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My budget is around AUD$ 750 so 2x6950 and gtx 580
2x 6950 seems more worth the money than getting 1 gtx 580 and save up and sli later.
And i was thinking should i chip in another $200 to get 6990 instead??
post #22 of 46
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My budget is around AUD$ 750 so 2x6950 and gtx 580
2x 6950 seems more worth the money than getting 1 gtx 580 and save up and sli later.
And i was thinking should i chip in another $200 to get 6990 instead??
I'm not sure exactly, so don't quote me on it, but I think it would come out slightly cheaper and better performance going with 2 x 6970's instead of a 6990.

Depending on which site you buy from though, I use pccasegear.com and 6970's are about $100 more than 6950's at $380-$400. and the 6990 is $750-$850
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post #23 of 46
For the cost of two 580's you can get 4 6950's, over here anyway.
post #24 of 46
For the people like you looking for value, two 6950s are a no brainer.

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I think your misinformed mate. 2x580s will not destroy 2x6950s (especially if they're unlocked). There are a lot of reviews to prove this. Not only are 2x6950s cheaper than 2x580s but in games they outperform them too

http://www.hardwareheaven.com/review...ty-vs-sli.html
Kinda meaningless don't you think? This is from your review site as well:

http://www.hardwareheaven.com/review...ew-hawx-2.html
    
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2X6950, unlock. No contest. The 580 will hide in shame.
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2x 6950s will wreck a single 580, even without unlocking.
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Lol 2 6950's will rolf stomp that gtx 580.
Exaggerations of the century...




And unlocks are luck of the draw and NEVER guaranteed, you shouldn't rely on this.
    
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http://www.techpowerup.com/articles/...ng/vidcard/159

unlocks on the reference 6950 are almost always guaranteed, whether you do shader unlock and OC or 6970 flash.
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http://www.techpowerup.com/articles/...ng/vidcard/159

unlocks on the reference 6950 are almost always guaranteed, whether you do shader unlock and OC or 6970 flash.
"Almost always" isn't good enough. It could be "almost always" for a certain batch or whatever and almost never for others. I know at least 2 people that RMA'd their 6950s because they were unstable after unlocking.

EDIT:Also you're forgetting the fact that SLI/Crossfire profile support ends a lot earlier than of a single card, and when it does, it will be stutter-galore or having to disable the other card.
Edited by Am* - 4/26/11 at 5:32am
    
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post #28 of 46
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Exaggerations of the century...
Well according to that chart the stock 6950s are almost 30% faster. It seems pretty accurate to me
Edited by Booty Warrior - 4/26/11 at 5:32am
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lol.
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Use the BOT!
3Dmark 11 Performance:

HD 6950: 5806.3
HD 6970: 5960
GTX 580: 7083

HD 6950 CF: 10099
HD 6970 CF: 11021
SLi GTX 580 12385

'nuff said
Sytnthetic benchmark, 'nuff said. We don't ''play'' those.

BTW, my 6990+6970 3Dmark11 score is much better then 580 SLI... for the same price.

So 3X 6950 would do better then 580 SLI, for less $.
    
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