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Nvidia GTX 580s, without a doubt in my mind. The 6970's perform 5 to 8% slower than GTX 580s, and they are on par with 570s for performance.

With 2way SLI, I'm pushing 5760x1080 (specifically TF2/MOH/Mafia2) with MSAA4x or AAA/4xAA (where applicable) and am easily pushing past 30FPS, with the sweet spot approx 45fps. (I'm adding a third to keep framerates stable when pushing Metro 2033, as well as Crysis 2...wanted to maintain a minimum 60fps no matter what I play) Metro easily causes framrate dips below 30fps when my settings are high enough. (so far, I'm at stock clocks...will be overclocking once I'm finished drowning my rig)

Look around on guru3d as well...there are only a few instances where 5970quadfire/6970CF comes out on top over 580SLI. I'm not a fanboy...the numbers speak for themselves.
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So is this with one card or are you Xfired? What kind of frame rates are you getting with eyefinity and what settings are you using in game.. I like to run at high to highest.
Yes, Crossfired. 2 x 5870 Eyefinity6 cards.

My Apple monitor is running at 2560x1440 and my triple monitors are all 1600x900 = 4800x900 plus or minus some for bezel compensation.

No matter what I run, no matter which monitor profile I use - I run everything with full blown, maxed out graphics. I'm a graphics whore as well
    
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Nvidia does seem to have slightly better visuals, especially when dealing with lighting effects, but it is barely noticeable unless you're on huge monitors.



it is not as fast as a 580. it performs on the same level as the 570. The 580 is the fastest card on the market by far. Look at benches. 570 is the best bang for the buck on the market. Unlocks don't count because if that were the case then the gtx 465 would be the best bang for your buck.

It all comes down to how much you want to spend. 580>6970>570/480>6950>5870>470. They are all priced appropriately as well
Unlock does not count? What the hell u smoking. 95% of HD 6950 can unlock, only some GTX465 could.... Also HD 6970 is as fast and get faster then GTX570 1200p+ Please stop cause i have both card and i know what i am talking about.
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And how is that relevant He already said he will be using 2 cards.
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Read this and decide for yourself. Also 3 x 300$ = 900$ < 1000$ GTX580s cost.
http://www.hardocp.com/article/2011/...0_sli_review/7
That's exactly like the 2x 460s > a single 480 argument earlier this year. It's always best to have the less gpus that are more powerful than more that are less powerful. Why settle for 2nd best if you can afford the best?

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Unlock does not count? What the hell u smoking. 95% of HD 6950 can unlock, only some GTX465 could.... Also HD 6970 is as fast and get faster then GTX570 1200p+ Please stop cause i have both card and i know what i am talking about.
according to benches as stated above the 6970 is a little bit faster than a 570. It is also more expensive so the 570 would be the best bang for the buck, even better than 6950s. Every card is appropriately priced in its speed to cost ratio. It does not scale 1:1, but they are all in their places
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And how is that relevant He already said he will be using 2 cards.
Ok, look at the 6950 CF vs single 580 result.

I'll find better examples.
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Yes, Crossfired. 2 x 5870 Eyefinity6 cards.

My Apple monitor is running at 2560x1440 and my triple monitors are all 1600x900 = 4800x900 plus or minus some for bezel compensation.

No matter what I run, no matter which monitor profile I use - I run everything with full blown, maxed out graphics. I'm a graphics whore as well


Cool!!! So what kind of frame rates do you see ??


I will be back lil later on to keep up on this thread... I gotta get to work for a few hours.....
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Cool!!! So what kind of frame rates do you see ??


I will be back lil later on to keep up on this thread... I gotta get to work for a few hours.....
I run with vsync so everything gets pegged at 60 fps. Nothing I run ever dips below that except for Metro 2033 and I believe I get something like 32fps maxed out...but we all know that's pretty normal for that game.

Ive only tested a few games without vsync like F1 and Dirt and I recall getting well over 90fps on both. Don't quote me on that. I'll check my framerates with vsync off tonight.
    
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