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A 580 one on one is significantly faster then your 6970. And yes is maxes or just about maxes every game at 1080p.
Why did you feel the need to mention that the 580 is faster than his card it didn't have anything to do with this discussion at all...

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Why did you feel the need to mention that the 580 is faster than his card it didn't have anything to do with this discussion at all...

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My comment considered his opinion factored in his own GPU's performance to draw his opinion. Just a guess is all.
Not trying to throw knives the truth is what it is no need to argue all nice equipment.
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Lol. Easy guys, no Red vs Green wars
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This is OCN. Overkill is non existent here
Some people don't want to waste an extra $400 on things they don't need you know... but I guess it can be a bit future proof. I'd still suggest SLIing 560's though
    
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I don't remember if I posted in this thread already...



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A 580 one on one is significantly faster then your 6970. And yes is maxes or just about maxes every game at 1080p.
Not Metro and Crysis and such. One on one it is faster, but the for the price of 2x580s I can have 3x6970s which would be faster.
    
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By the time you really need the performance of GTX 560 Ti in SLI, 1GB VRAM will limit you more than processing power.
If you get a GTX 580 now, it will be easier to sell later because of much more viable amounts of VRAM and power for SLI. To further push you to GTX 580, you will not have to deal with SLI drivers and such (I can tell you this is a pain for both green and red).

I can personally tell you that SLI or CFX is not worth it unless you're into benching and/or playing on a resolution higher than 1920x1200. On 1920x1080, more than 99.5% of all games will be playable maxed with a single GTX 560 Ti and at least 4x AA.
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By the time you really need the performance of GTX 560 Ti in SLI, 1GB VRAM will limit you more than processing power.
If you get a GTX 580 now, it will be easier to sell later because of much more viable amounts of VRAM and power for SLI. To further push you to GTX 580, you will not have to deal with SLI drivers and such (I can tell you this is a pain for both green and red).

I can personally tell you that SLI or CFX is not worth it unless you're into benching and/or playing on a resolution higher than 1920x1200. On 1920x1080, more than 99.5% of all games will be playable maxed with a single GTX 560 Ti and at least 4x AA.
Sorry, I have to not agree with this... Running Crysis at 1080p with 4x AA (anything higher is not noticeable to me on my LCD 1080p screen) and having minimum frames of 55FPS with V Sync is a different gameplay experience... I can say it's the perfect gameplay experience...

Crysis 1 & 2, Metro 2033, Witcher 2, Starcraft II (with AA) are some examples of games that stress my GPU's...

Anything else I have to agree is overkill, but on my setup, I will purchase a 120hz monitor next week and make my system show it's power a little more to the screen....
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Not Metro and Crysis and such. .
It maxes them out at 1080P.
Runs tessellation better and supports PhsyX for Metro.

And 6970's are fast when paired but your still losing out on features/stability with AMD.
2.5GB GTX 570's have made 6950's/6970's irrelevant unless you want to save money.

And all those charts are 2GB GTX 560Ti's.
They simply run out of power. Period.
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Desired FPS is another factor, regardless of single vs. multiple 1080p display. I use 120Hz monitor so I want to run at 120 FPS to get the maximum benefit of my monitor. Even one of my OC 580's has trouble keeping an older game like WoW at 120 FPS at max settings on a single 1080p monitor. It keeps it at 120 FPS often, but sometimes it drops into the 90's.

Also, that means running the card at 100% all the time. Whereas with SLI the cards can run at a smaller load for a single monitor and maintain 120 FPS.

Surround is an entirely different beast.
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