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ok, i am building a new system for college because i am going to school for game design and i will be doing alot of 3d rendering and animation so i am putting together a i7 970 hexa core platform and i have a couple of options for cards, keep in mind that i will be both gaming and rendering

1st option:
x2 EVGA GeForce GTX 580

2nd option:
XFX 6990

3rd option:
EVGA GeForce GTX 590
post #2 of 16
I would go x2 GTX 580
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2x gtx 580 would be best.
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2x GTX 580s all the way.

Have you considered swapping out the i7 970 for a i7 2600k, though?
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No because 970 has 6 cores, if their was a hexa core sandy bridge I would for sure, but those don't come out untill the end of the year when the ivy bridge is released and I'm not willing to wait
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6990 + 6970 or 6950.
Edited by Stefy - 5/7/11 at 12:04pm
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post #7 of 16
Three 6970s are faster than two 580s and cost less. Don't get a 6990+6970 unless you have only two slots, but if you have a hexacore, you should have 3 or 4 x16/x8 slots. Also why do you need 6 cores? Just asking.
    
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post #8 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by Stefy View Post
6990 + 6970 or 6950.
+1

6990 + 6970 beats 3 580's
http://www.hardocp.com/article/2011/...ifire_review/1
post #9 of 16
Out of those...2x GTX 580, however a HD 6990 + 6970 is about the same price and will beat it in performance by quite a bit.
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Once again people, If he is getting a 970 he'll have the PCI-E lanes, and will be able to do x3 6970s, which would run faster than a 6990+6970, and OC higher.
    
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