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post #21 of 30
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Originally Posted by snelan View Post
I hope you realize a 6970 is extremely close to a 6950 performance wise. You could've just overclocked your 6950.
Exactly and it wouldn't even be that big of an overclock to close the gap.
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post #22 of 30
Lol @ GTX580. That thing costs $500 + if you want the 3GB version. I dont get why people like to spend 2 times as much for 20% more performance.
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post #23 of 30
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The ones i am looking at are frsh back form RMA ... (Used) I am not opossed to either one man ... new or used as long as it works ....

So i think i am leanring towrd the 570 for 260 though .... save like 80$ .... what do you guys think?? or is the 580 for 240 worth it ....
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post #24 of 30
Get a 580 and fall in love.
 
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post #25 of 30
You could have just bought a second 6950 and run two of them. That would have sufficed.
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The ones i am looking at are frsh back form RMA ... (Used) I am not opossed to either one man ... new or used as long as it works ....

So i think i am leanring towrd the 570 for 260 though .... save like 80$ .... what do you guys think?? or is the 580 for 240 worth it ....
Do not buy a gtx 570 unless u do not plan on overclocking.... I owned one and it ran so hot even compared to my unlock 6950.

The 580 for 240 would def be worth it.... the more ram the card has the better it will do at higher res (so I have heard).
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post #27 of 30
You could try finding 2.5GB GTX 570s. They're no 3GB 580s, but I've heard they perform around what you'd expect from a dual-580 setup at 2560x1600, for a lesser price.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130687

I think they run hot though (~85C)... so probably near 100C in SLI :/
Edited by vikingsteve - 8/10/11 at 3:43pm
post #28 of 30
My 6950, whether unlocked or not, provided enough performance to just about max nearly any game at 2560x1600.

If you really want an upgrade wait until the next generation.
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post #29 of 30
If you can get a used 580 for a low price then what are you waiting for ? Anyway, there's not much difference between HD6970 and 580, games that don't run on the AMD card won't run well on the Nvidia either.
post #30 of 30
yea if you can get a 580 for such a low price jump on it, even if you don't want the 580. If I saw one that low, I'd buy it and sell it for more and buy the GPU I wanted and pocket some cash...

I've never heard of a 580 for $240, used or not. The cheapest NEW 580 on newegg.ca is $460+ and thats a 1.5GB model... (That price is before taxes and shipping as well O.o)
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