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I need something that will be superior than this 4870x2 without breaking the bank. The Ranking system on here puts this card at 14th.

Would I see large performance increase with the 6970/6950/570? Is there alternative route with lets say 2x 560's/ 2x 6850? I don't want to waste my money and get a card and it perform worse or only give me a few more fps.

I'm on a 22" 1650x1050 monitor atm, I do have my HDTV that I have used in the past 1920x1080. So is there a benfit of going 2gb over 1gb of vram?

So would 2x 6950 2gb be any better than 2x 6950 1gb? Would 560 Ti's in SLI be better than the 6950's?
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1. Anything higher than a 5870 will feel faster. If you want noticeable, you should probably go for 2x570/6950s

2. for 1080p, 1GB is fine

3. 560~6950, so your choice really
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post #3 of 18
Yes you will see a huge difference. I came from a 4870 -> 4890x2 -> 560Tix2. The non-ti version will undoubtedly outperform your current setup by miles.

2gb vram per card is for resolutions higher than 1080p (not equal to) or setups with more than one monitor - Been using 1gbx2 with my 23" 1080p with no issues.
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post #4 of 18
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If you want noticeable, you should probably go for 2x570/6950s
False. That setup will most likely break his budget & 560x2 will already make a very noticeable difference.
    
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post #5 of 18
get 2 460 hawks. £300 odd and better than the 580. much faster than 4870x2
    
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I do use multiple monitors, but only game on one, the other is just used for misc stuff like teamspeak 3 so I can see who is talking etc..
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I came from a 4870x2 and can't say I'm disappointed. I don't know what your budget is but the 6950 flashed to the 6970 is a great deal and you get dx11. gl
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I do use multiple monitors, but only game on one, the other is just used for misc stuff like teamspeak 3 so I can see who is talking etc..
That wouldn't be a problem since there will still only be 1 screen's worth of resolution for your cards to work on. The other screen will essentially require zero load from your cards.

You will only need more than 1gb if you use eyefinity/nvidia surround on 1080p+ monitors.
    
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Price is an issue, I want to get the best performance, but not break the bank... so:

570gtx 1.2gb = 329.99
2x 570gtx 1.2gb = 659.98
6970 2gb = 339.98
2x 6970 2gb = 679.98
6950 1gb = 229.98
2x 6950 1gb = 459.98
6950 2gb = 249.98
2x 6950 2gb = 499.98
560 Ti 1gb = 239.98
2x 560 Ti 1gb = 479.98
560 Ti 2gb = 279.98
2x 560 Ti 2gb = 559.98

Just going off these prices, I can get 2x 6950's 1gb for 459.98, 120$ more than 1 6970. But in retrospect, 2x 6970/570 pushes you well above 500$.

The 560 Ti 1gb is very comparable to the 6950's 1gb for price, only being 20$ or so more. So out of the two, which are better performers in CF/SLI?
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Well the reviews say these cards are neck and neck, both swap performance on tests etc...

I've actually never owned a Nvidia product, and all reviews say the oc and perform on par. Only difference atm is the ATI' setup is 20$ cheaper...
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