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Should I trade my 6990/6970 Trifire for 3 Way 580's?

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Looking to do this, but unsure. I am wondering whether if it is sensible to swap my current setup (which I might add is already quite powerful) to an even more powerful 3 x 580's.

I think I am addicted to GPU's

So what do you fellas think?
    
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post #2 of 33
It's not really worth it.

I can't even believe you have that setup and only one monitor, it's such a waste. Get another 2 monitors at least!
    
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Yea I have no space on my desk lol. I like to have more than 120 fps constantly in my games, so much easier on my eyes.
    
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post #4 of 33
You could do that on a single 580/6970 for 90% of games,
    
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post #5 of 33
No, same performance but more power draw so it makes no sense.
http://www.hardocp.com/article/2011/...ifire_review/1
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post #6 of 33
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Originally Posted by SmokinWaffle View Post
You could do that on a single 580/6970 for 90% of games,
Haha probably, but I have an urge to fill my last PCIE slot
I haven't tried the current 500 series NVIDIA cards, so I it got me thinking a little.
    
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post #7 of 33
stick with what you have. Nvidia is overpriced and you would use too much juice
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post #8 of 33
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No, same performance but more power draw so it makes no sense.
http://www.hardocp.com/article/2011/...ifire_review/1
Yup I just read through that article, hmm. I maybe I should sell my 6970 and get another 6990. In NZ tho, 580's are dropping in price and AMD cards are holding steady and even rising in price.
    
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post #9 of 33
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stick with what you have. Nvidia is overpriced and you would use too much juice
Yea good point, I would need to upgrade my PSU too to at least a 1200w
    
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post #10 of 33
Quote:
Originally Posted by fashric View Post
No, same performance but more power draw so it makes no sense.
http://www.hardocp.com/article/2011/...ifire_review/1
oh for crying out loud would people stop quoting that outdated article. [H] themselves said that they had a bad testing platform for that one and that tri-SLI suffered massively for that i7 920 @ 3,6ghz

Here is the redux:

http://www.hardocp.com/article/2011/...trifire_redux/

spoiler: they used a 2600K @ 4.8gHz for that one and look what the OP has...
 
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