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Hello. Like the name suggests I am working on a new rig for extreme gaming. This includes $tournament$ gameplay.
Rig will be using a single monitor 1080p.
Will use BD if it turns out good, if not then probably an i5-2500k.
Here come the questions...

Money isn't a huge obstacle but ofc I don't want to be wasting cash where not needed.
Keep in mind, everything will be optimized and overclocked.

Should I grab a HD6970 or a GTX 580?

Also, which of these 2 do you recommend?
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16820231445
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16820231455
Or would you suggest another?

Any other suggestions or pointers? Always open to suggestions. Thanks
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Both are great cards, though the GTX580 is more powerful. Your choice really
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the gtx 580 is a bit faster in benchmarks ive seen. about the ram, id just get the cheaper one since ram speed/timings only really matters in synthetic benchmarks. plus the cheaper one is 1866 CL9 and i bet you can still tighten the timings if you wanted to.
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the gtx 580 is a bit faster in benchmarks ive seen. about the ram, id just get the cheaper one since ram speed/timings only really matters in synthetic benchmarks. plus the cheaper one is 1866 CL9 and i bet you can still tighten the timings if you wanted to.
Does the price difference between the HD6970 and the GTX580 justify it? Also which OCs better?
As for the RAM, that's what I was thinking as well.
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post #5 of 19
6950/70 is a good buy. The GTX580 is definitely a solid performer but you sure pay a premium for it. I don't think the margin of performance between the 6970 and 580 is that great either.
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whats the difference between the 6950 and 6970??

with 6950 comes in 1GB and 2GB setup, is it simply bigger is better??

I am a noob!
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post #8 of 19
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Originally Posted by jdbwireless View Post
whats the difference between the 6950 and 6970??

with 6950 comes in 1GB and 2GB setup, is it simply bigger is better??

I am a noob!
HD6970 is a higher-end chip than the HD6950. The 6970 performs better (higher frames per second) Essentially it's a higher model of that series.
1GB vs. 2GB is just the graphics memory on the card. It is important to have more especially in multi-monitor setups but also higher end games can suck more of it.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ChiliCheeseFritos View Post
Was looking at this one.
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16814102918
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post #10 of 19
Get the MSI 580 3GB version.
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