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Before you read this "review" notice the settings on each card are different, nvidia's cards tend to be able to handle AA at high settings and resolutions better than AMDs. Please look at what game play advantages they are posting and what AA the cards are being run at before making a conclusion. Also, realize they are running these at different resolutions. This is a review to show the maximum abilities of these cards in sli and xfire.

http://www.hardocp.com/article/2011/...0_sli_review/1

That being said in all tests nvidia comes out on top here. F1 2010 seems to be a driver issue trying to find out if they fixed that yet for you.
You're kidding me right? Are u looking at max fps? Because I think 99.9% ( .1% is you) of the people only focus on the average FPS. I don't get your point? The extra 2-7 fps is worth an extra $120 to $300?

If you're referring to memory limitation then I still don't understand your post. You know there are 30" monitor that supports up to 25xx by 14xx or something like that. There are people running these monitors in eyefinity and are limited by today 1 gb memory.
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Also you don't have to worry about AA when gaming at that high of a resolution. There's enough eye candy for you immerse upon with multi monitor setup.

Btw I can show you a different benchmark where the 580 and 570 beat the 6950/6970 significantly. I believe OCN benchmark more than any benchmark website like Tom's, Heaven, Anandtech, etc.

The OP only ask which card suite him better. He didn't ask is nvidia better than AMD/ATI.
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You're kidding me right? Are u looking at max fps? Because I think 99.9% ( .1% is you) of the people only focus on the average FPS. I don't get your point? The extra 2-7 fps is worth an extra $120 to $300?

If you're referring to memory limitation then I still don't understand your post. You know there are 30" monitor that supports up to 25xx by 14xx or something like that. There are people running these monitors in eyefinity and are limited by today 1 gb memory.
Looking at the overall gamut including min and max, min being the most important. BTW average means nothing if one second you get 100 fps and the next you get 5. Your average would be ~52 fps, but that doesn't mean anything when you are dropping below playable. When you try to correct someone, be correct yourself.

That's also great that there are ultra high res monitors for 1-2k each, the op is not getting those from what information is available. If he was dropping that kind of cash for those type of monitors the only choice would be dual 580s

He has 2x20" acers i doubt they are higher than 1680x1050 at most, more likely 1440x900 or a 16:9 equivalent.

Edit: Its also nice to be able to apply some level of AA to games idk about yourself, but if i am paying a premium i would like to have a non jaggy image when i am playing a game.
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The advice in this thread is complete rubbish to be honest..mostly bias and a few gems..

They will both fulfill your needs 100%, flip a coin.
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The advice in this thread is complete rubbish to be honest..mostly bias and a few gems..

They will both fulfill your needs 100%, flip a coin.
Most people do not go through life going oh i think i should flip this coin on this large dollar investment i am making. These houses both do the same thing i think i should flip a coin, or these cars both go 60 mph i think i should flip a coin, even these tv's both show a picture i think i should flip a coin.

This is another classic example of a silly analogy that people tend to give on ocn.
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Looking at the overall gamut including min and max, min being the most important. BTW average means nothing if one second you get 100 fps and the next you get 5. Your average would be ~52 fps, but that doesn't mean anything when you are dropping below playable. When you try to correct someone, be correct yourself.

That's also great that there are ultra high res monitors for 1-2k each, the op is not getting those from what information is available. If he was dropping that kind of cash for those type of monitors the only choice would be dual 580s

He has 2x20" acers i doubt they are higher than 1680x1050 at most, more likely 1440x900 or a 16:9 equivalent.
They are both 1680X1050 and 16:10 ...that is why i was saying 3 1680x1050 monitors... will pick a third one with this order...I am debating on a 21 inch 1920X1080 or a 1680X1050 22 inch one...thinking going for the higher resolution one to play games that DONT support 3 monitor play
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Looking at the overall gamut including min and max, min being the most important. BTW average means nothing if one second you get 100 fps and the next you get 5. Your average would be ~52 fps, but that doesn't mean anything when you are dropping below playable. When you try to correct someone, be correct yourself.

That's also great that there are ultra high res monitors for 1-2k each, the op is not getting those from what information is available. If he was dropping that kind of cash for those type of monitors the only choice would be dual 580s

He has 2x20" acers i doubt they are higher than 1680x1050 at most, more likely 1440x900 or a 16:9 equivalent.
[QUOTE=BlahBlahBlah;12275475]The advice in this thread is complete rubbish to be honest..mostly bias and a few gems..

Like I said 99.9% ( you're in the .1 % group) would focus on the average fps. Why? Because that's the actual number you're getting IRL performance.

I only comment on the ram limitation because I have no idea what you're referring to when u posted that benchmark. Ya know just to cover all bases.

Btw he said he's going to run 3 monitors.
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They are both 1680X1050 and 16:10 ...that is why i was saying 3 1680x1050 monitors... will pick a third one with this order...I am debating on a 21 inch 1920X1080 or a 1680X1050 22 inch one...thinking going for the higher resolution one to play games that DONT support 3 monitor play
Either choice will be good. Remember though, you can't run 3 monitors with a single GTX 570 - SLI is a requirement for more than 2 screens. The 6950 can run 3 screens from a single card.

Also, I'm not sure which way I'd go on the third screen. Having 1080p is nice if you watch a lot of HD content. However, I believe you'd have to run it at (N)x1050 to do surround/eyefinity.
 
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They are both 1680X1050 and 16:10 ...that is why i was saying 3 1680x1050 monitors... will pick a third one with this order...I am debating on a 21 inch 1920X1080 or a 1680X1050 22 inch one...thinking going for the higher resolution one to play games that DONT support 3 monitor play
Then definitely go for a 6950 2GB, the RAM will serve well at high resolutions.
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Before you read this "review" notice the settings on each card are different, nvidia's cards tend to be able to handle AA at high settings and resolutions better than AMDs. Please look at what game play advantages they are posting and what AA the cards are being run at before making a conclusion. Also, realize they are running these at different resolutions. This is a review to show the maximum abilities of these cards in sli and xfire.

http://www.hardocp.com/article/2011/...0_sli_review/1

That being said in all tests nvidia comes out on top here. F1 2010 seems to be a driver issue trying to find out if they fixed that yet for you.

There's only one instance in that review where the 570 sli beats out the 6970 cfx.
Apples to apples is what you should be looking at.
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