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I was inferring that the 480, 570, and 6970 are all in the same boat performance-wise.
Hahahaha ok,

Guess we see eye to eye then!
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Seriously guys drop this whole 480 issue with noise, power, heat etc... Honestly if your playing a game and the sound of the fan is overpowering then you need better speakers or headphones.

Mine never go above 85c which is way below the 105c that the card was designed to handle. Power is another topic I dont see the issue with. First of all are you even paying the bills? 2nd is another 5 dollars a year really a big deal?
You forgot one thing...the 570 is on par with the 480 without all those issues.

The 480 was rushed, Nvidia needed a couple more months to sort out its problems but they were already late on their deadline.

Buying an aftermarket cooled GTX 480 like the Gigabyte SOC is OK because it deals with the noise and high temps and it uses less power but a reference 480 is not a good idea when you can get a much better card like the 570.
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woah sorry i havent posted in a while XD ive also seen some 1gb 6950s going fairly cheap- is the scaling better than with the 560s/480s? and apparently amd have dirver problems with crossfire?? opinions!!!!!
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Buy your parts from Aria.co.uk.

Great company, support is good.

Best of all, they donate 10% of their profits to charity for the next 5 years!

http://www.aria.co.uk/SuperSpecials/...roductId=43736

Pretty good price there.
wow that is pretty damn good value! i have been looking at aria already btw i dont think i can afford 2 though, so 560/6950 sli/xfire would be my highest performance option
post #35 of 70
anything from GTX 560 TI / 6950 2GB and upward will be fine at 1080p.

All that matters is how much you want to spend..$$$
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anything from GTX 560 TI / 6950 2GB and upward will be fine at 1080p.

All that matters is how much you want to spend..$$$
This ^

Crossfire does scale well, in some cases the drivers can be a pain. Just look up which drivers are good to install! It shouldn't be a decision buster.
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Get a 6950 2gb(has to but 2gb to unlock) and unlock to 6970, always cheaper and you have an upgrade path of adding a second one in.
    
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Get a 6950 2gb(has to but 2gb to unlock) and unlock to 6970, always cheaper and you have an upgrade path of adding a second one in.
BEWARE!

Not all 6950's will flash. The early ones did and some after, but not all.
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Between a 6950 1GB and a 560Ti, I'd go with the 560Ti. They are incredibly strong GPU's (on par with a GTX470), and just one of those will crush 1080p gaming for the most part. SLI 560 Ti's would be insane, even for a future released game.
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post #40 of 70
Besides "future proofing" I never really understood why far most people recommend the single GPU option with the multi GPU option being cheaper and better performing.

Takie a look at Crysis. It's from 2007 and is the second most demanding game out there atm., with Metro taking 1st.
Games don't evolve that fast, and a SLi or Crossfire will presumably stand out for at least 2 years until they need to be upgraded.
Now ... Obviously I cannot be sure about anything in the future at all. But I'm somewhat certain a GTX 570 isn't that much bang for the buck even in two yearsthe way the graphics cards are advancing.

2x GTX 460's can play everything at 1080p at high setting, unless you enable MSAA in Metro 2033.
Edited by p4p3r - 6/2/11 at 2:51am
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