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Is Tri-CF really more choppy than Tri-SLI?

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I have read on the net that 6970 Tri-CF is more choppy and less smooth than 580 Tri-SLI. Is this true? Is Tri-SLI normally a smoother gameplay experience than Tri-CF?

Opinions?

Thanks.
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Tri-SLI 580s will be better, but both will max out all games. 6970s scale better and won't be choppy at all.
    
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I've used 5850CF and 6970CF. I've also used GTX470 SLI, Tri-Sli and Quad SLI and the same for the 480's. The AMD cards were far more smooth compared to the Nvidia cards. That is just my experience. I would go for AMD. The CFX scales extremely well whilst giving you smooth gameplay.
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Thanks for the responses.

I have decided to go with AMD and either Tri-Fire or Quad-Fire.
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Thanks for the responses.

I have decided to go with AMD and either Tri-Fire or Quad-Fire.
If you go quadfire with 1155, there's only one board you can use, the ws revo. Thus if you're looking at a maximus or ud7 etc, you'll probably need to ponder that one.
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If you go quadfire with 1155, there's only one board you can use, the ws revo. Thus if you're looking at a maximus or ud7 etc, you'll probably need to ponder that one.
If I go with Quad-Fire before the Southern Islands cards are released, then it will be with two water-cooled and overclocked 6990s. Therefore, I would assume my options for motherboards will be much greater.
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If I go with Quad-Fire before the Southern Islands cards are released, then it will be with two water-cooled and overclocked 6990s. Therefore, I would assume my options for motherboards will be much greater.
Wish I could drop that amount of money on a build, this for a new build or an upgrade?

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If I go with Quad-Fire before the Southern Islands cards are released, then it will be with two water-cooled and overclocked 6990s. Therefore, I would assume my options for motherboards will be much greater.
Not really, you've only got 3 boards really worth their weight in slots, ud7, m4e, ws revo. You went from 1 to 3.
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i was just reading an article about CrossfireX and SLI scaling.
its in french

http://www.presence-pc.com/tests/AMD...dia-SLI-23391/
    
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