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2x just for lower power consumption hopefullyyyyyy
You just missed the point of this whole thread lol.

j/k

But I would go with the 6970s, then just sell them down the line if you find out you have some magical connection to the 580s.
    
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Hands down go for the MSI N580GTX Lightning Xtreme Edition.
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Hands down go for the MSI N580GTX Lightning Xtreme Edition.
Just one? I don't think that beats anything suggested on this thread
    
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Why buy 3X 580 for 1500$ while I got my Quad-Fire set-up for 1350$?

And I can push 3X30'' LCD no problems. Everything is working fine. And it's alot faster then 580 Tri-SLI. Quad-Fire is so much better then Tri-SLI, it's not even fair.

OP. 3X6970 is much better then 580 SLI. It's not even fair. 580 are OVERPRICED for no reason. With latest drivers, 6970 Crossfire is often faster then 580 SLI. So 3X6970 is no contest. Raping 580 SLI.
    
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Hands down go for the MSI N580GTX Lightning Xtreme Edition.
Well that just answered the whole question for us! /sarcasm

Seriously though why do you advocate the two 580's? You will end up with less FPS.

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Why buy 3X 580 for 1500$ while I got my Quad-Fire set-up for 1350$?

And I can push 3X30'' LCD no problems. Everything is working fine. And it's alot faster then 580 Tri-SLI. Quad-Fire is so much better then Tri-SLI, it's not even fair.

OP. 3X6970 is much better then 580 SLI. It's not even fair. 580 are OVERPRICED for no reason.
Meh. Quadfire isn't a very good price/performance balance. You see far less scaling out of the 4th GPU than you do from the third and so on. Granted for the price of three 580's you can quadfire 4 6970's or 2 6990's, I'm just not sold. I don't doubt that 4 will score better and bench better than three, I just personally find the improvement from 3 to 4 GPU's to be less than worth it.
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post #56 of 77
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Hands down go for the MSI N580GTX Lightning Xtreme Edition.
Not worth the $75 over the 2gb Vanilla Lightning unless you can show me an instance that uses 3gb vram. In many situations that buffer can actually cost you frames.

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Why buy 3X 580 for 1500$ while I got my Quad-Fire set-up for 1350$?

And I can push 3X30'' LCD no problems. Everything is working fine. And it's alot faster then 580 Tri-SLI. Quad-Fire is so much better then Tri-SLI, it's not even fair.
No to say this is a bad idea, because I agree with you if the OP wanted to take this route. But just for my own curiosity, what kind of scaling to 6990s have?
    
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But just for my own curiosity, what kind of scaling to 6990s have?
I'm using 6990+6970+6970 Quad-Fire. Not 2X6990.

And scaling is better then 580 Quad-SLI.
    
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I'm using 6990+6970+6970 Quad-Fire. Not 2X6990.

And scaling is better then 580 Quad-SLI.
Nice, sorry didn't look at your GPUs lol.
    
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But just for my own curiosity, what kind of scaling to 6990s have?
Pretty amazing scaling if you ask me

Also this:




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