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post #11 of 33
Woah relax dude lol, I just remembered seeing that article posted on the news section here. Maybe you should post this new one in the news section if it bothers you that much. Plus the fact this guy is on one monitor still makes the swap unecessary.
Edited by fashric - 6/2/11 at 4:46am
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post #12 of 33
I wouldn't bother personally, you might notice a slight difference in benchmarks. But in the real world you won't. It's just a waste of your time.
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Originally Posted by fashric View Post
Woah relax dude lol, I just remembered seeing that article posted on the news section here. Maybe you should post this new one in the news section if it bothers you that much. Plus the fact this guy is on one monitor still makes the swap unecessary.
I'm not going to post it in the news section because it would be a repost

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Originally Posted by Boyboyd View Post
I wouldn't bother personally, you might notice a slight difference in benchmarks. But in the real world you won't. It's just a waste of your time.
and this.
 
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post #14 of 33
People, doing 120FPS on 1920x1080 takes as much power (roughly) as 60FPS on 2560x1600.
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post #15 of 33
Don't do that, Waste of money.

But if you absolutely want more GPU power, then do like me, put another 6970 (or unlock 6950) to go Quad-Fire with 6990+6970+6970. This did cost me LESS (1350$ total) then 580 Tri-SLI, and it's alot more powerful. Quad GPUs against 3.

There is not a single game on the market that I can't maxed out with max AA/AF. I'm even playing The Witcher 2 maxed out and with UBERSAMPLING ON.

And I get around the same GPU score with 3D Mark 11 that 580 Quad-SLI are getting. For almost half the price.
    
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stick with what you have. Nvidia is overpriced and you would use too much juice
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post #17 of 33
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There is not a single game on the market that I can't maxed out with max AA/AF. I'm even playing The Witcher 2 maxed out and with UBERSAMPLING ON.
What FPS? Off topic, but I'm just curious. 12 million pixels sound intimidating.
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post #18 of 33
At the very least if you don't have room for triple monitors, grab a 30" monitor before switching to tri-sli 580's - and you don't need a 1200w psu to run tri-sli, a good 1000w will do fine

I'm all for tri-sli 580's, but in this point an case definitely not worth it :-\\
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post #19 of 33
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Originally Posted by appleg33k85 View Post
At the very least if you don't have room for triple monitors, grab a 30" monitor before switching to tri-sli 580's - and you don't need a 1200w psu to run tri-sli, a good 1000w will do fine

I'm all for tri-sli 580's, but in this point an case definitely not worth it :-\\
It takes as much power to run 1920x1080 at 120FPS as it does to run 2560x1600 at 60FPS. I stated this earlier. Read the thread before posting, please.
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post #20 of 33
Fortunately its not your thread to bark at people about posting - and running 2560 x 1600 @ 120fps would be far more challenging which would be really the only reason to go with tri-sli 580's vs. the OP's original setup if they are not planning on going surround.

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It takes as much power to run 1920x1080 at 120FPS as it does to run 2560x1600 at 60FPS. I stated this earlier. Read the thread before posting, please.
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