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Thinking of this deal to trade my GTX 580 + $150 for 2x 6970's from PowerColor

What do you guys think? Would it be an $150 increase?
     
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yes it would, but it really depends if you like amd or nvidia features better.

However in terms of raw power and fps gains... yes it would
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Going off retail prices, its a good deal IMO. Supports higher resolutions .
     
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Yes 2 6970s are a beast. They would tear apart 580 if there are crossfire profiles out for the game also assuming the game scales well with multiple gpus. I would personally go for it and you could put that psu you have to work.
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I'd do it. 2x 6970 2GB would absolutely kill a 1.5GB GTX580. Base on the amount of $$ on top of your GTX580, i think it's pretty fair.
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Okay,

What about keeping my 580 and getting another 580 for $400?. Which would you think would be more worth it?
     
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Originally Posted by Balsagna;13860514 
Okay,

What about keeping my 580 and getting another 580 for $400?. Which would you think would be more worth it?

to me yes... but opinions will differ on this.

2x580s>2x6970s period. unless you are gaming at increadibly high resolutions... like 5670x1600

go with whatever fits your budget
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yeh i think its a no brainer!
    
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Originally Posted by Balsagna;13860514 
Okay,

What about keeping my 580 and getting another 580 for $400?. Which would you think would be more worth it?

I still think 2x 6970 are still more cost effective. I'd still do the trade.
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post #10 of 16
I'd stick with the single 580 you already have now. GTX 580 doesn't scale all that well to be worth SLI-ing but then again it depends on the games you play (if another 580 makes the difference between playable/unplayable game then it's probably worth it). 2x6970 would be much faster in Crossfire supported games, but a lot worse in non-supported ones.
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