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which one will be better?
I had two MSI AMD 6870 TFII's before switching to one EVGA GTX 580. (I switched for 3D Vision gaming and movies).

The two AMD 6870's are a bit faster than the single 580. However I don't have microstutter anylonger when pushing max FPS on intense graphical games like I had prior.

I don't miss them one bit and happier with the single card. Beside next year when prices drop I'll be in SLI with two 580's which will be night and day over two 6870's.

You really can't go wrong with either, either choice will serve you sweetly.

PS. You should add your spec in your bio under 'edit system' so others can see what your set up is. It helps for us to know what your dealing with when giving advice on OCN. BTW welcome to OCN.
     
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post #12 of 13
It depends on your monitor setup and your resolution.
Both options cost about the same (~$400) so its up to what you are doing with them.
Personally I would take the GTX 580 due to it being a single powerful card that is a little more future proof with the option of SLI.
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post #13 of 13
I owned both set ups before.

I had CF 6870s ... it had problems with Crysis 2 when the DX11/ultra/texture came out. It was probably driver issues. Might be fixed now.

GTX 580 ran that game perfectly.

I was happy with my switch. As another person said... SLI option in the future.
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