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*Reference
*Single GPU
*Runs every game at max everything @2560 x 1440p (obviously disregarding crysis 1 and metro)
*Would like to stick to a single card but still open to SLI/CF
*How do you flash a 6950?

Nvidia:
Single 580
Dual 580
Single 570
Dual 570
Single 560
Dual 560
Single 480
Dual 480
Dual 470
Dual 460

ATI:
Single 6970
Dual 6970
Single 6950 flashed
Dual 6950 flashed
Single 6950 stock
Dual 6950 stock
Dual 6870
Dual 6850
Edited by somebodysb2 - 5/15/11 at 4:23am
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1x 3GB 580GTX >>> 2x6950 unlocked >>> 2x6970 >>> 2x GTX580 3GB >>> 6990+6970

thats from good to best.

i would pick 2x6970 or 2x 580 3GB
if you want only 1 card then a 580 with 3GB
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1x 3GB 580GTX >>> 2x6950 unlocked >>> 2x6970 >>> 2x GTX580 3GB >>> 6990+6970

thats from good to best.

i would pick 2x6970 or 2x 580 3GB
if you want only 1 card then a 580 with 3GB
Do I really need 3GB? isn't 1.5 or 2 enough ?

and is 7xxx/6xx just around the corner?
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2xGTX 580 is what you need buddy! It will do your job admirably. Hell maybe even one but at that res... Maybe need two.
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2xGTX 580 is what you need buddy! It will do your job admirably. Hell maybe even one but at that res... Maybe need two.
I might be using a mATX case so 2 cards will be out of the equation.
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post #6 of 7
Then one gtx 580 or 590. But really the 570 is a pretty small step down from the 580 so you should look at some benches. I'd link you but I'm on my phone. Also I'd go with msi twin frozer III over reference. Reference vrm's are weak! Msi has different ones that are strong. Hope that helps.
post #7 of 7
This is my favorite single card option.

http://www.gainward.com/main/vgapro.php?id=454
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