz.
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6970. But what are your other system specs?
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Yeah I'd go for the 6970.
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