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The ultimate show off. Both great cards, both same price. Just dont know which one to get. My sig rig are all my parts ill be getting, just ignore the 580.

Anyways, I need results on these resolutions:

1440x900

1600x1050

1920x1080

1920x1200

2560x1600

Which one would be the best?

Playing the following games:
Crysis, Crysis 2, Metro 2033, Just Cause 2, Bad Company 2, Battlefield 3, Modern Warfare, Modern Warfare 2, Modern Warfare 3, Black Ops. Need for Speed Hot Pursuit. Grand Theft Auto 4, Dirt 3, Dirt 3, Arkham Asylum, Arkham City, Skyrim, Mass Effect 3,APB Reloaded, F1 2010, Far Cry 2, Far Cry 3, Bulletstorm, Homefront, Borderlands, Borderlands 2, Duke Nukem, Dragonage, Dragon Age 2, and etc.

Ill choose the best one after the best explanations.
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Crysis 2

Crysis 2 plays best on NVidia wink.gif
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on my card i get around 45+ fps on 1440x900 with full aa in crysis, i can post some accurate numbers in a bit.
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There are tons and tons of reviews on both cards that will show how they do at most of those resolutions - for the most part they trade blows up to 1920 x 1XXX - after that, the 6970 has a slight edge because of vram. Nvidia generally has significantly less driver issues, has cuda and better tessellation. Both scale approx the same.

http://www.hardwareheaven.com/reviews/1085/pg1/gtx-570-vs-radeon-6970-and-6950-vs-radeon-5870-all-overclocked-review-introduction.html
http://www.guru3d.com/article/radeon-6950-6970-review/15
http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardware-canucks-reviews/38899-amd-radeon-hd-6970-hd-6950-review-15.html
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A GTX 570 is far better in Crysis 2. In all other games they are about equal, even at higher resolutions (the 6970 will take a small lead then though).
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Lol, I doubt you are going to be playing only Crysis 2. So...

a 6970. The 6970 is a non-Physx/Cuda 2Gb 570 (a bit better tho in some games) with AMD drivers and CFX scaling that matches/beats 580 Sli.
    
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If 2560x1600 is included HD6970 hands down, although you will probably have to turn settings down with a single of either card at that res.
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Go for the 6970. I say this purely because you mentioned 1200p and 1600p resolutions, and 2GB is becoming the norm (slowly) and besides the odd few games where NVIDIA cards do better (Crysis 2, Far Cry 2, etc) they are about equal and just as fast, with one or the other being faster depending on the game.

But from the games you mention, both would be a good choice, since some of the games run better on one than the other, and most of the games you mentioned will run maxed out 60fps on both the cards (Bulletstorm, Batman (Arkham City doesn't have PhysX features), CoD games, BF2, etc etc). To max out some of the other games, you will need a second card (Metro 2033 , BF3, not sure on FC3 as its still a long way away).

You would still be able to run these games on high/very high settings with some other settings turned down.

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