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A tough choice...or not? HD 6990 CFX or GTX 580 Classy Ultra SLi?

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Hi guys, first post on OCN. Want some input from you guys. I got 2 new GTX 580 Classy Ultra running SLi 3 weeks ago. Honestly speaking, I'm a happy camper with these two. But after getting them, I started to wonder if I'm getting the "future proof" performance I'm looking for.

I've been reading and watching around and seemingly the HD6990 (which I can buy now for the same price as the GTX580 Classy and still under factory warranty) is a better choice for me especially with 2 of them running CFX. I've compare them side by side on GPUREVIEW but problem is GPUREVIEW only look at reference cards, not the Classy Ultra specifically.

So as you guys can see, I'm having a real dilemma right now. Keeping the GTX580 Classy Ultra and maybe get another one down the road and go 3way SLi or just sell these 2 and get 2 HD6990 (I found 2 VISIONTEK ones locally) and call it quit for any more upgrade on this rig.

Also, is the 6990 driver having problem like the 7970 or are they ok by now?

Please input, and thanks ahead.
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The drivers for crossfirex especially four way is not so good the scaling is horrible. The 6990 are beast cards but they are large, hot, and loud. Id stick with two 580's and potently add a third and besides what can you not max out with two 580's?
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Lol, absolutely nothing. So far it blew Crysis 2 out the window. Literally...the fan blow so hard it blew the game box off the window's bar it was sitting on. I do love it, but just in case game maker decide to screw us with something massive, I wanna make sure to some extent that they don't get the last laugh.
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Did you just buy them, like literally?
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I got 2 new GTX 580 Classy Ultra running SLi 3 weeks ago. Honestly speaking, I'm a happy camper with these two. But after getting them, I started to wonder if I'm getting the "future proof" performance I'm looking for.
I'm having a real dilemma right now. Keeping the GTX580 Classy Ultra and maybe get another one down the road and go 3way SLi or just sell these 2

Please read the OP next time He already has the 580s

thanks

-doober

PS i want pics lol I really love the classified 580s especially the Hydro version pure sex

EDIT you know what now I am going to rant, for someone who has 8000+ posts and 400+ rep i feel you would pay more attention to an OP /rant
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Please read the OP next time He already has the 580s
thanks
-doober
PS i want pics lol I really love the classified 580s especially the Hydro version pure sex
EDIT you know what now I am going to rant, for someone who has 8000+ posts and 400+ rep i feel you would pay more attention to an OP /rant

Are you referring to me? Cuz I'm not talking to you so you can take your rant elsewhere.

I'm asking the OP his timeframe of purchase. He just bought antiquated tech. DId you buy new? If you sell them used you will lose a bit vs returning.
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Are you referring to me? Cuz I'm not talking to you so you can take your rant elsewhere.
I'm asking the OP his timeframe of purchase. He just bought antiquated tech. DId you buy new? If you sell them used you will lose a bit vs returning.

i'm with this guy. if you can still return them, op, do it and get 2x gtx 680's.

better future proofing by far and the price is actually pretty similar....
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i'm with this guy. if you can still return them, op, do it and get 2x gtx 680's.
better future proofing by far and the price is actually pretty similar....

I almost shed a tear for him, look at the 680s out in the wild.
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Once again based on the OP he bought them New 3 or more weeks ago (but got them running 3 weeks ago). Also based on the OP he maybe cannot return them (but I don't know for sure) as he mentions selling them.

and yes I agree 680s are much more worth it

-doober
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Did you just buy them, like literally?

Yep, bought them 3 weeks ago. 3/7 to be exact from newegg, brandnew. I got about a week left to return them if I want to, thats why I'm in this stage of deciding now. Since you guys brought up the 680. I would probably have to wait 2 months or so to get my hand on them. Constantly out of stock. The memory on those 680 are less than these 580 classy. Or does that not matter since I'm only on 1 single display?

Ps: I don't quite understand the pcie thing that much. Isn't a. mobo have to have pcie3.0 to run pcie3.0 gpu? I know its insanely noobish to ask this on OCN but there it is.
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