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I still recommend Eyefinity for that amount of dough. If not, you're just wasting it on one silly little screen. Fail.
Edited by UrbanSmooth - 4/28/11 at 6:35pm
    
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Originally Posted by wermad View Post
6990+6970
-or-
6950/6970 x3
+1.

If you don't "play benchmarks", then 3 GPUs is the sweet spot right now, head-to-head with 580 Tri-SLI in every games out there.

Sure, some games are optimized for Nvidia, and others for AMD, but in the end, the gaming experience is the same. And both side are really dependant on profiles for Crossfire and SLI.

But 580 Tri-SLI will "win" in all the synthetic benchmarks optimized for Nvidia = bigger e-peen. No surprise there. Stong marketing department = giving $ and goodies= optimized benchmarks = "winning".

But in real life gaming conditions, 3 high-end AMD GPUs vs 3 high-end Nvidia GPUs, you won't see any differences while playing.

AMD= more money in your pockets. Nvidia = bigger e-peen, and better results in useless synthetic benchmarks optimized for Nvidia.
    
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Originally Posted by Levesque View Post
+1.

If you don't "play benchmarks", then 3 GPUs is the sweet spot right now, head-to-head with 580 Tri-SLI in every games out there.

Sure, some games are optimized for Nvidia, and others for AMD, but in the end, the gaming experience is the same. And both side are really dependant on profiles for Crossfire and SLI.

But 580 Tri-SLI will "win" in all the synthetic benchmarks optimized for Nvidia = bigger e-peen. No surprise there. Stong marketing department = giving $ and goodies= optimized benchmarks = "winning".

But in real life gaming conditions, 3 high-end AMD GPUs vs 3 high-end Nvidia GPUs, you won't see any differences while playing.

AMD= more money in your pockets. Nvidia = bigger e-peen, and better results in useless synthetic benchmarks optimized for Nvidia.
Looks like someone is justifying their 6990 purchase. Tsk. Tsk.

Let's look at some of the games that Nvidia are ahead in, wouldn't quite call those "synthetic benchmarks" would you?
    
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post #34 of 46
Yeah sure. The usual Nvidia blah blah blah.

UrbanSmooth.

Read that here. Nvidia ahead? LOL! 6990+6970 BEATING 580 Tri-SLI, for 500$ LESS, and 200W LESS:

http://www.hardocp.com/article/2011/...trifire_review

I think you are the one trying to justify the purchase of 2 years old overheating cards in Tri-SLI.

And I'm running this:



Would leave your 2 years old cards in the dust in real high-res multiple screen gaming like Metro 2033, Stalker COP, Crysis, etc. You can go ''play'' Heaven 2.5 all day long if you want.
    
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You win, Levesque. I'll see you when Kepler is out.
    
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Who needs trifire to beat 580s, you just need 2 6950s lolz.





Ok that was jailbait hehe.
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Yup. I'm switching to AMD Radeons thanks to those comparisons. a $1500 setup from NVIDIA gets smoked by a $1200 setup from AMD Radeon
 
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I would personally, if I really needed a supreme power get HD6990 + HD6970 and use the GTX 460 for dedicated PhysX.

But for me and my gaming HD6950 CF would be perfect, and HD6970 CF if I wanted to go the extra mile.

Hopefully this helps.
post #39 of 46
Soon.... soon I'll have quadfire 6990s plus PhysX... BWahahaha!!!
No seriously though, I'm pulling the trigger tomorrow plus the waterblocks, so everything should be up, overclocked, and benched by Tuesday or Wednesday. I'll let you know then.
    
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None of the games I play support PhysX anyway so I'm selling the 460
Edited by TitaniumClocker - 4/28/11 at 9:05pm
 
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