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get the 6970's
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Depends, if you got the GTX580's for under $400 each then I would keep them and sell the HD6970's. The HD6970's will probably go for $300 shipped each, but the blocks you will take a decent hit on them, probably $75 each. If you are only running a single monitor that is 1080p, you will not notice the difference. If you plan on going to multiple monitors and have a fast processor then you will probably notice some depending on the game. I have two HD6970's in CF and they run everything I have just fine even on my three monitors, but if the GTX580's were available under $400, then I might consider upgrading/sidegrading to the GTX580's. The blocks are going to be $110 each depending on what you get, so keep that in mind also.
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If youre ok with AMD's driver package get the 6970's.
But if you have the money get the best and get the GTX.

Superior tessellation, more features/onboard PhysX with a more solid/superior/reliable driver set.
It will be many moons before I attempt red again. Too many issues, not enough features.

Good GPU's for saving money or attempting lower cost eyefinity setups.
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will you run into vram problems running AA maxed lets say metro or ff14 and everything else maxed with 2x 1.5gb 580s at 1920x1200 res?
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If youre ok with AMD's driver package get the 6970's.
But if you have the money get the best and get the GTX.

Superior tessellation, more features/onboard PhysX with a more solid/superior/reliable driver set.
It will be many moons before I attempt red again. Too many issues, not enough features.

Good GPU's for saving money or attempting lower cost eyefinity setups.
All of which you mentioned only matter in benchmarks at the time.

For the record my CF 6970s haven't given me any issues with reliability.
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All of which you mentioned only matter in benchmarks at the time. .
I didn't say anything about benchmarks.
I am talking games.
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The thing is I have 2 6970 and 2 Gtx 580 and my 6970s are in my pc water cooled and Gtx 580 s are setting there and I bought 2 Gtx for 400 and I'm thinking should switch to 58s and my blocks are universal
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will you run into vram problems running AA maxed lets say metro or ff14 and everything else maxed with 2x 1.5gb 580s at 1920x1200 res?
anyone know ?
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post #59 of 60
Well, it's a no brainer since you already own both set ups and money isn't the issue since you already purchased all four cards.

Keep the GTX 580's over the AMD 6970's for obviously better performance. If anyone would be more qaulified to tell us which set up is better it'd be you having owned both currently.

In the games your playing you must surely be able to tell which are running smoother and which are getting more FPS?

Have you done any benchmarks on both set ups yet? Run the same benchmark with both set ups and post back. You'll find your answer is right under your nose, it will just take you some homework to come to a descion.
     
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The 580s since you said your blocks will fit. They are more powerful even though CFX scales a bit better than SLI.

I only recommend 6970s over the 580s (1.5GBs) for resolutions of 2560x 1600 and up where if you want to use 4/8x AA you will begin to have Vram issues in demanding games (i.e. Metro). You are on 1080p so 580s all the way.
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