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post #11 of 18
tri SLI scales bad.

my 480$ 6870's can tail right behind 1500$ in gpu's lol...

tri sli is good for benching and E peen. the last card does virtually nothing
    
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post #12 of 18
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Originally Posted by Yoko Littner View Post
tri sli is good for benching and E peen. the last card does virtually nothing
You have never played multi-monitor.
Nor very high resolutions.
So you most likely have no clue what you are talking about.

Except games which are CPU limited, 3-way sli scales almost as much as 2-way sli.

I felt it very well when I went from 5970 eyefinity to 2 way 470s to 3 way in gaming at 6000X1200.

2 Cards are very much not enough.

If your two 6870 can do 60 fps at 4800X1024 at highest settings and 2msaa in metro 2033, like I can now, I will change my real life name to Banana. Deal?
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post #13 of 18
580s would crush the 470s. With 3 monitors you can actually use the power and not like some people here who want to run dual 580s with 1680 x 1020 res.
Edited by cl04k3d - 12/19/10 at 2:35pm
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post #14 of 18
580's good sir!
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post #15 of 18
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tri SLI scales bad.

my 480$ 6870's can tail right behind 1500$ in gpu's lol...

tri sli is good for benching and E peen. the last card does virtually nothing
tri SLI scales bad because the limiting factor is no longer the GPUs. his 980x might help with than, but games dont take advantage of the 12 threads he could be running.

apparently money isnt an issue, so i would definately go tri 580s w/ water
    
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I suppose if you're running a 980x at 4.4ghz, then there's no reason you shouldn't go 580 Tri-SLI.

That'll be absolutely sick.
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Tri-580, Disable HT and bump 980 to 5ghz!
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Tri-580, Disable HT and bump 980 to 5ghz!
games cant use 6 threads anyway!!
    
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