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HD6990 + HD6970 Crossfire VS 2x GTX580 SLI

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So,

The price is almost the same for both setups. I don't care about cooler noise, since I'm going to put them on water anyways (I don't know if EK's 6990 block is out yet, but I can wait).

With 3 GPUs, the Radeon setup should work better, but I'm not 100% sure. I was aiming for Nvidia because of more stable drivers, but I like to consider all options before I make a decision.

What do you think? What should I go for?
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Are you going to be using a multi monitor set up? If you are I'd go for the 6970 + 6990. The extra vram will help you in high resolutions. If its a single monitor setup I might still go for the 6990 and the 6790 anyway
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There is an indepth review on this at HardOCP.com

http://hardocp.com/article/2011/04/1...rifire_review/
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Originally Posted by elikim View Post
Are you going to be using a multi monitor set up? If you are I'd go for the 6970 + 6990. The extra vram will help you in high resolutions. If its a single monitor setup I might still go for the 6990 and the 6790 anyway
Nothing fancy. 1920x1080, since I'll be using my Bravia. This is less about Vram and more about processing power
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well it's 3 cores vs 2 cores... I would say go for the Xfire
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6990/6970 over 580 SLI if your looking at purely performance
    
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Hmm... After doing my math, I'm not so sure it's such a good idea to go with the Radeons anymore. I'd have to do massive changes to my watercooling loop, and the little performance increase isn't worth the extra cost and hassle.

I will be upgrading to an Nvidia Kepler + Ivy Bridge setup before Mass Effect 3 hits. Until then, do you think these two will get the job done (I won't be buying new monitors, so I'll be gaming in 1080p always)?
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