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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 #21 of 35
I'd just crossfire some unlocked 6950's, as the scaling is (slightly) better than 6970's, they're quite a bit cheaper and once unlocked and overclocked they're pretty much the exact same as 6970's.

However if you're going stock and price is no issue I'd have to say go for 5970's dammit. OR wait for the 6990 to come out.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...yman,2818.html is a very pro ATI review. And I use it as my source for what I've been saying about scaling etc.

I'm an ATI fanboy, I admit it, so my advice is go 6970's. Especially at the moment as their crossfire scaling is much better.

However I'm no expert, Nvidia could improve their SLI scaling and then 580's will win. I don't know.

The extra RAM on the ATI gfx cards makes them the best choice for big monitors or Eyefinity.

Anyways hope this helped.

TL;DR Wait for 6990, go 5970's, or go 6970's for power consumption and pricing vs performance.

EDIT: I am starting to become aware that it is not always possible to unlock 6950's 99.99% of the time. As price is no issue get the 6970's stock then.
Edited by Eskanasi - 1/27/11 at 2:44pm
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post #22 of 35
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WOW!! Much closer than I anticipated.
I dont plan on multi monitors. I dont care for it, yet!

Another reason I am torn is cause I do miss eVGA!
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post #23 of 35
For the price, 3 6970 crossfire > 580 sli
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post #24 of 35
Quote:
Originally Posted by SAMOEDADDY View Post
WOW!! Much closer than I anticipated.
I dont plan on multi monitors. I dont care for it, yet!

Another reason I am torn is cause I do miss eVGA!
There's nothing special about eVGA, just get Asus.
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post #25 of 35
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I have thought about ASUS also. Them seem really good.
The one thing concerns me about 580's are the temps. I had TRI 285's and they got hot. They do seem to be better.

Snowman you say ASUS, but have a Sapphire, why's that?
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post #26 of 35
No cost concern, I'd take the 580 sli easy. Temps? Yikes, at this point you should be prepared with a watercooling setup.
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post #27 of 35
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Originally Posted by SAMOEDADDY View Post
I have thought about ASUS also. Them seem really good.
The one thing concerns me about 580's are the temps. I had TRI 285's and they got hot. They do seem to be better.

Snowman you say ASUS, but have a Sapphire, why's that?
Limited budget. Bought it at a local computer store that pricematched newegg for me but they didn't carry the Asus.
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post #28 of 35
sli gtx 580 ftw
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GTX 580 is faster, and much faster when overclocked. I still would like to see a some benchmarks where 6970 is completely owning 580 at these "high" resolutions.
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