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ATI CFX Drivers, enough said.
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With or without the unlocking of the 6950's, it just seems like a no brainer to get them if you can get 2 of them for the price of one 580. Performance wise it wouldn't be a contest. I haven't had any issues with CF or mult-monitors or any driver issues at all for that matter with my ATI cards. I wouldn't let the stigma of bad drivers be the determining factor is all I am saying. Most of the issues are PEBKAC imo. If you know what you are doing, you most likely will not have any issues either.
post #23 of 45
I def think nvidia is the better dollar for dollar. But if ur going ATI i'd get 5850's over 6950's
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well now we know you can flaso 6950's to 6970 bios so the choice is easer
http://www.techpowerup.com/articles/...ng/vidcard/159
    
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With or without the unlocking of the 6950's, it just seems like a no brainer to get them if you can get 2 of them for the price of one 580. Performance wise it wouldn't be a contest. I haven't had any issues with CF or mult-monitors or any driver issues at all for that matter with my ATI cards. I wouldn't let the stigma of bad drivers be the determining factor is all I am saying. Most of the issues are PEBKAC imo. If you know what you are doing, you most likely will not have any issues either.
Most of the driver stigma is PEBKAC but things like mirco stutter arn't unfortunately. Like I had said I never even noticed it for over a month, then I thought one of my cards was faulty so I ran each on through a series of tests (thankfully neither where bad) but during those tests EVERYTHING was smoother at half the fps. It shouldn't be like that, the higher the fps the smoother it should be, sadly its not the case.

Can 95% of gamers actually justify more horsepower than a 580? I doubt it besides for e-peen contests with benchmarks. If all the OP is doing is gaming and dont care about e-peen bench contests then the 580 is the way to go.
 
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Most of the driver stigma is PEBKAC but things like mirco stutter arn't unfortunately. Like I had said I never even noticed it for over a month, then I thought one of my cards was faulty so I ran each on through a series of tests (thankfully neither where bad) but during those tests EVERYTHING was smoother at half the fps. It shouldn't be like that, the higher the fps the smoother it should be, sadly its not the case.

Can 95% of gamers actually justify more horsepower than a 580? I doubt it besides for e-peen contests with benchmarks. If all the OP is doing is gaming and dont care about e-peen bench contests then the 580 is the way to go.
Agreed!
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Thread Starter 
I don't do benchmarking.
My choice will be purely on the product lifespan
I try to change my videocard from 2 in 2 years. At least, that's what i want.

Is there any news on the GTX "595", supposed release date?

I think my problem is that i'm so used to not having problems with the GTX295... and this being a Dual GPU, that i'm trying to find a solution to the fact that there's not a product from nvidia that replaced the GTX295...

So, my doubts are there... and the 6950 combo just came to the table due to the price and being a dual gpu solution.
Edited by Pedros - 12/27/10 at 10:27am
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I don't do benchmarking.
My choice will be purely on the product lifespan
I try to change my videocard from 2 in 2 years. At least, that's what i want.
The the 580 is the best bet as its currently the strongest performer out (I dont count that abysmal 5970) which will give you the longest period possible without needing to upgrade. I'll be on my 3rd series of cards this year if I get my 6870s sold.
 
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post #30 of 45
Its gonna take a good while for the 580 to get outdated. I wouldnt even say ur 295 is outdated yet.
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