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Hey all, I am planning in picking up two of these as I already have one of the older model...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824254052

and I don't think my two 460 GTX's in SLI are going to cut the cake. I've come to terms with the fact that at the graphics settings I like to play running at 5760x1200, I'll have to spend at least ~600+ bucks on GFX cards.

My heavily oc'd i7 920 should keep up with any 2 cards out there but I'm welcome to any upgrades you guys think would be useful. But mostly...

What card/cards would you recommend and why? I always love benches.
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Amd 6950 2gb unlocked and overclocked. 2 of them. Trust me.
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http://www.overclock.net/nvidia/8016...ream-card.html

At an extreme res like that, you'll really want a card with at least 2GB of VRAM if you want to maintain high IQ settings (high res textures, AA etc).

Unfortunately there aren't many high memory options on the green side. SLI 2GB GTX 560 Tis is probably the best nVidia option in your price range. The next closest option would be SLI 3GB 580s, though that will be closer to $1200.

If you're including AMD, CFX 6950s/6970s or a 6990 (if you can find a good price) are all great options too.
post #4 of 13
+1 for 2GB 6950 x2.

for 600 dollars you could get 2 6950 lightnings and that would be 600 exactly, and they're unlockable!

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-575-_-Product
    
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For a budget of US$600 (ie $300 per card):-
The best C/P pair from the green camp is GTX560 Ti 2GB. Once overclocked and coupled with 2GB per GPU, this pair is fairly decent.
You will have a choice between Palit's (US$260 per card) and EVGA's (US$290 per card)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...eId=1&name=2GB

If you go into the red camp, HD6950/6970 2GB is also very good. 6950 2GB goes as low as US$230-250 per card while 6970 2GB is around US$320 a piece. Highest C/P among these 3 cards is certainly a pair of unlocked HD6950 2GB.

Lastly, your i7 920 at 4.2GHz has absolutely no problem with these cards at that resolution.
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Honestly depending on how high specced you like to run your games, I would recommend nothing short of SLI GTX 580's.
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I honestly would go with 6990+6850 unlocked to 6870 I believe I read was the best for high-resolution. As much as I hate recommending ATi, Betrayed when I owned their 5970 I still give them the nod for multi-monitor gaming even tho I feel its better to have 1 High quality monitor over multiple ones. For me 60+ fps gaming on my Screen is bliss
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For a budget of US$600 (ie $300 per card):-
The best C/P pair from the green camp is GTX560 Ti 2GB. Once overclocked and coupled with 2GB per GPU, this pair is fairly decent.
You will have a choice between Palit's (US$260 per card) and EVGA's (US$290 per card)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...eId=1&name=2GB
Ooh, EVGA finally put out a 2GB card? About time (price is kinda jacked up though...)!

Maybe MSI will do a 2GB 560 Ti Hawk next!
Edited by Booty Warrior - 6/17/11 at 12:45am
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It sounds like 6950/6970's in CF are the best bet, although I've had performance issues with crossfire (4890's) in the past. Would the extra Vram on the AMD cards give them the nod over two 570's in SLI? That was the config I had my eye on before posting.
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It sounds like 6950/6970's in CF are the best bet, although I've had performance issues with crossfire (4890's) in the past. Would the extra Vram on the AMD cards give them the nod over two 570's in SLI? That was the config I had my eye on before posting.
The 6900 series amd cards CFX scaling is unbelievable.

I'll grab some benches shortly but in many cases it's above 90 percent scaling!


cfx scaling issues are a thing of the past, it seems
    
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