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http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/299?vs=305 6950 cf vs. gtx 580
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http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/299?vs=305 6950 cf vs. gtx 580

Interesting. Even more interesting is why the single gtx580 pulls so far ahead of the two 6950's in Civilization V
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OK then would it be better to just sell the one 460 and then buy two Toxic 6950's that can unlock to 6970's and run them in CF, for a total of 4gb of ram, that would completely destroy a sing 580 right??

I want my bro to be able to play BF3 with the texture turned from medium to high and possibly ultra in a few spots. while sustaining above 40 fps
Don't do it if you value your hearing. I just got rid of a Toxic and downgraded to a 460 myself. The card is loud as hell IMO.

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I play BF3 on all Ultra, HBAO on, 4x MSAA at 1920x1080 and I never dip below 35fps. Yours better run good thumb.gif
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OK then would it be better to just sell the one 460 and then buy two Toxic 6950's that can unlock to 6970's and run them in CF, for a total of 4gb of ram, that would completely destroy a sing 580 right??
I want my bro to be able to play BF3 with the texture turned from medium to high and possibly ultra in a few spots. while sustaining above 40 fps

My gtx570 on a 1080 monitor plays bf3 ultra setting with msaa off. MIN fps is mid 40's and usually in the 68-84fps range. I also have 8GB of system ram which gets 58% used when playing
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Also where did you read this "The cards are a mirror of each other, meaning that the VRAM of one card is still the total VRAM available for use."??? Source??
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It's for sure true. Many people can confirm it. It's just how crossfire and sli works.

Yup its how it works, my 560ti sli setup i ran still had only 1Gb since it needs to mirror the memory to the second card
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well that stinks!!
Maby i should just get him a single gtx580 3gb, and be done with it.

Oh and bf3 will use ALL the memory, If you really want a 580 the 1.5Gb will be perfect, people say 3GB is for 3 monitors and more gaming, I went from the 560ti with 1Gb at 98% to the 570 with 1.3GB at 97% but the 570 plays smooth, Single 560ti wasnt bad and in sli was crazy good, i just didnt like the sli bugs in crysis 2 I was getting. I mentioned earlier I have msaa off, i cant for the life of me see what it does when its on but with 2x its maybe 90-95% smooth and with 4x like 80% smooth, since i cant see a difference I leave it off and enjoy perfect game play.
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