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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.
Interesting, right now they are exactly the same price on NCIX, and both MSI I believe I'll probably go nVidia, it just gives me a fuzzy warm feeling inside.
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well till bout 1080p the 6970 and 570 are bout neck and neck but once you go higher res or eyefinity the 570 gets vram llimited

and if you are sure you will get a second card the 6 series scaling is quite a bit more then then nividias at the moment

6970 crossfire is closer to 580 sli then 570 sli in performance
Edited by obsidian86 - 10/8/11 at 11:47pm
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Interesting, right now they are exactly the same price on NCIX, and both MSI I believe I'll probably go nVidia, it just gives me a fuzzy warm feeling inside.
Cuda, physx, love. <3

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well till bout 1080p the 6970 and 570 are bout neck and neck but one you go higher res or eyefinity the 570 gets vram llimited

and if you are sure you will get a second card the 6 series scaling is quite a bit more then then nividias at the moment

6970 crossfire is closer to 580 sli then 570 sli in performance
From all the research I've done, I second this.
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Cuda, physx, love. <3

Well honestly it's not that because those are both gimmicks (especially physx). I'm all for open software, not proprietary
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Well honestly it's not that because those are both gimmicks (especially physx). I'm all for open software, not proprietary
Well, cuda isn't a gimmick for me, I use it all the time
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The 6970 is a bit faster and at higher resolutions will win out for sure. However, if you game at 1080p, either would work, I'd recommend at least 1.5gb of gddr5. IIRC, BF3 beta uses ~1.4gb on some peoples set up.
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Which ever one you can find cheaper.
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I would go for the card with more vram (6970). A lot of people claim vram doesn't help FPS. If that were true, then explain this?

With the way BF3 has been going, I would say vram could really benefit you in this situation, even if you are only playing at 1080p.
    
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Yes I made a thread about it.

Corsair sent me an SSD, H80, and a $400 check. ;]
Wow I want to buy an H50 and hope it leakes now (not really)

The thing that would turn me off for the 570 is it can't support 3 monitors with a single videocard. otherwise with this simple looking under done benchmark

http://www.hwcompare.com/9020/geforc...adeon-hd-6970/

the 570 looks like the choice. Kind of a shirt bench though.
    
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