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I absolutely love my GTX580...

My most recent cards prior were a pair of 6870's; a pair of GTX470's and prior to that a pair of 5870's.

I'm done with dual card setups for the near future. Way too many headaches. Yes you get higher max FPS but in some cases a single fast card provided me higher minimum FPS than any of my dual card setups.

Also, no driver issues, no micro-stutter.

The 6970 is excellent as well (I have one in another system) but if you can afford the price bump, the 580 is the best single GPU card currently out.
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Originally Posted by snelan View Post
The 580 has about a 15% advantage on the HD 6970. Also, the HD 6970 is AMD, so it will have crappy drivers, no CUDA, PhysX, bad scaling for X-Fire.

......Get the GTX 580
what are you talking about? amd cards have better multi GPU scaling than nvidia lol
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i know im late but the 6970 is about the same as the gtx 580 here are some benchmarks for BF3 http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/battlefield-3-graphics-performance,3063.html
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