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3x GTX 580 will be better. When you'll overclock them (which I'm pretty sure of since you're doing HWBOT) the GTX 580s will leave the 6970s far behind it, seeing how much headroom 580s have and how the 6970s scale with OCs compared to the 500s.

For gaming on higher resolutions however you'd typically want the 6970s since 3 cards can do a lot more with 2GB of VRAM. Or you'll have to wait for the 3GB GTX 580s, if they come out after all.
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no doubt , 3x 580
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Wait, are you seriously going to use 3 GPUs for one meager 1080p monitor?

:Facepalm:

Invest some money in decent monitors first. Either 3x24" or 1x30".

Then you can think about video cards!
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Wait, are you seriously going to use 3 GPUs for one meager 1080p monitor?

:Facepalm:

Invest some money in decent monitors first. Either 3x24" or 1x30".

Then you can think about video cards!
OP just said he will be upgrading to 3x30" LED Monitors. Not sure if those are 1080, 1200, or 1600...
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OP just said he will be upgrading to 3x30" LED Monitors. Not sure if those are 1080, 1200, or 1600...
Nice. Well the benchmarks everywhere seem to show the 6970s holding their own at high resolutions. I think Hardwareheaven.net had some Eyefinity resolution comparisons.

Hard to justify the $150x3 price premium of the 580s for 5% better performance.
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Get two GTX 580's and call it a day. There is nothing unless your going triple screen Metro 2033 that you would need a third. Dont even bring ATi into this, They are a crap high end video card company and you should never consider them until they rewrite their drivers from bottom-up.
Wow seems someone has a hate on for ATI. I would just give the op your opinion and keep the rest to yourself, and yes your entitled to your opinion but I dont think most would consider ATI a crap company, If they are so crappy, why don't you start making video cards?

I think whatever the op chooses will be the best bet for him and if he chooses Nvidia over ATI I hope he is happy with what he gets, same if it goes the other way him choosing ATI over Nvidia.

I still vote for ATI 6970 if he is going with 3 30" monitors.

but again just my 2 cents.
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well what is HWBOT? Cause if that is a folding comp...then the 580 will rip those 6900s to pieces...
 
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post #50 of 68
Since Tri-Fire has treated me well for the last year, I will also vote for 3X 6970. Myself, I'm planning to go 6990 + 6970 next moth, watercooled. I don't even look at Tri-SLI since they are seriously lacking video ram compared to the 6xxx. With 3X30'' LCD, you will need that RAM.

ATI and Nvidia drivers all have their problems with multiple GPU/screen set-ups. Forget the fanboys. 99% of the problems with multiple GPUs (Cross/Tri-Fire SLI/Tri-SLI) are PEBKAC. And Nvidia drivers are not better then ATI. IMHO, when you know what you're doing, multiple card set-ups can be problems free. Just like mine.
    
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