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post #16011 of 28613
Not thrilled with 'suggested' specs of the 6970...said to be between 480 and 580 performance wise? If that's true, well I suppose I'll be waiting on 6990/GTX 595.

Or was it 5% slower than 580.

Errrm...bah.
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Bad news scout owners, the 6950 & 6970 are longer than the 6870 which we know to only just fit in our scouts.



And with the price of the 6950 being £250+ here and me needing a dremel which is another £60 then it ends up being more than I want to spend on a graphics card setup

So I think i'll have to get a 6870, I only game at 1360x768 anyway due to how far away I sit from the tv I run my scout through (things are too small otherwise, can't read tooltips for example ) so the 6870 should be fine right?
How much of a performance boost will I see over my current crossfire 4850's do you guys think I will get?

I may get a second 6870 at some point, maybe.
With the 6870's basically being rebranded 5870's I think you'll get a performance boost without the extra heat buildup of running two cards and at the price point of the 6870's getting another card in the future will push your performance past the level of having to worry about GPU performance for quite along time. All together it sounds like you have sound strategy for your upgrade path and by selling your 4850's after your 6870 purchase you can recoup some of your money. As for your resolution, you can set the native resolution for your tv and in Windows, under appearance and personalization; display, you can set your on screen size to a larger size so you can both read what is on screen and run your tv's native resolution.
    
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Not thrilled with 'suggested' specs of the 6970...said to be between 480 and 580 performance wise? If that's true, well I suppose I'll be waiting on 6990/GTX 595.

Or was it 5% slower than 580.

Errrm...bah.
Comparing both against price the AMD cards still kick nVidia butt for price vs performance. Win, Win. And really is anyone but the most hardcore geeks, going to notice a 5% difference anyway?
    
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Comparing both against price the AMD cards still kick nVidia butt for price vs performance. Win, Win. And really is anyone but the most hardcore geeks, going to notice a 5% difference anyway?
hardcore geeks, just run 3 or 4
    
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If I wasn't a hardcore geek, would I have even considered two 580's with (my balls ain't brassy enough yet) a 460 for dedicated physx?

LOL. uberdork.jpg
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Virus86
Anyone know a good dust filter (mesh/foam) for the side fans?
I was looking at these last night. I hate the idea of @#$% around with the side window tho. Just know I'll @#$% it up

http://www.mountainmods.com/fans-rel...ttc7skig28bg24

Don't know where to get the foam filters but these grills look sweet

http://www.mnpctech.com/casemodstore.html

I hate that the crosshair aluminum ones are so pricey

Interesting. Too bad they're sold out.

http://www.mnpctech.com/Steampunk_Bl...or_Grills.html
Edited by DireLeon2010 - 12/14/10 at 3:47pm
     
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post #16017 of 28613
Now to decide which 6870 to get, im thinking maybe the MSI Twin Frozr thats just been released. What was the size limit for graphics cards in the scout? was it 10.5 inches?
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If I wasn't a hardcore geek, would I have even considered two 580's with (my balls ain't brassy enough yet) a 460 for dedicated physx?

LOL. uberdork.jpg
Hey Loid!!
Have you gone over to the Nvidia thread & read the thing on Physx? A 460 is way overkill for physx, esp when less than 10% of the games use it. I think a 260 is what they say to use with the Fermi cards. Well, actually, if you have two of the upper level cards they will burn enough juice on thier own to do physx and all the other calculations, you don't need a dedicated card.
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Hey Loid!!
Have you gone over to the Nvidia thread & read the thing on Physx? A 460 is way overkill for physx, esp when less than 10% of the games use it. I think a 260 is what they say to use with the Fermi cards. Well, actually, if you have two of the upper level cards they will burn enough juice on thier own to do physx and all the other calculations, you don't need a dedicated card.
LOL...heya Bri, I know...that's just me being a weisenheimer.

Did you see the guy on the forums that wanted to use a GTX 295 for dedicated physx? ROFL.

Unless they start physx-ing every game that releases, I woudn't even consider it...but it's there if I ever feel like gpu whoring.
post #16020 of 28613
HA!!
There was a muppet that used to say.....Fer sure!!
Way too much juice in a 295 to be waisting it on physx! Even my 2 480's are whoppers I wouldn't know what to do with 580's. Or 2 5970's, I guess it's just good to know there's no games yet that make them sweat.
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