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i would vote for a 580 over a duel card cause with one 580 you can add another down the road and then stomp everything in your path
    
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i would go 2x 6950 over a single 580.

my concern is , is how the 6950's handle tesselation in battlefield 3......it is possible for the 580 to be the better choice but its also possible for the 2x 6950's to kill the GTX580 in bf3...noone know we only guessing.......
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580, and you won't be disappointed...

I got one at first, and was so impressed, had to buy another...

And thats my story...
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post #14 of 18
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i would vote for a 580 over a duel card cause with one 580 you can add another down the road and then stomp everything in your path
you can get 3 - 4 (depending on which 6950) for the price of two, and that kills 580 sli to the ground.

and to people who think you can't compare the 570 sli to a 6950:

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...ng,2865-5.html

That's all I have to say. oh an for a little more than a decent priced 570 (350) you can get 3 ($750) 6950s if you shop around.

Nvidia's arguement is null and void when it comes to high end but limited budget decisions. Sure the lows are better for nvidia and overall performance is a bit higher, but not by much, and it certainly doesn't warrant the cost.

That's all folks
     
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post #15 of 18
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560 ti sli looks like the one for me thank you coach, rep

Edit: hope I don't keep changing my mind!!
I suggest getting the 2gb ones if you can, you will need the vram for bf3!!
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If you really want emphasis on BF3, then I suggest getting a pair of gtx 480s used, preferably lightnings. Overclock great with the aftermarket cooler, better than anything out there besides the 580 and comparatively cheap, same price or less of a 560Ti, but much better. Hell its been shown that 470s clock for clock beat a 560Ti, so if you're strapped for cash I'd pick up some used 470s that clock well and be happy. 560Ti as you can tell is not a card I like at all, seems pretty crappy to me.
     
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post #17 of 18
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I will see what effect 'tessellation' will have when bf3 comes out then decide on ati or nvidia card. So for now im backing out on an early upgrade. thank you guys and def. rep to all.
post #18 of 18
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I will see what effect 'tessellation' will have when bf3 comes out then decide on ati or nvidia card. So for now im backing out on an early upgrade. thank you guys and def. rep to all.
Good idea and good luck OP .

By then btw the new generation will be just 3-4 months around the corner, so prices will drop a lot or you could get the new generation.
     
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