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Nah the first gen bulldozer chips won't have an on die gpu. The second gen will, AMD is bring out Phenom IIs with on die gpus I believe to compete for the APU segment, as well as millions of other lower end low power APUs, MILLIONS.

Two 6950s would be faster than a single 580. Assuming 1GHz (unlocked) for both I'd get it a 160% fps vs 100% advantage (guessing).
I'm mildly curious about AMD's K10.5 architecture refined on 32nm process. It could make a nice next upgrade for my girlfriend's PC. Anyone know if this will be available on a typical desktop platform?
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But What do yall think is faster 2 6950 2gb or a Single 580 ? Because if i do sell my 6950 2gb i still need 200 dollers more lmao.
    
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But What do yall think is faster 2 6950 2gb or a Single 580 ? Because if i do sell my 6950 2gb i still need 200 dollers more lmao.
I would get another 6950. No doubt.

Isn't it still possible/likely to unlock shaders on the 6950s?
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yea i got mys unlocked. But i havent left it overclocked im trying to find out if overclocking really gives you that much difference in FPS in games ? and How High Would i need to Go and i dont really care about 4 Extra Frames. If its like 10 or 15 ok
    
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But What do yall think is faster 2 6950 2gb or a Single 580 ? Because if i do sell my 6950 2gb i still need 200 dollers more lmao.
I thought I answered that, but let me say it again. Two 6950s would be faster in gaming. However CUDA would prove more valuable in your other applications.

The 580 is a poor choice for you imo.

This guy is trying to trade his 570 + 450 for a 5xxx or 6xxx card.

http://www.overclock.net/video/10225...gts-450-a.html

I would shoot him a PM, as you could kill two birds with one stone here as the extra card would allow a 3rd screen (not surround) as well as folding/physics madness.

There are other options as well if you look, you could get a used 480 here for $225 which is faster than the 6950 imo, it just gets hotter/louder - great card for water though.

http://www.overclock.net/video/98584...870s-sale.html
    
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Alright ill think about it doh. Just Idk what can be wrong with that card why would he sell 2 card for one doh kinda Stinky. lol
    
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But one question how much difference in overclockign my card will i get in performace how many Frames in Games? I do alot of gaming
    
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It's a stock EVGA 570, they have a poor vrm design and people have killed those cards once they went over 1.1v which usually gave them around 900+ core.

However since its an EVGA card chances are it has a lifetime warranty, these are details you could discuss when him further. I got one of my 470s for $180 a few months back and it also came with a lifetime warranty & a backplate.

Best way to test overclocking performance is to do it and bench your card in fake/real benchmarks. Make sure you watch your gpu usage, you may hit a point with no return on FPS and that would indicate a cpu bottleneck.

Keep in mind most of the unlocked 6950's I've seen max out around 1GHz core, overclocking the memory typically doesn't yield great results since it's usually more than enough at stock. From what I've seen unlocked 6950's in CF /w SB perform slightly better than my 470s at 900 core. A 480 would probably reach my performance level on air, but it would probably get quite hot doing it. However I believe a 480 on air would be the best match in performance to your unlocked 6950.
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I think it would be easiest for you just to add a second 6950. The performance will be well beyond a single 580 and it will be cheaper for you as well. Then again, if you consider you may want to SLI the 580's at some point, that will certainly outperform two 6950's...

Also there is not much of a reason to wait out BD at this point. We may not see it widely available until September and all indications are that it is performing poorly compared to SB at the moment....
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How many do you see run them speeds 24/7? If your lucky it still takes 1.45-1.5v to reach that.

To answer OP, Just wait... Patience is a virtue and who knows what Bulldozer will be like.
With proper cooling it's a non issue. When I say proper I mean an XSPC rasa kit. I know a few people with 5.4s, and the average is 4.7/.8 only 200mhz off 5, and that's offered NOW. sure go ahead wait till BD, whenever that rolls around lol. Or you could get a true performer now and worry about "performance" later, although I doubt BD will give SB a run for it's money performance (not price performance) wise.
     
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