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post #31 of 64
I haven't seen any xfire 6970's that could keep up with my 580's. They are a lot better value however...
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You must be blind.
    
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580SLI 3gb = 1200 dollars lol, but it beats 6970 CF
Go for 6990+6970, cause it beats both and cheaper than the former
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Yea, the 6970s would destroy a single 580. But if you went with two 580s....
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post #35 of 64
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No, in many situations the 580 3GBs are slower than the HD 6970s.

GTX 580s are for retarded people and only ******* suggest it.
You didn't actually read the benchmark you just linked did you?

The 6970 CFX "beats" the 3GB 580 SLI when the 6970s are running 4xMSAA w/16xAF while the 580 was running 16xCSAA and 16xAF...

In the apples to apples comparison on the same page the 580s won handily:


Edited by Booty Warrior - 8/3/11 at 12:42pm
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Originally Posted by Booty Warrior View Post

In the apples to apples comparison on the same page the 580s won handily:

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We really wanted to push this game, so we cranked it up to 8X MSAA on all video cards to see how they lined up. The MSI N580GTX Lightning XE 3GB SLI is an amazing 81% faster than two standard GTX 580's and 35% faster than two Radeon HD 6970 CFX video cards! This is just amazing. The 2GB 6970's are 34% faster than two standard GTX 580's. This game really goes to show the advantage of VRAM at this resolution.


Bottom line is:

If value proposition is all you're seeking, go with AMD.
If pure performance is all you're after, go with NVIDIA.
    
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post #37 of 64
Obviously the 580s are faster in some situations but the 6970s also wins handily in benchmarks.

I should have linked another page but I assumed people had the ability to click and look through the review. Maybe I should just repost the whole thing here since that doesn't seem to be happening.
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Unless you're talking about the 3GB version which are even more expensive the 6970s in CFX is a much better choice because of the increased VRAM. At resolutions above 1920x1080 where these options are practical it's very possible to use up the 1.5GB framebuffer the 580s have. Not only that, but the 6970s scale better and are much cheaper.

580s are pretty fail.

At 2560x1600 the 6970s beat the 580s.

It keeps up with or beats the 3GB version, too.
Wow that review is news to me
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post #39 of 64
If you're paying full price, snag a 6970. However, try your luck in the Open Box lotto. If you're quick at the keyboard, you have a chance
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You didn't actually read the benchmark you just linked did you?

The 6970 CFX "beats" the 3GB 580 SLI when the 6970s are running 4xMSAA w/16xAF while the 580 was running 16xCSAA and 16xAF...

In the apples to apples comparison on the same page the 580s won handily:

MinitroN:

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you nvidia fanboys are retarded or dyslexic.
Are you sure you're not the one that's retarded or dyslexic?
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