Originally Posted by jprovido
if you're going for a triple monitor setup then amd is the way to go. a 6970 outperforms a gtx 580 at that resolution and kills it at crossfire and tri crossfire even though it's much cheaper.
a killer combo right now is a 6990+6970. outperforms a gtx 580 tri-sli which cost a lot more and consume a lot more power
The 580 kills
the 6970 at 2560x1200 which is the highest resolution that both of them can run in single.
The 6990+6970 vs TriSLI 580's was a case of CPU bottlenecking, they redone the test with a new Sandybridge rig and the 580's come out ontop, which is understandable for the extra cash you need to outlay for it...
OP, they're are 2gb versions of the 560Ti, im not sure where you originate from but there are a few around, Palit
have the 2gb versions.
If you would be looking to SLI 580's, then the 3gb version from EVGA
, MSI Lightning Extreme
would be the option i would suggest as 1.5gb of VRAM is still a limitation in some instances
SLI 560ti 2gb cards cost the same as a single 580 3gb card, so for a bang for buck solution this would be an option (i've chosen this option)
On the other hand you have a single 6970 which can run 3x monitors by itself, which is very nice in itself, but this is a loud card, and people complain of ATI drivers being a pain *shrug*
I've suggested Nvidia as i have done more research in that regard and i like a cool/quiet running card, good tesselation and 3d support, plus they have made a name for themselves in driver support, so yeah...
Hope i have contributed to you making an informed decision.
IshiEdited by Ishinomori - 6/13/11 at 3:03am