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6950 eyefinity or 2x gtx 560 sli

Poll Results: 6950 eyefinity or 2x gtx 560 sli

Poll expired: Jun 7, 2011  
  • 75% (12)
    6950 eyefinity
  • 25% (4)
    2x gtx 560 sli
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post #1 of 9
Thread Starter 
hi i need 3 screens for work when i build my new rig so i was going to buy 2x 560's so i could but i just discovered eyefinity and was wondering if it would be a better choice to get one card and run eyefinity or will 2x 560 be a better choice?

i will only have 3 screens for the moment and would only be using 1 for gaming but its around $200 cheaper for one card and the adaptor.

thank you for your advice in advance

EDIT: added poll
Edited by samuals - 6/4/11 at 4:34am
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post #2 of 9
Are you going to game? If so, get the 560's. If not the 6950 will do fine.
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post #3 of 9
GTX 560,s (imo)
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post #4 of 9
6950s .. pretty clear choice, honestly. The GTX 560 is a pretty weak card (unless it's a 560 TI), and hindered in frame-buffer for multiple resolutions. You say you're only going to be using one card for gaming; if so, why not actually apply the Eyefinity you've discovered & put them all to use as a SLS (single large surface) for gaming?

Also, the Radeon HD 6950 scales superbly in crossfire that, when combined Eyefinity depth resolutions & double typical frame-buffer, is a breathtaking & immersive experience that allows for maximum IQ settings & exceptional framerates. Just my opinion, of course, but I've found the Cayman gpus to be outstanding.
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post #5 of 9
Thread Starter 
is SLS meaning all one say 5760*1080 = 3x 1920*1080 screens?

also i was looking a the ti model is that going to make a massive difference?

i do game but atm i have a 9800gt 512mb so i get 15fps and on low settings and any real improvement would be a plus (i know i will be getting tones lol)

90% of what i do will be grapical and website work for my wifes business and i am happy with 1x21.5 1080 monitor (for the moment) to game on i was happy with one GTX 560 but was only after a second to have 3rd monitor.

i found these results witch back up the 6950.

on a side note 6950 will be 2gb ram and 560 will be one

if Ti wont be that much better i think 6950 has won
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post #6 of 9
6950 since you said you will be gaming on single monitor
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post #7 of 9
The 6950 will be faster, have more RAM, and scale better in a multi GPU configuration.

Unless you plan on using some sort of nVidia proprietary tech, like 3d vision, definitely go for the 6950s (and unlock them too )
post #8 of 9
Thread Starter 
just picked up a sapphire 6950 2gb

Quote:
Originally Posted by pangolinman View Post
T go for the 6950s (and unlock them too )
do you mean flash the bios? cause i have seen the comment around that this can be done (same card different clocks?) but is it better to flash or just overclock the card?
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post #9 of 9
6950 2gb XFire is the way to go. Scale better in XFire than SLI, more RAM For multiple monitors, you can unlock for better performance, drivers are actually really good, and they overclock like a beast!

Only thing you get with the 560ti is PHYSX.. but as we all know PHYSX is dead.

GL choosing.
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