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I was thinking about selling all 3 of my 570s and buying 3x6970 instead of 2x580s.

I was wondering how the current drivers are for mulitple gpus in crossfire these days. I haven't had a 6970 since the first month it came out and i had major issues with the card/drivers itself (artifacts, heat, noise) the card might just have been a dud, it was a msi reference design which had tons of complaints the first time they came out.

And will i need to change my psu for either the 3x6970 or 2x580s?

EDIT: forgot to mention i will be gaming on a new 1900x1200 monitor, from my 1080p tv... i doubt that makes a difference but just in case...
Edited by badatgames18 - 6/12/11 at 11:55am
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I tend to stay away from any time of multiple GPU situations. I've noticed on both sides that it always leads to some issues. I would rather just buy one powerful card and just deal with single drivers.
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Either just keep the 570s or get the 580s. The power supply you have now will easily power two 580s. Why do you want to change out?
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Either just keep the 570s or get the 580s. The power supply you have now will easily power two 580s. Why do you want to change out?
I get bored of the same hardware
i think i've had different gpus every single month of this year

btw one 570 isn't being used as i only have room for two cards on my current motherboard. If i get 3x6970s i planned on buying a maximus

I was trying to find an excuse to upgrade motherboards again lol

My question is will i even see a performance gain from 3x6970s if i'm only gaming at 1900x1200 vs two 580s?
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Do you ever do video editing? B/c cuda will help with that and Nvidia has physx. At your resolution i don't think there will be performance gain. Just get the maximus and use that 3rd 570. Although the performance isn't going to be that much different that what you are use to. Also i'm not sure on the psu handling the 3 570s. It may or may not...i'll look into it for you. Definitly get a new psu for tri sli if you're ocing
Edited by Sean Webster - 6/12/11 at 12:54pm
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Since you are not really going to get a Huge performance gain either way if you stayed with your current 570's or got 3 6970 and obviously money isn't an issue if you are going to be getting a maximus along with the GPU's. Just pick what you like better.
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Stick with your 570's. I got 2 rigs one with 480's in SLI and the other with 3 6970's. I feel that the performance of 3 x 6970's is underwhelming. The majority of games that i own don't play as well when i compare them to my 480's in SLI
Edit: actually Dead Space 2, Mass Effect 2 and Black Op's actually run amazing. Haha
Edited by Yokes29 - 6/12/11 at 3:58pm
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Crossfire doesn't scale as well as SLI and I would also consider why you even need 3 570's or 3 6970's when your screen real estate is only 1920x1200. Two of either of those cards will more than suffice.
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