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I recently canceled my 6950 CF order and got a GTX 580 Lightning Edition instead.


Just wanna see some enthusiast oppinions about my decision
Edited by Kung Pow - 5/31/11 at 1:15pm
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Maybe you saved yourself from some driver troubles. Better tesseletion performance? Less noise, less energy used.
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I had cf 6870s and despite the fact that they should have been significantly more powerful my 570 at 800/1600/2000 runs everything better. It has lower peak frame rates but no stuttering and no constant frame rate drops. Plus better Linux support and lower temps. Some of that could have been cf issues but I will likely never buy another amd card.
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i play at 1920x1080p on a 42" Sony Bravia Full HD TV

My main factors for the preference of the 580 Lightning over the 6950 TWFIII CF was because I did not wanna deal with any micro stuttering or CF problems.

In theory 6950 CF is superior to a Single 580 in performance.
But I the advantages of a single gpu + the cheaper price got me in the end^^

Do you think the performance inferiority of the 580 will be vastly noticable when gaming on my screen?
Especially at max settings?

Here a picture of my screen
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post #5 of 50
I'm sorry, but 6950s in crossfire would have smoked a 580
    
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Screen size doesn't FPS. It has the same pixels as any 1080p TV / monitors.

You're fine.
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post #7 of 50
I am not picky about fram rates but my 570 has been just fine with the top end games at max at 1920x1080. The extra power of the 580 plus an OC and you should be fine.

The 6950 cf would bench better though.
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You lose so much definition by playing on a hdtv than on a true full format monitor... Just saying there is a HUGE difference.
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post #9 of 50
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I specifically chose the Lightning because I wanted to max overclock.

My 950 is on 4.7 GHZ on the X58A-OC
RAM 12GB at 2200 MHZ at 8-8-8-20-1
and the GPU will go at 1GHZ


Why is a HDTV screen a bad idea?
It is not HD ready ..it is Full HD.
The max resolution is 1920x1080p how do I lose "definition"?
I did notice that my old GTX 295 was strugglin more on the 42" Sony Bravia than on the 24" inch Samsung even though it was 1080p on both and screen size should not matter.

I hope my 580 will negate that little drop

My most decisive reason for getting a 580 over the 6950 CF was the resell value.
That GPU upgrade is just temporary until Kepler arrives.
Because I wanna sell the card when Kepler is released it needs to have good resell value.
6950 CF would not have sold as good as a 580

And the single gpu advantages did the rest
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Hatfieco View Post
You lose so much definition by playing on a hdtv than on a true full format monitor... Just saying there is a HUGE difference.
What?



Also OP: You should be good with the 580. It should run all the games on 1080p with nice framerates.
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