It's really getting a bit tough for video cards at the moment. We've had this massive lull of models from both AMD and NVIDIA for what feels like forever. Considering it wasn't that long ago, it felt like we saw a new model every month from one of the companies.
Over the last few months, though, we've seen companies offer us some really strong versions of cards that we love and the new Dual Fan HD 6970 from Sapphire here with its Dual BIOS option to help offer us some more tweaking abilities is really nice.
Priced at $349 US, the price lines up with a lot of other HD 6970s, but at the moment you can get a rebate over at Newegg which brings the card down to $319 US. Considering the current crop of games, getting a new video card could well be a priority for you.
Even under the most intensive games we see that the single HD 6970 continues to offer us exceptional performance at 1920 x 1200 and below. Moving to older games also sees some strong numbers at the higher 2560 x 1600 resolution. Newer games at 2560 x 1600, though, continue to be a struggle not just for the HD 6970, but a struggle for single GPU options period.
With no new high end models coming from AMD and NVIDIA this side of Christmas, if you've got some time off over the holidays you're going to be really wondering if you should pick yourself up a new video card or not.
It's all good and well to say that new models could be coming in January, but if you're only going to have spare time in December, what good is a new card when you're busy working again?
Either way, if you're on the hunt for a new high end card, the new Dual Fan Sapphire HD 6970 is one you should be looking at, especially if you want to have a bit of fun with overclocking.
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