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Originally Posted by BigCactus View Post
Probably the frame buffer of the 570 not holding up, because at 2560x1600 the 69702gb can at times, destory the 570. It's always good to have more vram I think.

This is biased banther poo-doo!
Stop now! Nvidia is not your enemy!
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post #62 of 149
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DX9, no AF, low resolution for multi-monitor...isn't it obvious. And one of the benches the 69702gb in f1 2010 > the GTX570. So you did prove one of my points by posting that bench.
I proved none of your points, you didn't even read the rest of the graphs. I posted plenty of DX11/DX10 benchies. Besides, your point is that the 6970 > 580, now you're just changing things to make yourself seem right. Give me a break. You're just so blinded by your love for ATI that you're unwilling to look the other way
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post #63 of 149
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First, It is plain stupid to take one websites review and state that as fact. Every reviewer has different numbers because there isn't a set standard which upon reviews are done. Each is different.

Second, I dont care what reviews say, I believed them when I thought a 5970 was a good video card. Actually owning one is a different story, Stuttering in Bad Company 2. Slow down near smoke/dust. StarCraft 2 units disappearing etc..,Just problems all around. With Nvidia it has never been a problem. Until ATi rewrites their entire drivers code, Hell copies whatever makes Nvidia so successful who cares just get it working because I will never "Cheap-out" and go ATi again.
Good point but then you have those who have never had problems with crossfire drivers or ati drivers.

I myself, would rather not overpay for GTX580 SLI at this point. With unlocked 6950s to 6970s that perform better than GTX580 SLI, and cost ~$500 USD less...you can use that $500 for maybe a better monitor, i7 processor, x58 mobo, car payment, kid's college fund, etc.
    
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post #64 of 149
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DX9, no AF, low resolution for multi-monitor...isn't it obvious. And one of the benches the 69702gb in f1 2010 > the GTX570. So you did prove one of my points by posting that bench.
Nice thread!

Just kidding.

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post #65 of 149
The 6850 that are unlocked and overclock will stay perfect forever. As said in a previous post people are experiencing degrading performance because the card was not ment to run with its full shader count and speeds so high.
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post #66 of 149
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As said in a previous post people are experiencing degrading performance because the card was not ment to run with its full shader count and speeds so high.

There's always a catch!
Look like unlocking them isn't such a good idea.
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I give it a week before theres a handful of "I unlocked my 6950 now no post" threads.
 
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I give it a week before theres a handful of "I unlocked my 6950 now no post" threads.
Haha yea. I'd lol pretty hard if AMD secretly hid some kind of mechanism to determine whether a 6970 BIOS was flashed onto it. They figured, they could let the people go crazy over flashing 6950's into 6970's to boost 6950 sales, then when the 6950's start failing and people send them in for RMA, the manufacturer's lol at them and tell them their warranty is void for flashing a 6970 BIOS. This way, people will have to buy ANOTHER card. Clever scheme eh?
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I myself, would rather not overpay for GTX580 SLI at this point. With unlocked 6950s to 6970s that perform better than GTX580 SLI, and cost ~$500 USD less...you can use that $500 for maybe a better monitor, i7 processor, x58 mobo, car payment, kid's college fund, etc.
Don't forget you could also buy a nice full waterblock for both unlocked 6950, plus reservoir and triple radiator to watercool them and OC them like crazy. And STILL have money in your pocket, compared to 580 SLI.

580 GTX SLI + waterblocks for almost the same perf at high-res, and LESS video RAM? Ouch. Talk about wasting money.
    
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I give it a week before theres a handful of "I unlocked my 6950 now no post" threads.
Worst case scenario, the unlocked parts fail. Flip BIOS switch, unlocked parts disabled again, back to 6950.
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