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Which one should I get
2 6970 or 2 gtx 580
On a budget build
Jacky big difference
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SLI GTX580 is better.

but if your on a budget get CF 6950 and unlock them
    
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I want reliability people are complaint by doing 6950 to 6970 they see artifacts and the have ram problem and they can't overclock beyond 6970
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I want reliability people are complaint by doing 6950 to 6970 they see artifacts and the have ram problem and they can't overclock beyond 6970
Then go with the 580s, lol. ATI drivers are still the same but it's hit or miss. A lot of people don't have any problems but some people do and that chance is increased with multiple GPU set ups. Also you can get micro-stuttering regardless of if you go with the ATIs or the 580s.
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post #5 of 18
Forget the 6950s anyway I love my 580s and they will beat the 6970s.

I had a 5970 loved the hardware, hated the drivers.

Since I got the 580s I have had none of the problems with SLI that I had with CFX and people say these current drivers aren't that great for nVidia.

So I would go with the 580s, but the 970s are cheaper.

I think honestly if you plan on playing DX11 games then go with the 580s, if less than or equal to DX10 then go with 1 580.
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post #6 of 18
After 13 or so threads, you still haven't decided.

Well if your budget is $1k, the 580 sli.
If your budget is $720, 6970 cfx.
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post #7 of 18
Wouldn't a more reasonable comparison be between two 6970s and two gtx570s?

The 580 is a much higher price point, and a clear performance winner.
    
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post #8 of 18
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Is it a big noticeable difference I just want solid frame at least 70 FPS
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post #9 of 18
Depends on the game dude. You are still going to dip in the 40 fps range in crysis enthusiast mode at 1080p even with 580 SLI or 6970 CF. Either will be great, just depends on budget IMO.
    
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post #10 of 18
switching from 5970 to 6970 cf would be degrading

and its not worth getting 2x GTX 580 just for +5/6 fps
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