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for about the same price go tri sli 570's and be beastly

which is looking to be my next upgrade path with a few new monitors of course
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Originally Posted by tconroy135;11905530 
You know I really like to play New Vegas in windowed mode, how about you? Oh wait CFX doesn't work in windowed?

I like to play a game without any freezing, oh wait CFX doesn't do that.

Lol you shouldn't even have the right to post having an H70 on a 980x. Get your fanboy trash comments out of here. I haven't had any real problems with Crossfire, the only game that caused me problems was Zeno Clash which gave shadow flickering. On a single 480 I had more problems than on both 5970 and 5870 crossfire put together (all of which I have used). The 480 had white pixels and crashes during fallout 3 and couldn't display the l4d2 menu properly, something that every ATI card I've had did fine.

The best "value" choice is two 6950s. They should unlock to 6970s and it would save you $140 over buying two 6970s. Two 6970s is kinda meh, if you want to really go all out then buy two 580s. Either way on 1080p you will be able to max everything... I max everything on just 5870 crossfire so yea.
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Originally Posted by 13thirty7;11903174 
I know this question has probably been asked a bazillion times before but i havent been on in 3 weeks so im behind,lol. I wanna upgrade to either 2 GTX 580s in SLI or 2 6970s in crossfire.....which scales better, has the better drivers and will pull the best and most overall FPS in games? I know the GTX 580 is the fastest card on the planet but the 6970 crossfire vs. the GTX 580 SLI is darn close, just a few FPS in practically all games! Ill be saving a load of money if i go with the 6970s but then again that little e-peen demon keeps whispering in the back of my mind, "GET THE GTX 580!!!)" lol. How much has CFX scaling improved and how does it compare to SLI? And is the few FPS boost with the 580 worth the extra cash? What should i get?

2 580's and get them both folding...Easy 30k PPD with 2 of those things...
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post #24 of 54
go witht he nvidia cards if you want good fps, great drivers, and physicly great looking cards. 6970's are great for more budget oreintented users wanting driver problems, and funky looking ugly cards in their cases.
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Originally Posted by tconroy135;11905530 
You know I really like to play New Vegas in windowed mode, how about you? Oh wait CFX doesn't work in windowed?

I like to play a game without any freezing, oh wait CFX doesn't do that.

O sweet dude, try to start a flame war...

O wait I don't need 2 5870's to play New Vegas in windowed mode, that game would run on anything...

I for one have never had any freezing, or micro-stutterting, or glitches of any kind. Why don't you take your fan-boy self and just walk out of this thread.
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Lol you shouldn't even have the right to post having an H70 on a 980x. Get your fanboy trash comments out of here. I haven't had any real problems with Crossfire, the only game that caused me problems was Zeno Clash which gave shadow flickering. On a single 480 I had more problems than on both 5970 and 5870 crossfire put together (all of which I have used). The 480 had white pixels and crashes during fallout 3 and couldn't display the l4d2 menu properly, something that every ATI card I've had did fine.

The best "value" choice is two 6950s. They should unlock to 6970s and it would save you $140 over buying two 6970s. Two 6970s is kinda meh, if you want to really go all out then buy two 580s. Either way on 1080p you will be able to max everything... I max everything on just 5870 crossfire so yea.

Thank you +rep
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post #27 of 54
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go witht he nvidia cards if you want good fps, great drivers, and physicly great looking cards. 6970's are great for more budget oreintented users wanting driver problems, and funky looking ugly cards in their cases.

What driver problems?...

I remember at one point the NVIDIA drivers actually killed cards, due to it ramping the fan up too high. So don't even say that AMD/ATI is the only one with driver problems.

What no one understands is that they need to write all of these drivers for a countless number of hardware combinations. Nothing is going to be perfect every single time.
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The 480 had white pixels and crashes during fallout 3 and couldn't display the l4d2 menu properly, something that every ATI card I've had did fine.

Ummm....

...that's because it was defective.
    
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Ummm....

...that's because it was defective.

Nope. Worked fine in other games (minus the space-heater factor) and when I sold it the buyer never needed to RMA it or anything. Just lackluster drivers. Mind you this is when it first launched though and I can't comment on SLI or anything.
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Get 3 x HD 6950, unlock, cheaper then 2 x GTX 580 and you know u can tell all GTX580 owners my setup is better. In reality right now with HD 69XX and GTX580 are not needed because only Crysis and Metro really push them. The fact these cards got away with suck small performance increase from last gen its because of no demanding games. If you are happy with current Ati drivers stick to ATi.
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