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post #21 of 68
No brainer here, 3x6970 gives comparable performance to the much more expensive 3x580 setup.
Just one review of the few, but these reviews all show a similar end result.
Historically tri fire vs tri sli favors tri fire scaling, but sli vs cfx favors sli scaling.

Remember 99% of these reviews were done without proper drivers.

I'd wait on one more driver release before deciding.
Edited by grunion - 12/26/10 at 8:35am
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post #22 of 68
well 6970 is abit slower then a GTX 570.. which is slower then a GTX 580, so do the math. GTX 580's will rape.
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post #23 of 68
Quote:
Originally Posted by ShortySmalls View Post
well 6970 is abit slower then a GTX 570.. which is slower then a GTX 580, so do the math. GTX 580's will rape.

Not
This is 3 vs 3, if you took a minute to research the matter, you'd see your statement is baseless and unfounded.

Please show us some "rape" results.

I'll give you Heaven
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post #24 of 68
I would go ahead and get the 6970's, you will be more than pleased with the performance and I am sure it will look real good in your case. Don't listen to all the people telling you ATI or AMD does know how to make drivers, both companies have had problems with drivers, so just because one is good with drivers now does not mean that in 3 months they could be awful.

Ya I know I am biased but the AMD cards are a better deal right now and if you look around you can have the 6970's for about $300 each for boxing week if you can find them, but you could also go to 3 6950's for about $250 each.

oh and the prices I have quoted are in Canadian $$$ as that is what I have seen them going for up here this boxing week.

Just my 2 cents.
post #25 of 68
At the end of the day 3x cards have a way cool factor in any system.

The reality is they just do not scale that well. Benching is really the only thing that will benifit drematically, and Metro .......

multi screen and 3D will also reap preformance gains

But just remember ...... you better be rolling with a quad at a minumum of 4.2 Ghz or be ready for these monsters to be sitting around tapping their feet waiting for instructions

edit:
Just Looking at the sig of the OP ....... He will be fine 3x 580 FTW IMHO
Edited by Witchdoctor - 12/26/10 at 9:01am
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post #26 of 68
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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?
You can only Crossfire 2 5970s... Then you have "quadfire" since they are dual-GPU cards. So no, he shouldn't.
 
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post #27 of 68
Quote:
Originally Posted by Witchdoctor View Post
At the end of the day 3x cards have a way cool factor in any system.

The reality is they just do not scale that well. Benching is really the only thing that will benifit drematically, and Metro .......

multi screen and 3D will also reap preformance gains

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edit:
Just Looking at the sig of the OP ....... He will be fine 3x 580 FTW IMHO
Why go X3 GTX580 when X3 6970's give very similar performance fir a much less price which could go into the monitor setup.
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What game need 3 580s or 3 6970s again?
    
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post #29 of 68
Wow, today is Overkillingday? I didn't see that in the calendar! I would personally go for the 3way 6970, they are newest, which means they have greater potential in the future.
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post #30 of 68
(3) 580 will beat (3) 6970. Period.

It is waaayy overkill for any games on your 23" monitor.
    
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