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Hey guys, planning on buying either one to play BF3. Benchmarks show them neck and neck, I really am curious as to which one will pull ahead with driver optimization? The future plan is also to Crossfire/SLI them in a few months.
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Depends on your gaming resolution, games and driver version. I have two GTX 570's in SLI and three HD6970's in tri-fire. You can't go wrong with either, imo.
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Which do you have right now? Get that one.
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Originally Posted by El_Capitan View Post
Depends on your gaming resolution, games and driver version. I have two GTX 570's in SLI and three HD6970's in tri-fire. You can't go wrong with either, imo.
Pretty much. They trade blows in the end.

Just note that the 570 has had issues with the VRMs under heavy overclocks. Much like the 590. As long as you don't plan on pushing these beyonds well beyond recommended voltages, either or is a good choice.
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I'm using a ATi X1950 gpu right now because my H50 leaked and killed my 5850, in the market for a new GPU(s)
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Did you contact corsair they will normally write you a check for your killed hardware.
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Did you contact corsair they will normally write you a check for your killed hardware.
Yes I made a thread about it.

Corsair sent me an SSD, H80, and a $400 check. ;]
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Wow can't argue with that , personally i like my 570 the drivers seem better than when i had an ati card.
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I'm using a ATi X1950 gpu right now because my H50 leaked and killed my 5850, in the market for a new GPU(s)
Oh man my reading comprehension. It is poor.

I'm more partial to the 570 just because I prefer green to red sometimes. Unless you WC or are silly beyond belief, popping a 570 isn't something that happens by mistake. I know at least MSI makes a version with more power phases because they know people eat hearsay like starving squirrels. I've taken my 590 to 1.05V (from .913 stock) without issue.

The 6970 is also very viable though. They seem to overclock well and the two cards are neck and neck. For me, it would be completely down to price and warranty. Also, water block price.
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Both are solid. Had both, liked both. If you prefer one brand over the other, pick that one since there is no easy way to decide otherwise.
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