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Poll Results: 5670 x 1080 Gaming Cards

 
  • 8% (7)
    GTX 580 1.5GB x 2
  • 38% (32)
    GTX 580 3GB x 2
  • 1% (1)
    GTX 590 3GB
  • 38% (32)
    HD 6970 2GB x 2
  • 13% (11)
    HD 6990 4GB
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post #51 of 87
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Originally Posted by makesithappen View Post
I know msi has excellent cooling.

My gpu idles at 24 and has never gone over 60 at load with most heaviest game out there and after hours of play, not to mention it's very quiet.

Keep in mind msi is more then likely going to use a custom pcb not just 'evga' overclock you can do yourself and call it o.c edition.

580's have a lot more power so I would imagine they would run hotter especially in sli.

Top card gains about 10 degrees if I am not wrong but if you're going after market solution then it's all good.

At the end of the day, it's whatever your personal preference is and what YOU think is best. If i was in your position I know what I would personally go for.

Good luck either way.
Thanks, I'll more then likely be making the decision to night, hopefully with a sale or two as incentive towards one card or another.

I'm not worried about the top card due to the fact my board i can populate in PCI-E 1 and PCI-E 5 slots to give the top card more space, typically yielding only a 5C temp increase in the case of my 560s and seemingly same temperatures with my temp 9800GX2 configuration.
post #52 of 87
Why is this thread still going? the guy put up the comparison, and the 6970s not only stayed within 3-5 fps in every test with 3 monitors, it outperformed in some games.

the choice is easy at this point. If you go for 580s you're wasting your money.
    
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post #53 of 87
becuase some people flat out dont like ati. We gave the OP all of our opinions, posted some reviews, and posted what we all thought, ultimately, it is up to him. There are plenty of other factors in a card such as cooling, overclock ability, fps of course (processor helps here), and drivers. Might be a waste of money to you if you are ok with ati cards. The 6970 does stand up, but for those who prefer nvidia for whatever reason they have, the money is not a waste. The waste of money is in your opinion. Let the guy choose.
post #54 of 87
Tri 6970 for 1020 before tax I think would be better than dual GTX 580 3GC
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Tri 6970 for 1020 before tax I think would be better than dual GTX 580 3GC
Like the review that guy posted showed, 2 6970s is still equal to and sometimes better than 2 580s at his res.
    
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post #56 of 87
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I have no interest in going Tri anything right now and would definitely be overkill, though it is seeming that the 6970s are the better buy/performance. I just hope the drivers aren't as bad as some people are making them out to be as drivers are a key factor in what makes a card great
post #57 of 87
Well what kind of performance are you looking for? Because Tri-SLI or Tri-CFX is NOT overkill for 5760x1080, it can seriously be necessary at times to pull games out of the FPS gutter.

I can tell you that none of those options offer 60+fps in every title.

Tell me what games you want to play this in, and I will give you my personal experience, since I have had 580 1.5gb in SLI and 590 SLI, and 5870 TriFire. I also currently run 5760x1080.
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post #58 of 87
For the most part AMD drivers are fine but there are somethings that are lacking:
Their support for new cards usually lags behind the release date so you have unoptimized drivers for a month. This is not a problem here.

The layout of CCC is terrible and there's no individual game profiles.

Nvidia updates their drivers more regularly and their updates are usually more reliable.


I've never found myself unable to play a game the way I like when I was using Radeons but I didn't have crossfire and that was like 2 years ago. I would be wary about updating drivers but it wasn't a big deal.

That being said, nvidia continually refine their drivers and you can tell.
    
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For the most part AMD drivers are fine but there are somethings that are lacking:
Their support for new cards usually lags behind the release date so you have unoptimized drivers for a month. This is not a problem here.

The layout of CCC is terrible and there's no individual game profiles.

Nvidia updates their drivers more regularly and their updates are usually more reliable.


I've never found myself unable to play a game the way I like when I was using Radeons but I didn't have crossfire and that was like 2 years ago. I would be wary about updating drivers but it wasn't a big deal.

That being said, nvidia continually refine their drivers and you can tell.
Bolded points are untrue.

Both sides will have unoptimized drivers for new releases, at least to some extent. The vast majority of driver specific issues from either side are resolved fairly quickly.. This was the case with my 5770s and my 560ti.

CCC has individual game profiles. edit: if you mean they don't have custom game profiles, I wasn't aware of that and have never seen it as an issue, but that's subjective.... Nvidia's updates are no more reliable than AMD's. I've tried 5 different drivers for my card and have suffered the same downclocking issue that many others have.

AMD releases driver updates frequently as well. This doesn't mean that either side has "better" drivers than the other, as quantity does not determine quality.

Both sides have good driver support IMO. It's a non-issue.
    
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Bolded points are untrue.

Both sides will have unoptimized drivers for new releases, at least to some extent. The vast majority of driver specific issues from either side are resolved fairly quickly.. This was the case with my 5770s and my 560ti.

CCC has individual game profiles. edit: if you mean they don't have custom game profiles, I wasn't aware of that and have never seen it as an issue, but that's subjective.... Nvidia's updates are no more reliable than AMD's. I've tried 5 different drivers for my card and have suffered the same downclocking issue that many others have.

AMD releases driver updates frequently as well. This doesn't mean that either side has "better" drivers than the other, as quantity does not determine quality.

Both sides have good driver support IMO. It's a non-issue.
The 590 had bad drivers for 2 days. The 6970 didn't even have drivers for a month.

I don't care if you see custom profiles as an issue. I was just pointing out this is one area where nvidia is better.

I can find quite a few threads with people complaining about their problems with Catalyst 11.7. Some in these very forums. I can't find any posts about Forceware 275.33 drivers (or any recent drivers really).

Again, nvidia drivers are better than AMD drivers.
    
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