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LOL go for the single GPU route and avoid ATI's crap drivers. GTX 580.
I agree and concur, get a 580.
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You should really upgrade your psu for a dual 6950 setup but you could always order one 6950 now and psu, then another 6950 when you get paid

By the way, won't the 2gb perform better than the 1gb or am I just being stupid?
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I am selling my current 480. I am done with it dumping enormous amounts of heat into my loop heating up the CPU.
Gf110 is only cooler because the vapor chamber. Not that Fermi is hot. People exaggerate the heat issue
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2nd. 480?
 
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According to engadget 6990 coming soon.
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post #26 of 33
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You should really upgrade your psu for a dual 6950 setup but you could always order one 6950 now and psu, then another 6950 when you get paid

By the way, won't the 2gb perform better than the 1gb or am I just being stupid?
2GB is only benneficial for games that use lots of AA at insane high resolutions.
    
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Check the links
coughoverlookingsignificantdetailscough

look at the MINIMUM FPS in Crysis in that first link. Maximum fps is nice and all, but real world results come from the minimum fps. I GUARANTEE the 580 will look like it outperforms the ati cards in that game. Maximum fps is nice, but there is a much more noticeable difference between say 20fps- 40fps than 80fps-100fps but I digress...
    
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coughoverlookingsignificantdetailscough

look at the MINIMUM FPS in Crysis in that first link. Maximum fps is nice and all, but real world results come from the minimum fps. I GUARANTEE the 580 will look like it outperforms the ati cards in that game. Maximum fps is nice, but there is a much more noticeable difference between say 20fps- 40fps than 80fps-100fps but I digress...
I won't deny this, good point.
    
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post #29 of 33
Why the heck would you want to upgrade? A gtx 480 is still a beast, and so what if it is power hungry and hot? Replacing a 480 with a 6970 or gtx 580 is not going to help your overclock on your cpu any. All cards are hot and power hungry, because they are still based on the 40nm process. AMD's 6xxx series do not run cooler than the gtx 5xx series.

If I was you, I wouldn't upgrade. Wait for 28nm if you really need an upgrade.
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post #30 of 33
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why not 2x 560's
right now the driver for 560 sli is bad but they still are better then 2 6870s according to hardware heaven but i would personally go with either a 5970 or two talon attack 460s they will suffice for performance for sure and save you about 100 bucks. orrrrr if you want 2gb of RAM to get better fram buffering which will make everything look nicer id go with sli 2gb 560 or just normal 560 sli will do well
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