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I thought they were slated for Q1 2011, my bad, yo.
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post #12 of 42
IMO for gaming, Physx, cuda mean jack to me.

all that matter's is price/performance and how many FPS they put out.

in this case. Grab a GTX 580 and OVerclock like no other.

as a reference to Price to performance a 900MHZ GTX 580 can come with in 5% of my 6870's

but at 20$ more.

Dual 6870's can beat any single solution out. and at a cheaper price point.

but most will reccomend a single powerful gpu over that of 2. from my personal experiance, i would disagree with this. but again some time's people have issue's and some dont.

i by default reccomend 6870's to people.

my second recomendation would be a SINGLE GTX 580.

my third choice would be 2X 6850's.

fourth would be GTX 460 sli.

and in no order from the other's a pair of GTX 570's. (at 350$ each they are indeed powerful)

Dual 6950's are nice to!
Edited by Yoko Littner - 1/8/11 at 1:49pm
    
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post #13 of 42
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IIRC 6850's cant be flashed to a 6870

Despite being the same GPU with simply SMID cluster's or rop's disabled i havent heard of this being done.
I believe I meant 6950 to 6970 then? There was one that was flashable.
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post #14 of 42
IMO GTX 570 or HD6950. Whichever you can find cheaper.

If cost is not the issue, GTX580 or 2x GTX460's or 2xHD6850's.
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Then yes. 6950's can be flashed to 6970's indeed



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I believe I meant 6950 to 6970 then? There was one that was flashable.
    
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Go with the 580! ATI's drivers...

This is coming from a ATI owner!
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post #17 of 42
Get a single GTX 570.
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Dont be such a fanboy.

It's how u set up ati driver's. the achilles heel of them is MUlti GPu configuration's. if you know how to optimize correctly, this isnt a problem.

i have had more issue's with nvidia driver's then ati driver's.

is this because Nvidia driver's suck? no. just perhaps i was unlucky, or didnt do something right.

my experience with ati driver's are as good as it get's.

ATI driver's are not the issue. uninformed user's are.




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Go with the 580! ATI's drivers...

This is coming from a ATI owner!
    
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Once again.... The reason people on OCN have problems with any driver is PROBABLY because they think every driver update MUST be downloaded. They specifically say "Only update drivers if your previous drivers have errors"
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post #20 of 42
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I cant decide whether to but the 580 gtx or the amd 6970.
I play games like Crisis,Far Cry 2 Fallout,Bioshock,Fear ect ect. Their played at a max of 1920 x 1080p res and my 5830 its simply not cutting it to much tearing and on games like gta4 I cant max out. Also about half of my games use physx but is it worth getting a nvidia card just because of that? Anyways how much difference in gameplay will I see between the 2 cards and for my rig which one you think is the best.
Thanks for the opinions in advance.
I can play on max settings just fine with my 5830 with 1080p, I haven't tried Crysis or GTA4 though.
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