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Which one should I get?
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If money is unlimited, CF6970 is clearly the superior option.
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6970s definitely. They clearly beat a single 580, also it will be cheaper to add another down the road if you would like to.
 
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2 x 6950. They are as fast as GTX 580 is over 1 x HD 6950.
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Really and truly you should be looking at the GTX 580 vs 2X 6950, the 6950 is the better deal IMO. The 69xx series scaled very well just like Fermi and the 68xx series, and two 6950's scales as well as 2x GTX 480s in demanding games like Crysis or metro, not bad for $600 total. On the other hand, you might have to wait once in a while for ATI to updates a crossfire profile when new games come out so you can get full usage from both cards. To my understanding, people with dual-gpu setups aren't able to play all games with both GPUs since crossfire is so driver-dependant. If you had no problem with the 5970 I'd get 2X 6950 instead. I personally would get the single card cause I don't have much tech patience or want to deal with micro-stuttering.




http://www.anandtech.com/show/4061/a...eon-hd-6950/13

EDIT: If you go the Xfire route, please go for the 6950, I don't want you paying a $140 premium for a 3fps boost.
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I would say go with the better single card off the bat.

2- 6970s will run you about 750 dollars. A single 580 will run you like 550 at most.

Save that 200 dollars and start an SLI fund.

Or get 2 GTX 570s. Which are shown to be nasty overclockers and can reach 580 speeds with some tweaking.
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I would say go with the better single card off the bat.

2- 6970s will run you about 750 dollars. A single 580 will run you like 550 at most.

Save that 200 dollars and start an SLI fund.

Or get 2 GTX 570s. Which are shown to be nasty overclockers and can reach 580 speeds with some tweaking.
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The problems suggesting sli though is its not natively supported on his board, so unless he wants to rely on hacked drivers the 69XX cards would still be a better option.

Also AMD announced that they will be providing new crossfire profiles weekly. Now if this happens or not I dont know but it could be something to look forward to.
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i had 480 Gtx sli, sinlge card is better to far for sli working. single card better. i got rid of other 480gtx.
850 core . 1970 memory. If the game u love has sli/crossfire got for it.

other then that get 580. Im in line on evga .... 646 in line
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