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ATI doesn't make drivers anymore.

Don't like Nvidia drivers either. Performance slowdowns in the latest 267.
I mean you are running a modified Quadro driver, performance slowdowns are beyond the scope of what Nvidia programs that driver for otherwise they would have released a Geforce driver concurrently.
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Bc it doesn't compete with the 580... It is a good card but right now I think NVIDIA is offering a much better product. Mainly bc I dont like the ATI drivers.
Um, What? 2 6970's will destroy a 580. He said 2, not 1. Bang for buck if your going AMD route, grab the 6950's and unlock em. Should stay near your budget and completely kill a 580. That being said, a 580 is a fantastic card. NVidia does make great products and a single card solution is always nicer (to me) than a multi GPU setup.
    
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post #33 of 50
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Yeah, HD6970's are nice.
He did not specify two and if I would have known it was 2 vs 1 then yes the 6970s has the performance advantage. How bout 2 580s vs 2 6970s I would say thats more of a fair fight since they are both flagship models. I would not recommend unlocking the 6950s only bc 6950s take a 6 pin and 6 pin. 6970s take 1 8 pin 1 6 pin. Here is some talk about it...
Edited by i7Stealth1366 - 2/25/11 at 6:57pm
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I got a budget of £600 so what about the 6970's, I can get 2 for £540?
Wow dude. Read the thread. The OP asked about 2. That's the reason the the reply was 6970's are nice. Just let it be.

And you need to read dude. A 6970 is one 8 pin and one 6 pin. Not two. The 6970 isn't meant to compete with the 580. It competes with the 570. I recommended the 2 6950's due to his budget. They unlock fine. I know from experience, and from others. Not from thread that isn't a proper review.
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Wow dude. Read the thread. The OP asked about 2. That's the reason the the reply was 6970's are nice. Just let it be.
I am sorry I didn't read the one small post that was made.. and you added no proof or info besides "hey you didnt read 1 post" so u let it be.
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post #36 of 50
Yeah 6950s are significantly better for the money than 6970s... the unlock process really made the 6970 an item for ATi fanboys.
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Your upgrade would be significant.. CLICK HERE!!!

CHEERS..
9 fps in metro 2033 at 1920x1200 ouch.
post #38 of 50
580 vs 5870
580 vs 6970


10.8 FPS Difference
5.4 FPS Difference


18.3 FPS Difference
13.7 FPS Difference


39.5 FPS Difference
33.4 FPS Difference

10 FPS difference can go from playable to not playable.
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post #39 of 50
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I am sorry I didn't read the one small post that was made.. and you added no proof or info besides "hey you didnt read 1 post" so u let it be.
Alright fine. I'll nitpick.

It was two posts you failed to read. I can quote them again here if need be, or you can save me some time and scroll up. As for proof, I'll be happy to post proof and correct misinformation since you seem to doubt what I have said.


Here is a picture of the power connections, so you'll know from here on out.

Tom's Hardware (among others) does a nice GPU Hierarchy every month or so. The 5970 is currently the only AMD offering that competes with the 580 and it's not a fair comparrison as the 5970 is a dual GPU. The 580 is a montster of a card. The 6970 competes with the 570. AMD fanboys were all hoping that the 6970 would, but it was not to be as has been shown in benchmark after benchmark. Furthermore, even the 570 will beat the AMD 6970 at lower resolutions. I can provide links for this too is you prefer. I'll repeat what I said again as you seem yo have missed this too: the 580 and even the 570, beat the 6970 at lower resolutions. At higher resolutions or in very taxing games is where the 69XX series cards shine, due to the extra onboard VRAM. That being said, a 6950 is dollar for dollar still the best option IMO.

Here's the link for the hierarchy charts.


Now onto the next, and I believe final point, here are some benchmarks as recent as I could find, showing the FPS for a few games with the 6970's in crossfire.

Link 1

Link 2

The list does go on. I can backup everything I stated man. Just let it go and back down. It's not a big deal that you posted misinformation, but don't try and justify it.
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Get a second 5870 especially when used ones are cheap now.

I'm picking up one for under $300 SGD, and still with 1 year's warranty.
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