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Originally Posted by Majin SSJ Eric View Post
I'd go with the 580. I like being able to play new games (ahem, Crysis 2)...
What about Dragon Age 2? If it weren't for that DX11 patch you wouldn't be playing Crysis 2 too well either from what I heard.

AMD puts out constant driver updates and profiles as where Nvida releases a WHQL every four months. You have a better chance with playing new games issue free with AMD imo.
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I'll try to input my opinion without starting a fan war here....

I am probably biased but I love my GTX 580. It maxes everything at 1920x1080 and I have ALWAYS been told to go with the best single GPU you can afford. Strictly speaking performance, 2 6950s are better then a 580, no doubt. But if 1 580 will max out everything, why even take the chance of getting some driver issues/overheating that comes with CF or SLI. Later on down the road, the 580 will be a lot cheaper and if you feel the need to upgrade, you can get another one. 580's in SLI are just about the most powerful setup you can have today. Besides tri 580s lol.
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6950s flashed to 6970s vs a single 580, the 6950s are better. Still funny to me that 2 of the 2nd best ATI cards are barely better than a single 580, nvidias 2nd best card.
Not only are your performance estimates off, but the 6950 isn't AMD's 2nd fastest card (6990,6970,6950).
Edited by sccr64472 - 7/31/11 at 8:48am
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6950s flashed to 6970s vs a single 580, the 6950s are better. Still funny to me that 2 of the 2nd best ATI cards are barely better than a single 580, nvidias 2nd best card.
I don't think he was looking for any fanboy comments, just help and facts.
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6950s flashed to 6970s vs a single 580, the 6950s are better. Still funny to me that 2 of the 2nd best ATI cards are barely better than a single 580, nvidias 2nd best card.
if the second best nvidia card is the 580 I'm assuming you are including dual gpu solutions. in which case only the truly ignorant and uninformed would leave out the 6990, which is amd's dual card gpu. Comparing the 6970 to the 580 is a moot point because of the 100$+ difference in price. it's apples and oranges.
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if the second best nvidia card is the 580 I'm assuming you are including dual gpu solutions. in which case only the truly ignorant and uninformed would leave out the 6990, which is amd's dual card gpu. Comparing the 6970 to the 580 is a moot point because of the 100$+ difference in price. it's apples and oranges.

clearly the 580 is the most powerful single gpu out there. I would not mind having one at all. I'm a PPD fanboy. PPD = Performance Per Dollar.
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clearly the 580 is the most powerful single gpu out there. I would not mind having one at all. I'm a PPD fanboy. PPD = Performance Per Dollar.
If you're a PPD fan, how can you take a GTX580 over even a GTX480? You can find them new for less than $250 and they're only like 10 to 15% slower than a GTX580.
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Not only are your performance estimates off, but the 6950 isn't AMD's 2nd fastest card (6990,6970,6950).
Dual gpus dont count.
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Dual gpus dont count.
You just said the GTX580 is Nvidia's second fastest card. Explain how that is true if you actually believe the above statement. You're running in circles. It's better just to walk away lol
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No.

A 3GB GTX580 would be a huge waste for a single monitor unless he was running 2560x1440 or 2560x1600.

For single monitor, I'd go for a pair of HD6950's because;

- They're cheaper than single GTX580 Matrix
- They perform a lot better
- They can unlock shaders to 6970's and perform even better
- Profit.

I think the choice is very clear here...

Why would you pay the same money for lot less performance?
I remember reading somewhere the newer batches of 6950's are being physically locked to prevent shaders from being unlocked. I can't recall the credibility of the source, but it sounds reasonable to me, why would AMD want to let people get 6970's for the price a 6950, no one would buy 6970's lol.
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