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as title says, which would you choose and why?
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Why not wait for the 7950 to get released or get the 7970.
Both these cards would perform better than the GTX580, more so when OC.

But if you already own a 6950 2GB, then pick up another one.
    
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GTX 580.

Single GPU > dual for single monitor gaming.
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6950 CF, because it would perform better in games that support crossfire and because it's a 2GB card.
I'd still get 6950 CF over the 580 3GB but only if it's the 2GB 6950.
If you've got the money, you should consider a 7970 though.

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Originally Posted by nifatech2120 View Post

GTX 580.
Single GPU > dual for single monitor gaming.

I disagree, the 6950 is close enough to the performance of the 580 that two 6950s will outperform the 580.
Single monitor gaming doesn't change that.
Also, your statement makes no sense, if I have two 580s in one system and one in an otherwise identical system, the system with SLI will outperform the other system in almost every case.
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I'm talking from a perspective of driver issues and over all stability.

hell even 2X HD 6850's can match if not beat a single GXT 580..

Single gpu's offer FAR smoother gameplay and less problems..


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6950 CF, because it would perform better in games that support crossfire and because it's a 2GB card.
I'd still get 6950 CF over the 580 3GB but only if it's the 2GB 6950.
If you've got the money, you should consider a 7970 though.
EDIT:
I disagree, the 6950 is close enough to the performance of the 580 that two 6950s will outperform the 580.
Single monitor gaming doesn't change that.
Also, your statement makes no sense, if I have two 580s in one system and one in an otherwise identical system, the system with SLI will outperform the other system in almost every case.
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post #6 of 17
I would go for the xfire HD6950 without hesitation.
it will handle eyefinity on 3 monitors like a dream.

However if you are one of those people who like maxing everything with 8xAA, the gtx580 is the best option for a single monitor.
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would it be a good trade if i traded my 6950 2gb +$150 for gtx580 1.5gb

i do have two 21inch monitors lying around that i hardly use, and might use it for eyefinity. but i can guarantee i'll be gaming on one monitor in the long run.
Edited by vltor - 1/24/12 at 7:19am
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personally i would not make that trade at all, i would put the 150 toward another 6950.
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HD7970
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if i were to invest in another 6950 2gb i'd have to spend $210
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