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CF 6970 or SLI 570?

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simple question,

if they were the same price, what should i get for best performance in first person shooters like the COD series, BFBC2, BF3, Crysis and metro.


my system is a i7 920 @ 4.2ghz, 6 gigs 1600 Ram, 850W Corsair psu and EVGA X58 motherboard.


looking forward to your input..

i use guru3d.com to look at all my benchmarks but i guess they didnt do a review of 6970CF... no one elses reviews make any sense to me.. so i come to you!
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post #2 of 53
cf6970 due to the 2gb of vram

i believe 570 and the 6970 are pretty close in performance, but the 6970 gives you the upper hand with the greater amount of vram. most games dont need over 1gb yet, but battlefield 3 does at the highest settings

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cf6970 due to the 2gb of vram
i believe 570 and the 6970 are pretty close in performance, but the 6970 gives you the upper hand with the greater amount of vram. most games dont need over 1gb yet, but battlefield 3 does at the highest settings
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post #4 of 53
get a single 7970 and be done with it.
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post #5 of 53
Both are pretty good but I would get something with 2gb of memory. There are 570GTX models with 2.5GB of vram. I wish the 570 had 2.5GB of vram when i bought mine last year and Skyrim eats my vram up with HD texture mods and FXAA post process injector. If you can wait, Kepler will be out soon and even if you don't buy Kepler or one of the 7k series AMD chips, you should be able to get some good deals on which ever card you decide to get.
post #6 of 53
-HD 6970 2gb CF or
-HD 6990 4GB or
-gtx 570 SLI '2.5 GB model'

for better Multi GPU setup at least have minimum 2 GB vram,,
Edited by zipper17 - 2/17/12 at 1:39am
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post #7 of 53
The vram is the deciding factor here, get the 6970s.

1.28gb of vram isn't enough for the power gtx570s render.
    
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post #8 of 53
7870s!!! Sorry I know they're not out yet, but if they scale like the 7950/7970 then they will put the 6970/570s to shame.
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The 6970 is going to help you out at higher resolution with plenty of AA and AF due to the added VRAM.
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post #10 of 53
6970's perform better than sli does, trust me on that one, had both setups.
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