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  • 35% (19)
    GTX 580
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    6950 Crossfire
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post #11 of 25
PLZ IGNORE THESE OLD ASS BENCHMARKS!

6950 CF has improved a TON since these
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post #12 of 25
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Originally Posted by mikepahl318 View Post
PLZ IGNORE THESE OLD ASS BENCHMARKS!

6950 CF has improved a TON since these
So your going to tell me that the AMD 6950 or the AMD 6970 crossfire beat out GTX 580 SLI? Your so wrong btw. Not at 1920x1200 resolution bro.

Even if we ignore these benchmarks.
     
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post #13 of 25
6950 CFX..but if you use 1 monitor only IMO it would be somehow a waste to its power and potential..
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post #14 of 25
I think you guys can't read? Why is there a comparison of the 6950 cfx to a 580 sli. OP does not once say that they will sli 580s, intact says the 6950 cfx costs as much as a 580 implying it's single card.

In that respect, 6950 crossfire vs single 580, 6950 unlocked to 1536 shaders will easily destroy a 580. Easily. No contest.

It's up to OP if they want to deal with cfx headaches (such as microstutter which really isn't a big deal), IMO if op is going sinle monitor then go 580 while going triple go 6950 cfx.
     
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post #15 of 25
Whoops my bad re-read the post and he's looking into one GTX 580 vs two AMD 6950. SO I'm comparing the wrong cards. Sorry btw.

If that's the case then obviously the AMD 6950's crossfire will be better than one GTX 580. Either way both scenarios are a lot of GPU for one monitor.

I humbly concede and apologize. DOH.
     
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post #16 of 25
Haha I also thought he meant 580 SLI or 6950 Crossfire, at which point I was like 580 SLI duh.

6950 2GB Crossfire > single 580 in performance at like any resolution
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post #17 of 25
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Originally Posted by Arizonian View Post
Whoops my bad re-read the post and he's looking into one GTX 580 vs two AMD 6950. SO I'm comparing the wrong cards. Sorry btw.

If that's the case then obviously the AMD 6950's crossfire will be better than one GTX 580. Either way both scenarios are a lot of GPU for one monitor.

I humbly concede and apologize. DOH.
Sorry if I sounded a bit harsh, I was just a little confused as to where the 580 sli came up from.

Op, just get the 6950 crossfire. Unlock shaders to 6970 level.
Get either the Power Edition MSI 6950 Twin Frozr III or the ASUS Direct CUII, they are the only two gpus worth it IMO.
     
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post #18 of 25
If I were you, I would just go with the fastest single gpu you can afford, which would be the gtx 580. You will have much less problems/heat/power consumption/etc. Dual gpu setup's are not really worth it imo.
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post #19 of 25
BTW I read that the 6950s on the market now don't unlock like the first batches. Do some research first if you're planning on unlocking
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post #20 of 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by Behemoth777 View Post
If I were you, I would just go with the fastest single gpu you can afford, which would be the gtx 580. You will have much less problems/heat/power consumption/etc. Dual gpu setup's are not really worth it imo.
Now that I've read the OP correctly, LOL, I'd still take the GTX 580 for less performance over the crossfire solution myself. It's what I have and it's simple and more than enough for gaming at maxed settings, 3D gaming, 3D movies than I actually need for one 1920x1080p 120Hz monitor.
     
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