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I cant make up my mind, what allyuih think?

heres what i use my system for.

1. High Graphics Program and Gaming.
2. Beach the system to compite in Caribbean and HWBOT.

My current specs is in my sig.

Please note the cards will be water cooled...i am also upgrading my water cooling system to 2 loops for better cooling.
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post #2 of 68
3 6970s would give you better performance, but really, that's the most you would wanna have. Generally more than 2 cards do give issues in games and such and are really only good for benching. But 3 6970s blow 2 580s away. You could also consider 3 GTX 570s but the 6970 seems to scales better.

Edit: 3 GTX 580s are better.
Edited by Razi3l - 12/26/10 at 7:42am
    
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post #3 of 68
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3 6970s would give you better performance, but really, that's the most you would wanna have. Generally more than 2 cards do give issues in games and such and are really only good for benching. But 3 6970s blow 2 580s away. You could also consider 3 GTX 570s but the 6970 seems to scales better.

Edit: 3 GTX 580s are better.
kids these days...

Anyways,


Its too bad many games don't support triple SLi today.

http://www.guru3d.com/article/geforc...y-sli-review/1

I would go SLi 580's if not concerned about 3 monitors/eyefinity, this driver package has been easily more solid. I am over stock 580 performance now, you should see the 580 overclock and 3dmark numbers, check out my club link in my signature.

I can clear 6000K with this 570 by itself!
These GF-110's are monsters!

Personally it would come down to monitor setup for me between these two choices.
Eyefinity/3-monitors? 6970's. Godlike power/2 monitors or 1 big one? 580's.

Hold off on the third GPU unless you just want to blow up benchmarks.
And remember, this decision is a good problem to have.
Gotta remember to enjoy these moments
Edited by amstech - 12/26/10 at 9:10am
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3 6970s would give you better performance, but really, that's the most you would wanna have. Generally more than 2 cards do give issues in games and such and are really only good for benching. But 3 6970s blow 2 580s away. You could also consider 3 GTX 570s but the 6970 seems to scales better.
but he was asking tri for each setup, not tri 6970 vs dual 580.
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but he was asking tri for each setup, not tri 6970 vs dual 580.
it said 2x 580s when i posted that edited now.
    
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but he was asking tri for each setup, not tri 6970 vs dual 580.
lol I know thats like saying "3 580's smoke 2 6970's".
Well yeah I think we all know that.... talking about 3 on 3 here though read more carefully.
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how come 3x6970 vs 3x580?
should you not be comparing 3x5970 vs 3x580?

i.e. ati's best performing card vs. nvidia's best performing card?
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You're gonna watercool those cards?
Definitely the 580s.
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@OP


You don't need that much horsepower for your LCD.. It's 23", so I assume it's 1920x1080? It's also 60hz right?

So getting above 60FPS is useless because your display can't display more than that. Also, that is a very low resolution, so you could run it with a single 6950 even... Not that it's not your money. Spend it as you wish...



AFAIK 3x GTX 580 would win at a low resolution such as 1920x1080, but 3x 6970 should PWN the GTX 580's at high resolutions like EYEFINITY or 30" screens... (2560x1600)


Although, if you compete with HWBOT or something, I have no idea how that works, so I don't know which is more beneficial
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Clearly the 580s would win. But then again, when would you need that much power and it would cause more problem then solve.
 
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