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Should I get 2 6950 or 1 Gtx 580
Planing to add more card in future like
3 6950 or 2 Gtx 580
Which combination is better and my PSU is 950 watt us it enough to run 3 6950 or 2 Gtx 580 in future
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I would do the 580... Hell if I could find one $450 I`d probably jump all over it but $500+ is a bit out of my range atm. And yes 950 is plenty for 2 580`s.
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Either direction is a solid choice, though the chance of unlocking 6950s is a nice bonus. Also, 3x 6950s is a bit less than 2 580s so um... I'm not sure if you're confined by a budget but if you were, it's something to think about. The only problem with 1 580 is you're limited to 2 monitors, grr.
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Both are awesome choices, but I find dual 6950's kind of overkill for anything unless you're trying to play Metro 2033 with everything on.
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Just moved from GTX 580 to HD 6950. So far GTX 580 has better drivers in terms of performance and i can easily say GTX 580 will not get any faster but HD 6950 as 10-15% more performance room. Also both are very cool cards. From that i have seen 2 x HD 6950 ~ same performance as GTX570s so it will walk all over GTX580. Even if you get 2 x GTX 580 all you do in unlock HD 6950 and bam you got GTX580s like performance.
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post #6 of 29
Quote:
Originally Posted by TAr View Post
Should I get 2 6950 or 1 Gtx 580
Planing to add more card in future like
3 6950 or 2 Gtx 580
Which combination is better and my PSU is 950 watt us it enough to run 3 6950 or 2 Gtx 580 in future
atm you can change the bios on the 6850 turn them into 6970s there should be a thread on this when i find it i'll link it

edit, found link

http://www.overclock.net/ati/899639-...ck-thread.html
Edited by Sad - 12/27/10 at 9:22pm
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%100 scaling wins. Plus 6950 = 6970.
Edited by Nautilus - 12/27/10 at 9:24pm
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The only problem is see with 2 x of any GPUs is no scaling well with AMD platform.
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The only problem is see with 2 x of any GPUs is no scaling well with AMD platform.
I beg to differ Zealotki11er, have you checked the 69xx crossfire reviews? I've seen up to %100 scaling.
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The only problem is see with 2 x of any GPUs is no scaling well with AMD platform.
You sure about that? All data shows current gen AMD cards have near perfect scaling.
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