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post #11 of 19
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Another option is the GTX 570. Fast single card and nvidia drivers.

If I buy 1 nvidia card I will buy a 580gtx.

Thanks

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I would avoid the 580 and nvidia cards in general if you plan to game above 1920x1080. Their lack of VRAM gets exposed at 2560x1600 and up.
    
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Well if I went with a 580 it would be awhile before I would ever upgrade monitors. If I went with the crossfire (and it would support it at a high framerate) I could buy 2 more monitors with the money I save and go eyefinity.

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What about the lack of physics etc?
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What about the lack of physics etc?
Not a problem. PhysX is only on a few games, and even then it typically doesn't add a lot.

Folding-wise, Nvidia is better, but PhysX...I personally wouldn't be concerned about *shrug*
post #15 of 19
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Will 2 6870s run 3 1920x1080 monitors? Easily?

D

BTW by buying them at Fry's if I don't like them I just drive to the store and exchange em for a 580. So maybe worth the 30$ more.
Edited by Ihasfip - 8/11/11 at 9:57pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Ihasfip View Post
Will 2 6870s run 3 1920x1080 monitors? Easily?

D

BTW by buying them at Fry's if I don't like them I just drive to the store and exchange em for a 580. So maybe worth the 30$ more.
You will need more V-RAM for gaming, 2Gb versions will do that but it will cost more XFX HD-687X-CNFC Radeon HD 6870 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 fo $224.99 on the egg $194.99 after rebate.
But if you are going that res you may as well go 2Gb 69XX CFX.
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2GB 6870 is fail. 6950/70 is the way to go if you were to go dual monitor
    
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Personally id go with 2 gtx 560 in SLI or , a single 570.
Or, a used 460 1gb in SLI
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post #19 of 19
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Well apparently I am dumb as I was comparing a 6870x2 and not a 6870 cf setup.

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