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GTX 580 SLI versus ATI TRI Cross 5870??

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Just looking for your opinions on these two compared against each other.
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Two GTX580 are faster, less power used, less heat produced, less space taken up, less cables used( pci-E cabling ), quieter system, cuda + physx now applies, and more vram (1.5gb vs 5870s 1gb )
    
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Those are a few reasons why I am also considering it. I am thinking about a sound card also, and with three 5870's it is pretty tight. I do have room but three 5870's and sound card on my x58 classified is alot of heat.
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Why not two 6970's?
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Why do you need to upgrade anyway?
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post #6 of 14
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Originally Posted by antuk15 View Post
Why not two 6970's?
+1, Cheaper as good, also can get HD 6950s and flash then and save 400$.
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post #7 of 14
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Why not two 6970's?
Mostly cause it will only cost me $200 extra and 580's perform alittle better. At least the benchmarks I see.

I dont want to flash 6850's either. I really dont care to risk it.
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post #8 of 14
dear lord are the 5870's not fast enough?
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post #9 of 14
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dear lord are the 5870's not fast enough?
Do you know what website you are on lol?
    
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post #10 of 14
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Originally Posted by Jakester136 View Post
dear lord are the 5870's not fast enough?
Of course they are. I think the scaling could be better. I looking to reduce some heat with three cards, yet keep about same performance. Also to give me more room for a sound card. I am using onboard right now. I have room now, but with three cards and the sound card makes for alot of heat.

Computers is my hobby. I dont drink or smoke. I dont fix cars or collect anything, so this is my hobby. And just like everyone that has a hobby, they like to get new things. It is tax time!!
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