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Msi gtx 580 sli lightning vs msi 6970cf lightning

Poll Results: Who wins in 2560 x 1600 resolutions in performance?

 
  • 63% (40)
    MSI GTX 580 SLI 1.5GB LIGHTNING
  • 33% (21)
    MSI GTX 6970CF LIGHTNING
  • 3% (2)
    IDK
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post #1 of 32
Thread Starter 
Who will win in performance in 2560 x 1600 resolutions?
Who will take the crown!?

1.5gb vs 2gb

I will play games like diablo 3, BF3, CRYSIS 2, Metro 2033, World of Warcraft, LFd2, and high demanding future games in 2560 x 1600 resolutions!

Vote NOW!
Edited by krazyatom - 5/20/11 at 7:02pm
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post #2 of 32
A. There is no poll
B. You need to define which games, as its usually dependent on games and settings

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/H...HD_6970/1.html

In general the 580 beats the 6970 in a majority of games by 10 - 30% - add on a lightning and heavy overclocking, and the 580 is likely to beat the 6970 by even more.
Edited by appleg33k85 - 5/20/11 at 7:01pm
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post #3 of 32
Quote:
Originally Posted by appleg33k85 View Post
B. You need to define which games, as its usually dependent on games and settings
This
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post #5 of 32
Why is there a poll? You're not asking for peoples opinions, this can easily determined by looking at numbers from benches and reviews.
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post #6 of 32
depends on the game - some games use alot of VRAM - thus 2gb will win... some games don't use much VRAM and gtx 580 sli will win because of pure power
post #7 of 32
Personally i would go with 2x GTX580 since they're absolute beast, but the 6970s are on par as well since they have advantage on the Vram.
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post #8 of 32
If price isn't and issue I would go with the GTX580sli. But the 6970s are significantly cheaper and have a better price to performance ratio.
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post #9 of 32
I would look at some benches but for Metro 2033 I would go 2gb.
post #10 of 32
Either will do. For 2560x1600 the 1.5GB VRam on the GTX 580 should be fine but for anything higher I'd definitely go 2GB VRam. The GTX 580 SLI is absolutely beast, even when compared to HD 6970 Crossfire.

A thing to keep in mind is that Tessellation is the one huge feature that DX11 will be focusing on (including Battlefield 3). Nvidia is still superior to AMD when it comes to tessellation performance, especially at extreme settings.

I'd recommend the GTX 580 SLI if you are willing to shell out the extra cash.
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