View Full Version : radeon 7970 vs radeon 6990

Bruno Frade
02-26-2012, 03:06 PM
hi, is the Sapphire HD 6990 a good alternative to the Asus HD 7970 DC II?
since no 7970 DCII ready for sale, i'm searching for alternatives...

some advices?

tkx in advance,


02-26-2012, 03:29 PM
Yes it is - but you can buy the card online and many on-line retailers ship to Switzerland.

Bruno Frade
02-26-2012, 03:42 PM
hi HiVizMan, tkx for help....
the prob is i have searched online and can't find even one ready to deliver :(, my supplier here in Switzerland , yesterday have in website "Late February", today have "No date known"... Tomorow arrives the last pack with proc and mobo, and i haven't GPU... GRRRRRRR (just come bad words in my mind now...) :).

02-26-2012, 04:01 PM
Do they not ship any place in the EU?

Bruno Frade
02-26-2012, 04:45 PM
hi again HiVizMan, in caseking.de the only 7970 they have is from XFX, not the Asus... but tkx anyway for your interest...
any other idea?

tkx in advance,

02-26-2012, 05:13 PM

These guys - think there is a EU branch too.

02-26-2012, 07:54 PM
I know the 2-slot version HD7970-3GD5 is available at retail; however, the 3-slot version HD7970-DC2T-3GD5 has not shown up on any web sites for sale yet. The thread below indicates that ASUS has run into a voltage regulation problem with this card and that it may not be available for sale until the end of March. I am waiting for this 3-slot version too as it has 4 DisplayPort connectors that I can use to connect to my 3 monitors (Dell U2410s) to avoid or lessen tearing.


Bruno Frade
02-26-2012, 10:50 PM
hi :( what a bad news...

what is a good alternative to the DC II?
7950 DC II ?
gtx 580 sli (2x)?
HD 6990 ?
or simply wait?

please, need some help...
tkx in advance,