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post #21 of 33
What it looks like to me is, your looking for people to tell you switch because you like swapping out GPU's alot tbh lol.

So, if your getting GPU's for performance and useage, absolutely don't switch.
If your getting them because you want to change GPU's for the sake of it, then why not sure, if you've nout else to do lol.
post #22 of 33
Stick with what you have. You have plenty of performance. Trade the 6990 for two 6970's if you really want to fill that slot.

...unless you feel like drawing 1050w from the wall. Crysis 2 and Witcher 2 will do that.

>_>
post #23 of 33
From a value perspective, don't switch. I prefer Nvidia's drivers and multi-GPU implementation, so I went with 580s. My last build was dual 5970s, and I wasn't pleased.
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post #24 of 33
I really hope your not running those cards on a 1680 x 1050 monitor (2233RZ). Even 120Hz doesn't need that much hardware to max games at that resolution. Your system is super overkill already and your thinking of tri-580s! Anyways, I think you should buy two more of those monitors if you wanna go Tri-580s and play some nice 3D Surround. Although I'm sure 2 580s would be enough for 3 2233RZs'.
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post #25 of 33
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Originally Posted by appleg33k85 View Post
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.
There are no 2560x1600 displays that can display more than 60FPS so that point is useless.
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post #26 of 33
Triple 6970s @ the clocks OP is posting is, certainly, enough to maintain 120 fps with substantial AA/AF up to 2560x1600. At least, in 3/4 or more of contemporary titles. More demanding ones will, as-ever, not make said objective feasible. At least not absolutely so. At 7 mega-pixel with my current build, I am substantially beyond 60 fps on every game I play. Maxed out, etc. etc. Crysis, Warhead, Metro, et al. 120fps is simply out of reach as a benchmark-standard, though.

Honestly, why not invest in multiple-monitors? Or if you have to swap GPUs, a 3D vision setup? The rationale behind swapping GPUs seems, due respect intended, absolutely bizarre. Why not step up your supportive hardware & maximize the phenomenal capability you already possess?
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post #27 of 33
Quote:
Originally Posted by appleg33k85 View Post
and running 2560 x 1600 @ 120fps would be far more challenging
...because he would have to wait five years for someone to make a 2560x1600 120Hz monitor.


OP, get two more monitors. If you don't have much space then put them in Portrait mode.
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post #28 of 33
Quote:
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...because he would have to wait five years for someone to make a 2560x1600 120Hz monitor.
I'm a little more optimistic than that.
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post #29 of 33
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I'm a little more optimistic than that.
Well you're optimistic for nothing.

They just released the first IPS 120hz monitor a few days ago. It took ages.

They are NOT going to introduce 120hz to monitors that already cost 1000 or more dollars. It would make them like 3000 dollars or something, seeing the prices of current 120hz monitors both TN and IPS.
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post #30 of 33
I hereby grant OP permission to swap video cards to his hearts content. Have a blast.
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