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post #11 of 79
just do what I'm going to do. Find a holdover card like a 6870 or 6950 and wait for Kepler
post #12 of 79
Isn't a single 580 going to be cheaper?
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post #13 of 79
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Isn't a single 580 going to be cheaper?
Not really maybe $20-30.
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post #14 of 79
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Heres the 2x 6950's... they come to $495
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814125385

Heres the GTX 580... comes to $484
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814162073


So the price isn't a matter in this case, its performance..
post #15 of 79
On newegg you can get two saphire 6950s for around $500 after rebates, and you can get a pny gtx 580 for about $420 after rebates. But keep in mind that the 6950s are faster.
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post #16 of 79
If you're just sticking to 1080p, I'd go with the single card solution. 1.5gb VRAm is more than enough at the resolution, and the raw firepower of the 580 will be enough to power any game.

Now, if you wanna go higher res than that, I'd go with the 6950s.
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post #17 of 79
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I'm stuck within making my decision on my upgrade. I was first contemplating getting a single HD 6970 but they are currently sold out and I want a little more power. So I want some feedback from somebody who is running 2x 6950's in xfire and/or running a single GTX580. Appreciated.

BTW I've never used a Nvidia card, I have been ATI. So that would be a big change for me also. Thought i'd mention that.

Heres the 2x 6950's... they come to $495
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814125385

Heres the GTX 580... comes to $484
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814162073


So the price isn't a matter in this case, its performance..
Sit and wait for the new cards.
post #18 of 79
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I only use a single 32" 1080p sharp monitor, so thats what I will be using. I don't like using multiple screens. So maybe i should go with that single gtx 580? My main upgrade reason is for bf3 and all the new games coming out 2012 I want to be able to max out. Ive been researching for about 3 weeks so I want to make a purchase decision by the end of this week.
post #19 of 79
I'd Get two HD6950's then unlock them.
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post #20 of 79
I tried both setups. I kept the two 6950's. Scaling is just too good with 6950's thus performance is superior to a GTX 580. If I had the constraints of having to use just a single card I would get the 580.
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