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Get a Single card over Dual Cards.

not all games take advantage of SLI and CF. and also take into account Scaling.
    
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Were u satisfied with the GTX 295, if u were, then its ok to get 6950's. If not, get the GTX 580.
The unclock-ability is interesting to play with but its not some thing u should hope for solid stable gaming, especially in CF.
Btw, I used 4670's in CF and I thought 4870X2 might be better cause dual-gpu card might be better than CF and got a 4870X2, then I hoped that nvidia dual-gpu card could be better and got a GTX 295, and I sold it immediately when the 5870 came out and promise myself to never care about multi-gpu solution again.
Edited by ih2try - 12/27/10 at 10:40am
    
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Ehehe, i can't change the graphics card that often ... i mean... only since middle last year i saw my GTX 295 being stable with games and dual gpu ... eheheh.

Sycho, yea, i know it's not outdated. I'm not in "extreme hurry" to swap the thing... is just to make some math. Since the money that i want to spend on the cards is already pre-defined

Of course, if a GTX 595 would be out in jan-february that would make me smile... but, i don't see that happening
post #34 of 45
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Hmmm, i'm towards the gtx580 too ... The CF was just " what tha heck, it's the same price! " ...

And since i'm aware of news and new products but i don't follow all the testing and benching so... that's why i posted the question
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GTX595 is slated for Q1 2011
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post #36 of 45
Quote:
Originally Posted by Neitzluber View Post
GTX595 is slated for Q1 2011
Where do you get this info?
post #37 of 45
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Hmmm... yeah, were's that info?
If that's true, i will stay with the 295 until further notice
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Originally Posted by nagle3092 View Post
Most of the driver stigma is PEBKAC but things like mirco stutter arn't unfortunately. .
I had multiple issues with just a single 5770 in games.
Some issues barely noticeable, others making the game unplayable.

Usually nothing major though, a glitch there or artifact there, games start in windowed mode sometimes, etc.
Microstutter was only an issue in demanding games, like Crysis.

The same issues I had with one I usually had with two.
You can sit there and say its PEBKAC most the time and I nearly agree with that, but there are some fine PC enthusiasts on this site that have been doing this for years, and there have been countless inarguable issues with games with AMD since the 9.12's and my first 5770.

And thats not to exclude Nvidia, they have tripped here or there as well but not nearly to AMD's extent. I think AMD is turning the corner but I don't have time to wait. I want to play my games, not troubleshoot them.

If AMD has been good for you, thats great news!
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HD 6950s dominate GTX 580. In CF they are so good they are as fast as GTX 570s. I am too sell thing this GTX 580 and getting one HD 6950, Unlock it and get a second on if i need more power. This way i can save 200$ and use it if i have too. GTX 580 is a very fast card and overclocks like a monster.
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You can sit there and say its PEBKAC most the time and I nearly agree with that, but there are some fine PC enthusiasts on this site that have been doing this for years, and there have been countless inarguable issues with games with AMD since the 9.12's and my first 5770.

If AMD has been good for you, thats great news!
If you noticed I said MOST not all, there are some exceptions but if you go into the ATI section there are alot of "Why is crossfire performance so bad" related post's. Then you ask "Are crossfire profiles installed?" and 90% of the time they're answer is "What's crossfire profiles". So yeah most are PEBKAC related but like I said I know there are exceptions. Also if you didn't notice I said I was selling my 6870s because of mirco stutter, I'm gonna give Nvidia a try again. I just can't decide between a 570 or 580.
 
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