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Originally Posted by ZealotKi11er;11786605 
Last i checked GTX 580s were faster? Also what % of the cards unlock?

It looks like a really high percentage, mine unlocked, although I get some artifacts in Unigine while in games I haven't seen any, at least not yet. Several others on OCN have unlocked without any problems though, I haven't seen any others like me with artifacts.
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Originally Posted by jp27;11786871 
you trollin or what?
it's not guaranteed to unlock, most people CANT unlock
also, AMD drivers suck donkey balls

I beg to differ on one point, so far it seems that by far most people can unlock.

Just because I have wanted to say it since I saw it, you jelly?
Edited by Mygaffer - 12/27/10 at 3:33am
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post #32 of 149
2x6950 won't beat 2x580, even after unlocking.
Pointing at eyefinity test, thats only because of the 2GB memory and on some games. More demanding games, it will be equal or better for the 580s.

On single monitor even at high resolutions, the 580s will still be superior.

BUT

price to performance, in this case, the 6950 in CFX and unlocked to 6970, will pretty much win every time. It will be the best power to value ratio.

I don't know if AMD are eating their hats now in frustration or not, but it is pretty funny.
Its like when NVIDIA put out the 465s too quick, and they ended up being unlocked to 470s for a much lesser price, which was fixed pretty quickly later on.
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post #33 of 149
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Originally Posted by BigCactus;11786516 
HOly crap dude $1000 for GTX580SLI vs $590ish ATI 6950CF(unlocked to 6970CF)? Nvidia just got gunner2.gif rocked. cool.gif

If only Amd could make a decent pair of Crossfire drivers frown.gif
    
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post #34 of 149
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Originally Posted by Jean-Luc;11790318 
If only Amd could make a decent pair of Crossfire drivers frown.gif

Actually I think the new drivers for the 69xx series are pretty good compared to the early 10.x drivers.
CFX scaling is pretty nice most of the time.
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post #35 of 149
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Originally Posted by Defoler;11790343 
Actually I think the new drivers for the 69xx series are pretty good compared to the early 10.x drivers.
CFX scaling is pretty nice most of the time.

Scaling they're great, Gameplay they're horrible. There's a reason my 6870's in Xfire went back and were replaced by 570's
    
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post #36 of 149
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Originally Posted by BigCactus;11786830 
Why even get a 580 for $520 when for like $60 more you can have two unlocked 6950 cards that give > GTX580 sli performance?


6970 CF isnt stronger then GTX580 SLI

its more close to a GTX570 SLI

and the AMD CF drivers dont work as good as NV SLI's

of corse if the success was granted its better to buy then GTX580 SLI but not more then GTX570 SLI.

also you cant overclock it after you unlock it.
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I've used 4 crossfire configs in a group of diametric opposite rigs in the last 12 months. I've had 0 driver issues, save Eyefinity (albeit only at the initial implementation, which is understandable because all has since been sorted out exceptionally). The rigs in question were all built by me, & i've used a variety of processors with the common factor being they all were high performance.

Trifire setups have, without question, been the most impressive. The negative (or substandard) scaling past two cards is clearly overcome +1 for the current cards, and was overcome a generation ago with the 58xx series.

Anyway, the "AMD **** drivers" hyperbole is complete nonsense now.
Interestingly enough, this will likely help AMD's bottom line; though I am sure the sales of the 6970 won't be rewarded. Since the cards are virtually identical to manufacture, we know it won't hurt them to sell x many more units preferable the 6950..at least in overhead.
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Anyway, the "AMD **** drivers" hyperbole is complete nonsense now.

Sure it is. The whole 10fps in BC2 while Xfire was enabled was all in my head
    
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Originally Posted by Jean-Luc;11790348 
Scaling they're great, Gameplay they're horrible. There's a reason my 6870's in Xfire went back and were replaced by 570's

This a thousand times.

I would like these cards but cannot take the frustration of buying a game and get ready to play and then spending hours trying to get my xfire setup to work.
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