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6970 CF or 580 SLI??

Poll Results: 6970 CR or 580 SLI

This is a multiple choice poll
  • 53% of voters (38)
    GTX 580 SLI
  • 46% of voters (33)
    AMD 6970 CF
71 Total Votes  
post #1 of 35
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Well I had been leaning towards 580 SLI, but also been looking at 6970 CF. Besides the price (which I am not looking at) which would you pick?
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post #2 of 35
For your screen resolution, either one in single card would do just fine.
But if you really want to spend the money, id go with a 580, its the fastest single card and its scaling wise they're approximately the same, If you plan on multi-mon, go with ati.
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The GTX 580, for one its overall a stronger card next the driver support.
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post #4 of 35
If price doesn't matter than neither does the choice really. Do some research on what cards seem to work best with the games that you play and go from there. It comes down to preference if price is not an issue.

Both can be overclocked, the gtx580's run hotter (I believe) and are more expensive.
post #5 of 35
That's a tough one for me to choose. I suppose I'd initially lean toward the 6970 at first glance of their specs but looking at the GTX580 specs I'd say it depends on how you want to use them as far as multiple displays (as previously stated) and whatnot. I'm considering both cards for my upcoming upgrade in the next 2 weeks.
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post #6 of 35
GTX 570 = 6970 most of the time

GTX 580 > GTX 570 so logic states it that GTX 580 SLI > 6970 CF
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post #7 of 35
Pretty hard to say. In general, GTX 580 SLI is better than 6970 CF but need to compare them case by case especially price.....

http://www.anandtech.com/show/4061/amds-radeon-hd-6970-radeon-hd-6950/15
http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1488/9/
http://www.hardwareheaven.com/reviews/1084/pg17/xfx-radeon-6970-and-radeon-6950-graphics-card-review-crossfire-eyefinity-vs-sli.html
Edited by linskingdom - 1/27/11 at 1:59pm
post #8 of 35
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Originally Posted by ShortySmalls;12166733 
GTX 570 = 6970 most of the time

GTX 580 > GTX 570 so logic states it that GTX 580 SLI > 6970 CF

Unless you're getting into tripple monitor resolution of 5760+

Then it's a little different story, thanks to the extra RAm the ATI camp has.
     
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post #9 of 35
6970's are way cheaper than gtx 580's, and the scaling is apparently awesome on the 6970's in cf. If money is no object, then sure, gtx580 all the way.
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post #10 of 35
When money is set aside their is no reason to evem consider AMD at this point.

They have been completly humiliated this round.

Let's go AMD R&D .... get back in the game
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