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i wonder if nVidia could allow a 590 to be paired with a 580 via a driver update
    
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post #42 of 321
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Originally Posted by Vlasov_581 View Post
i wonder if nVidia could allow a 590 to be paired with a 580 via a driver update
Never, more $$$ in single cards.

That and being the poor card that the 590 is, it would only cripple the 580.
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post #43 of 321
What determines sli/xfire scaling? Drivers or gpu architect? If it's drivers couldn't a driver release even the gap?
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How is it unfair?

nVidia chose to price the GTX 580 at 500$.

Now their fanboys are upset that AMD's offering is superior in price/performance?

Maybe they should be upset at nVidia for over-pricing their products.
Performance comparisons aren't always about price. Some people just want to see three GPUs go head-to-head. Some people prefer Nvidia for other reasons as well, like PhysX or CUDA. Personally I care about bang for the buck and so I'd go with ATi in a heartbeat.
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If you have Tri-SLI GTX580 or Tri-Fire 6970 and aren't using 3 monitors, you're doing it wrong.
or at least one 27/30

just a bit of CMOA* right there



*cover my own....uhhh...rear.
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If these number are consistent, it makes me wonder about the scaling of 580's.
Edited by Riou - 4/28/11 at 11:18am
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Nothing loyalist about the driver comment,does the truth hurt? Read the forums here lots of ati driver problems just stating the obvious.
Why would it hurt me? In case you didn't notice, I have more nvidia cards than Amd. I don't even use my one set of Amd's anymore. The driver thing is easy overblown. Both sides have their problems, in fact I've had more issues on the green side. Beside the point though. It was the reason you even brought it up that I was attacking, not whether it was true or not. You were trying to make them look bad to take away from their win.
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i have to admit, i didn't think 6990+6970 would ever = or be better than 3x 580's. compared to 2x 580's, sure. but not 3x 580's. it makes me appreciate amd even more.
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And back on topic.

Is the 270.61 driver the version with the DA2 fix?
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Because it would be an absolute pummeling with the 3x6970 running at full speed.

They still need more cpu power imo, 4.5ghz at least.
Nah, 3-way they would take a performance hit due to bottlenecking of the bridge. Also, the horrible screen tearing since 1 of the 3 monitors will be the odd port out.

AMD gimped the 6950/70 by only having 2 DP and still haven't re-designed their bridge for some strange reason. It would be nice to have 3 6950s unlocked and OC but you're forced to pay $100 more per GPU to go with the 6990 for triple or quad monitors. It's still a better deal than Nvidia at the moment, but could be sweeter.

There's also a difference between 5760x1200 and 5760x1080 for the lesser RAM on the 500s. 570s can handle 5760x1080 but not 1200. They would be a better comparison as well for that res.
Edited by PoopaScoopa - 4/28/11 at 10:35am
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