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post #11 of 19
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As many as I need to figure this out.

Just go buy a 580
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Just go buy a 580
I could buy 2 6950's or 2 560's for a huge increase in performance.
    
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Gonna make a pro's and con's list. Will edit this post with it.

Crossfire HD 6950's 1GB:
Pros
-In the future, chance of unlocking to a 6970 (maybe)
-Better stock performance than SLI 560's
-Better OC's performance than 560's.

Cons
-Not as good OC potential
-Lacking PhysX
-Bad at F@H


SLI GTX 560's 1GB
Pros
-Insane OC potential
-PhysX
-Could buy the Twin Frozr
-I like the look of Twin Frozr more than the 6950's

Cons
-Will not beat the 6950 even when OC'd (or will it with Twin Frozr)
-No unlocking hope.
Edited by snelan - 1/28/11 at 9:09am
    
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I could buy 2 6950's or 2 560's for a huge increase in performance.
But then in a few months you can buy another 580, then another few months down the ine you can go 3 way sli...
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But then in a few months you can buy another 580, then another few months down the ine you can go 3 way sli...
Valid argument, but I doubt I'd spend $1000 just for graphics cards.
    
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6990, there problem solved.
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Buying two cards at once isn't the best choice, scaling isn't the same with all games.

I'd buy a single 580 or you could wait for the 59x to come out.

Two 560's or 6950's might work well now but they'll fall in performance faster where by the time you need a bump in performance an additional 580 will be much cheaper and yield better performance.
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post #18 of 19
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Buying two cards at once isn't the best choice, scaling isn't the same with all games.

I'd buy a single 580 or you could wait for the 59x to come out.

Two 560's or 6950's might work well now but they'll fall in performance faster where by the time you need a bump in performance an additional 580 will be much cheaper and yield better performance.
Listen to this guy, he knows what he means.
post #19 of 19
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Originally Posted by snelan View Post
Gonna make a pro's and con's list. Will edit this post with it.

Crossfire HD 6950's 1GB:
Pros
-In the future, chance of unlocking to a 6970 (maybe)
-Better stock performance than SLI 560's
-Better OC's performance than 560's.

Cons
-Not as good OC potential
-Lacking PhysX
-Bad at F@H


SLI GTX 560's 1GB
Pros
-Insane OC potential
-PhysX
-Could buy the Twin Frozr
-I like the look of Twin Frozr more than the 6950's

Cons
-Will not beat the 6950 even when OC'd (or will it with Twin Frozr)
-No unlocking hope.
Conclusion:

Buy two HD 6950 2GBs, unlock to HD 6970s, OC, enjoy.

You could wait for HD 6990, but if you have two PCIe slots and don't want to spend 1,500$+ it won't be any better.

Buying the GTX 560 would be a somewhat stupid move. You'd be gaining things like PhysX and a better looking cooler, which are mostly irrelevant. And F@H, which doesn't benefit you personally at all.
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