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post #11 of 28
i was faced with this same question a week ago before i ordered my new system, i went with the 5970s in crossfire and i dont regret it. not only did i save $200 because each 580 was $100 more then the 6970 but i got the msi lightning edition and they come clocked stock @ 940MHz and i pushed them to 1.1GHz on both cards completely stable.

Ether way ether card is complete overkill for most games today, i say get the 6970 and take the money you save and put it toward some SSD's.

Edit: also amd takes the cake with Eyefinity if you are gaming on multiple monitors
Edited by vmatt1203 - 5/22/11 at 7:15pm
post #12 of 28
Quote:
Originally Posted by rdrdrdrd View Post
both the 590 and dual 460 can do surround on a single card
They are dual gpus, basically SLI by themselves. lol, not single gpus. don't count.
post #13 of 28
well they are dual gpus, but they're still one card
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GTX 580 FTW!!!!

I have Badaboom 2.0 and now it only takes me 12 mins to transcode a 720p HD movie in a 480p MP4 video file. It gets like 200fps constant. Talking 90 to 120min + movies.
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Thread Starter 
Seems like the consensus here is the 580 Lightning. I'll stick with that. Also, I'm not using 3 monitors, only 2. Thanks for the input everyone! I'll be giving +rep shortly!
    
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post #16 of 28
why not get the 6970 lightning?
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post #17 of 28
How come you would be getting the 580 lightning but just a reference MSI 6970? You should probably go for the 6950 reference then, same thing as the 6970 if you unlock it.
    
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i'm debating also in which one i'm gonna get., cause my Gtx 480 is messing up on me real bad .
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post #19 of 28
you wont go wrong with either of the two cards but i would say go for the 580 as nvidia provides less problematic drivers as opposed to ati.
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post #20 of 28
Gtx 580, all the way. Don't settle for second place.

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