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Originally Posted by ZealotKi11er View Post
Last i checked GTX 580s were faster? Also what % of the cards unlock?
580 SLI and 6970 crossfire trade blows at high resolutions. IMO, if you're running a single display setup, then pick up a 580, otherwise, look into the 6950 or 6970 for the savings and 2 GB of VRAM.
post #12 of 149
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Originally Posted by BigCactus View Post
Nope 6970cf usually faster. High percentage success rate to unlock thus far.

http://www.hardwareheaven.com/review...ty-vs-sli.html
I'm seeing conflicting results on other review sites. I don't think thats enough information to say 6970CF beats GTX580SLI.
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Why even get a 580 for $520 when for like $60 more you can have two unlocked 6950 cards that give > GTX580 sli performance?
    
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Why even get a 580 for $520 when for like $60 more you can have two unlocked 6950 cards that give > GTX580 sli performance?
you trollin or what?

it's not guaranteed to unlock, most people CANT unlock

also, AMD drivers suck donkey balls
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you trollin or what?

it's not guaranteed to unlock, most people CANT unlock

also, AMD drivers suck donkey balls
No it's verified and the success rate is high.

http://www.techpowerup.com/articles/...ng/vidcard/159
    
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One review site's results do not constitute the absolute performance of one setup over another. In real world performance, I've seen benchmarks where two 580's handily defeated two 6970's. Depends a lot on the game and the resolution tested. Also, you're completely forgetting that two GTX 570's can OC to GTX 580 levels no different than two 6950's can unlock to 6970 performance. And two GTX 570's run you ~$700. Just my 2 cents--it's not quite as simple as you make it sound is all.

EDIT: Another thing I forgot is the difference between power draw, heat, and noise when comparing the Nvidia cards with the AMD ones. The GTX 570 and 580 are quieter and cooler, while the 69xx cards draw less power. Also, the Nvidia cards perform better with AA enabled.
Edited by fencefeet - 12/26/10 at 8:21pm
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[other stuff said] ... also, AMD drivers suck donkey balls
This. If you wanna show off how much potential performance you can have, get an AMD. If you want to be able to play all games without having to change drivers for different games, nVidia
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you trollin or what?

it's not guaranteed to unlock, most people CANT unlock

also, AMD drivers suck donkey balls
Says the person that is trolling/very ignorant.
    
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yes and no, from what I have read so far. The thing that concerns me is the power draw. There is a reason the 6970 has a 6+8 pin.

Also, AMD drivers are not the best, but they are consistently working on them. It has been a while since I have used nvidia, but I know their driver updates are sometimes 6-8 months apart. AMD usually puts out new drivers or at least new CF application profiles every couple of weeks.
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you trollin or what?

it's not guaranteed to unlock, most people CANT unlock

also, AMD drivers suck donkey balls
Very mature comment sir!

You should try unlocking your ram so the bios switches your OS to 64bit
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