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Poll Results: 6970 CR or 580 SLI

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  • 53% of voters (38)
    GTX 580 SLI
  • 46% of voters (33)
    AMD 6970 CF
71 Total Votes  
post #31 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?
max temp with my stock cooler was 62*c in furmark if i turned fanspeed up to 70%
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post #32 of 35
GTX580 or some cheap 480s consider all should pwn through every game easily.
Many may consider it overkilled, but it is a great buy to max out Metro2033 with one screen.

I don't really know if AMD/ATI has fixed the crappy drivers from the 5000 series. However, I cannot be happier with my GTX480 SLI, compares to my 5870, the driver is far more stable and even with the potentially problematic surround vision, it still works perfectly so far (only have to keep an eye on the AA/AF in case it runs out of memory) compares to more than 10 driver releases I tried with my 5850/5870 and ALL failed to deliver.
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post #33 of 35
Get 2x6950 and unclock them to get the stock performance of a 6970. It just won't overclock as good because it's a little different. The 580 is too expensive. I've seen some benchmarks where the 6970 in crossfire is even better than the 580 in some places like F1 2010 and some other games.
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post #34 of 35
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Originally Posted by HybridCore View Post
Get 2x6950 and unclock them to get the stock performance of a 6970. It just won't overclock as good because it's a little different. The 580 is too expensive. I've seen some benchmarks where the 6970 in crossfire is even better than the 580 in some places like F1 2010 and some other games.
Not worried about paying for the 580. I am not interested in risking the flashing of a 6950. Is it mostly a for sure thing, maybe, but I dont want to risk it. Would rather just buy something and not worry about. Not much into overclocking GPU's either.
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post #35 of 35
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Not worried about paying for the 580. I am not interested in risking the flashing of a 6950. Is it mostly a for sure thing, maybe, but I dont want to risk it. Would rather just buy something and not worry about. Not much into overclocking GPU's either.
You should at lest OC your cards to the max potential at stock volts. You can probably get at least 800Mhz on almost any average 580 and usually even more.
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