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i think a 2X 6870 setup would be the best.CrossfireX has improved a lot in the 6000 series.in benchmarks crossfire is as good as SLI now. So the 6870 is your best buy at the moment
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Your Best bet would be SLI, scaling is so much better and with PhysX support also, but if i was you i would wait untill the 19th november and get a GTX 580, that will last you ages and when it starts to get out of data just get an other and put them in SLI, the 580 is years ahead of the competition.
hmmm i will have a read, thanks

also apart from AMD or NVIDIA, which brand do people like? i.e XFX, ASUS etc


What about Nvidia's Physx, which i currently use, is that something that is missed by users who switch to AMD?
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hmmm i will have a read, thanks

also apart from AMD or NVIDIA, which brand do people like? i.e XFX, ASUS etc
Asus for their 3 year warranty

People like sapphire for ATI aswell
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Ok, cheers will look around and then report back for you

What is more important to you?

Performance, or noise?

Its going to be used for gaming yeah?
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sweet default bro,lol.
what lol?
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i think a 2X 6870 setup would be the best.CrossfireX has improved a lot in the 6000 series.in benchmarks crossfire is as good as SLI now. So the 6870 is your best buy at the moment
has it? because im waiting for the 6970 to come out so i can see how it does against the GTX 580, i hope the scaling has improved because my decision in getting the 6970 is not solid because im afraid of the CF scaling....how much has it improved would you say? Better than SLI?
    
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It really doesn't matter, UNLESS you are talking about warranty. Although I know a few gripe about EVGA, you cannot take away how well EVGA runs internal control. RMA's and product registration are easy to setup, the shipping is ungodly fast, and they have excellent customer support. Everybody here can say that: In general, EVGA has the best customer service.

Although I myself, have had trouble with EVGA's products in the past, I still love them to death because of those above mentioned qualities (This is after experiencing customer service from Asus, MSI, gigabyte, Zotac).

As far as ATI/AMD is concerned, my best experience has to be from Gigabyte and Asus. Shipping is fairly quick, although their RMA process is not as user friendly as EVGA's.

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has it? because im waiting for the 6970 to come out so i can see how it does against the GTX 580, i hope the scaling has improved because my decision in getting the 6970 is not solid because im afraid of the CF scaling....how much has it improved would you say? Better than SLI?
All the reviews laud the 6870 on much better scaling than its predecessors. For a card that is supposed to be slower than a 5870, it is actually faster in CF because of how well it scales.
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post #28 of 53
can someone elaborate on how much the 6xxx series scaling in crossfire has improved over the 5xxx series? 10% 20% 30% better etc...? I wanna wait for the 6970 to come out to see if i should get that or a GTX 580, and SLI is renowned for scaling better, as well as the drivers......how much has AMD improved there drivers and CF scaling, opposed to Nvidia's.....
    
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whats so special about this, why so expensive?

HIS-ATI

note the price is british pounds
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Btw mate their is a 5970 Asus in the for sale section

£320 shipped
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