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post #11 of 26
Right here is the best bang for the buck if you ask me

$ 798.00 and you have some serious preformance at your finger tips

Not to mention top of the line power solution, read points and sick cooler if air is your game....

2 of these would be awsome

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814125350


AS far as single card goes ATI should be inbarased that any single card is even in the discusion with there 2x GPU flagship.
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Nvidia. 2x GTX 580s in SLI are pretty much comparable to 2x 5970s in terms of real-world performance.

Having said that, however, the 5970 can be OCd to 5870 clocks. Yay for moar GPU performance.
     
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Update: Well i have spent the night researching and i have decided upon a Nvidia card, i was taken with the 6950 for abit but then i read about driver issues.. .. ..

So, GTX 470 or GTX 570 ?

£100 difference in price, but some benchmarks are ambiguous . . . what one should i go for?
    
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post #14 of 26
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5970 is the fastest but 580 offers a much better gaming experience due to better minimum fps. Also Nvidia cards are still king of tessellation so 480, 570 and 580 will beat anything ATI offers.
All the GTX 580 reviews I have read have disproved what you said. As you turn up the resolution, the AA, and the AF the 5970 will have better minimum framerates and better average framerates. The 5970 is better at 2560x1600 absolutely maxed out. It's a fact.

http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum...80-review.html

http://www.techspot.com/review/337-a...force-gtx-580/

http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/gra...x-580-review/1

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...-480,2781.html

Tessellation isn't an argument because it isn't utilized in very many games. Unigine Heavenv2.0 looks cool and all, but... it isn't a very good benchmark to look at if you want to play CoD.

Microstuttering is only noticeable at average framerates lower than ~40 FPS when it becomes obvious you are stuttering back and forth between sub 30 and over 50. The human eye is slow. It's just not perceptible unless you look for it on purpose.

I'm not knocking Nvidia, the GTX 570 and 580 are amazing cards (especially at the sweet spot in the market- 1920x1080) and I may buy one next. But the 5970 is a more powerful card than the GTX 580.
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post #15 of 26
The 5970 is not the fastest card out there, please stop posting that.

The ASUS Ares HD5870 x2 is the fasted card out at the moment, however it has an extremely large price tag.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814121388
    
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Update: Well i have spent the night researching and i have decided upon a Nvidia card, i was taken with the 6950 for abit but then i read about driver issues.. .. ..

So, GTX 470 or GTX 570 ?

£100 difference in price, but some benchmarks are ambiguous . . . what one should i go for?
That can be decided entirely by how much you want to spend. They will both max out everything at 1920x1080 (what your sig rig says). I would personally go with the GTX 570, you get GTX 480 level performance with less power consumption, less heat and more overclocking headroom.
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Originally Posted by Jaguarbamf View Post
The 5970 is not the fastest card out there, please stop posting that.

The ASUS Ares HD5870 x2 is the fasted card out at the moment, however it has an extremely large price tag.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814121388
I like how Newegg is giving away a free Rampage III Formula with purchase of that card. Why don't they just give potential customers that 300$ off instead. Lol.
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I like how Newegg is giving away a free Rampage III Formula with purchase of that card. Why don't they just give potential customers that 300$ off instead. Lol.
Because it's an Asus board to go with an Asus card.
Not newegg's idea, most likely Asus's.
    
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Priceerformance ATI

Driver Qualityerformance nVidia.
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I like how Newegg is giving away a free Rampage III Formula with purchase of that card. Why don't they just give potential customers that 300$ off instead. Lol.
Because the ARES is a $1000 joke that they probably couldn't give away if they tried. Have fun as:

-your PCI-e slot gets bent and you have to RMA your ARES and your new Rampage 3!
-you can't figure out which driver to use because AMD didn't really care to support the card in the first place!
-every game ever has amazing framerates but you can't play because your ARES won't render 3D for some inexplicable reason!
-your eardrums burst from the deafeningly loud fan!

These are all real issues the ARES has consistently.
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