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Not sure what to get HD6950 x2 1gig or GTX580?
It will go with a i7 990x or the new sandy i5 200k the only reason the i7 990x is an option is a can get it at a real good price.
Edited by m-audio - 6/3/11 at 5:00am
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You would get better performance out of the 6950s.
    
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Originally Posted by trentonv17;13738489 
You would get better performance out of the 6950s.

This. If you're only playing on that 22" monitor in your sig the 1GB 6950's will be fine, and in crossfire should beat a GTX 580 easily.
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2x 6950 will give you better performance overall. I'd recommend the 2gb vRAM version tho. Although one 580 will eliminate any problems that could potentially arise from going with dual cards.
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Originally Posted by Skuloth;13738520 
2x 6950 will give you better performance overall. I'd recommend the 2gb vRAM version tho. Although one 580 will eliminate any problems that could potentially arise from going with dual cards.

I agree, if you can find the 2gb reference cards, go with them instead for the shader unlocking ability
    
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Definitely get the 2 GB reference cars if you go with the 6950.

To be honest though, you only need one at 1080p so maybe a single 6970 or the gtx580 would suit you better. I'd go 6970 myself because for the money the 6970 kills the 580.
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I think you should go with the 580

Reasons:
- no crossfire mess
- room to upgrade in the future
- less heat in your case
- less noise
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Originally Posted by hirolla888;13738787 
I think you should go with the 580

Reasons:
- no crossfire mess
- room to upgrade in the future
- less heat in your case
- less noise

My reference 6950 is near silent, 2 of them would be no bother at all.

By the way OP if you do end up getting the 6950's, i made a guide on how to unlock the shaders.
Edited by fibre_optics - 6/3/11 at 10:13am
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Originally Posted by fibre_optics;13738838 
My reference 6950 is near silent, 2 of them would be no bother at all.

I'm sorry but I have a reference 6950 and they're anything but silent. The fan is loud and has an annoying howl as soon as it's ramped up to 34% rolleyes.gif

Fact remains, even if you don't think the 6950 is loud, the 580 will be quieter than 2 of them.
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Originally Posted by fibre_optics;13738838 
My reference 6950 is near silent, 2 of them would be no bother at all.

By the way OP if you do end up getting the 6950's, i made a guide on how to unlock the shaders.

near silent? what is the distance between ur pc and ur ears?
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