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HOly crap dude $1000 for GTX580SLI vs $590ish ATI 6950CF(unlocked to 6970CF)? Nvidia just got rocked.

Edit: Added benchmarks below where 6970>580 sli.




Edited by BigCactus - 12/27/10 at 7:16am
    
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Maybe *sniff*...maybe...
    
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HOly crap dude $1000 for GTX580SLI vs $590ish ATI 6950CF(unlocked to 6970CF)? Nvidia just got rocked.
Who cares if Nvidia wins or loses, as long as the consumers win!

    
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Who cares if Nvidia wins or loses, as long as the consumers win!

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Last i checked GTX 580s were faster? Also what % of the cards unlock?
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alot of them unlocks with dual bios u can't go wrong xD !

i should of picked 1 up @ boxing day for 250!
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HOly crap dude $1000 for GTX580SLI vs $590ish ATI 6950CF(unlocked to 6970CF)? Nvidia just got rocked.
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Dunno if I would say Nvidia got rocked... There were always significant cost savings on the AMD setup, it just got sweeter. But there has been no performance change.

So previously it was:
2x6970 ($736) vs 2xGTX580 ($1036)
and Now:
2x6950 ($600) vs 2xGTX580 ($1036)

I do admit I'm tempted to order a 6950 right now. GTX580 still has the performance edge at a significantly higher cost.
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Last i checked GTX 580s were faster? Also what % of the cards unlock?
Nope 6970cf usually faster. High percentage success rate to unlock thus far.

http://www.hardwareheaven.com/review...ty-vs-sli.html
    
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Dunno if I would say Nvidia got rocked... There were always significant cost savings on the AMD setup, it just got sweeter. But there has been no performance change.

So previously it was:
2x6970 ($736) vs 2xGTX580 ($1036)
and Now:
2x6950 ($600) vs 2xGTX580 ($1036)

I do admit I'm tempted to order a 6950 right now. GTX580 still has the performance edge at a significantly higher cost.
Well $136 cheaper seems good to me. That's like a decent x58 mobo..well...almost.
    
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