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except a 6990 + 1 6970 is not 4 6970's ... its 3

also 3 580's cost more than 4 6970's
except it's a 6990 + 2 6970s, not one...

$1400 vs $1500, woopdie-doo. At least you could still add a fourth when prices come down in December and get even more performance if you wanted.

AMD does 5760x1200 well but 12.2M pixels is just too much for them. I'd recommend 6950s for anything below 1600P and at least one 6990+ for 5760x1200. Here's to hoping for 4GB 7970s
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AMD does 5760x1200 well but 12.2M pixels is just too much for them.
The more you talk, the more you look ridiculous.

12.2M pixels is not a problem. I'm playing those games right now without any problems at 7680X1600. Do you?

You don't have a Quad GPUs set-up. You don't have 3X30'' LCDs with 12.2M pixels set-up. You don't have a clue what you are talking about. You're just blowing hot air. So why do you even post? At least Vega has the monitors and the 4 580. But you don't.

Synthetic benchmarks are useless to me. I'm a gamer. I play games. And it's really easy to cheat on 3D Mark 11 and, Heaven and Vantage with the tessellation settings... So who cares?

My last post in here.

Vega was wrong. PooperScooper was also wrong. A Quad-Fire 6xxx serie set-up can easily do 7680X1600, and there is no Crossfire bridge bandwidth limitation at all.

Instead of taking everything they were saying for granted, I got out, bought the monitors, and challenged the claims.

I made my point, and won't derail the thread. So everyone can do what they want with Vega's ''results'' and Popper ''claims'' about a Quad-Fire set-up not able to work at 7680X1600.

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Good to see them step up and update the system... Perhaps Guru3D should do the same? >_>

Now that the graphs are where they should be, I can speak unhindered.

No, it doesn't justify the $400-$500 gap for another 10% in average performance gains. Though I want to see how well a trio of the 3GB 580s would do at the super high resolutions again.

Mind you, I'm not stating any driver related issues into the equation because Nvidia has had it's fair share of problems concerning that in the past so I find that unfair to mention as an issue for pricing/performance. If the motherboard doesn't show support for CrossfireX, I wouldn't use AMD/ATI. Simple as that.

I'd have to go with AMD with this one. If I could properly support a 6950, CPU is limiting me, I'd snag one in an instant.
     
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I love how in F1 the new cpu actually made the tri-fire score go DOWN 6fps on average. I smell book cooking.
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All though AMGC score is definitely a fake (removed tessellation during benchmark), I PMed CDMAN but he didn't respond, it would be better to go by this list.

Here is a non-OCP/PDL limitation benchmark (Heaven 2.5) for 590s:

Edited by RagingCain - 5/5/11 at 1:50pm
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I agree that NVidia has better overall scaling, and am not trying to say that the results were flawed, but wouldn't using a 980/990x be better? I mean, 2 cores per GPU. I know most games only use 4 cores, but that would seem the logical CPU to use.
    
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Post of video of you benchmarking F1 and Crysis etc. Even if the bridge could handle two 6990s, the memory is the limiting factor. No matter how much BS you post, you can't change that fact.
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So what do you guys think? Does it mean the HD6970 2GB CF is a better solution compare to GTX 580 1.5GB SLI at 7680x1600?
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So what do you guys think? Does it mean the HD6970 2GB CF is a better solution compare to GTX 580 1.5GB SLI at 7680x1600?
I wouldn't even run two cards at a resolution that high (3x30").
 
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So what do you guys think? Does it mean the HD6970 2GB CF is a better solution compare to GTX 580 1.5GB SLI at 7680x1600?
You're better off with a 6990 because it has 4 DP ports. You'll need 4 GPUs to run that resolution and have to do without AA. Unless you're only playing CSS or Runescape.
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