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post #41 of 50
I really dont see any misinformation i posted, i fixed the 6 pin 8 pin thing long before you said anything. As you can see i linked 1920x1080 resolution thinking op was using that res bc he only had one card and did not say anything about using a multi monitor set up. If you look back i have not stated any false info. Also I am so glad you have taken it upon your self to moderate this thread. You should pat your self on the back


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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.

Edited by i7Stealth1366 - 2/25/11 at 9:35pm
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And yet the SS doesn't lie...



Sorry man, give it a rest. You were wrong and you edited your post a minute after mine to get rid of your mistake. 2X6950's unlock fantastically well. And they trump a single 580. And last but not least, you misread, mis-posted, and now have lied. /thread, as this is now pathetic and the OP seems to have his correct answers.
    
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How do you know i read your thread before editing. Also the issue isnt that 2 unlocked 6950s beat 1 580, it should, its two cards. My whole argument is that unlocking a 6950 is risky and can lead to you bricking a card (if not done correctly).

What is pathetic is how upset you are right now...

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And yet the SS doesn't lie...



Sorry man, give it a rest. You were wrong and you edited your post a minute after mine to get rid of your mistake. 2X6950's unlock fantastically well. And they trump a single 580. And last but not least, you misread, mis-posted, and now have lied. /thread, as this is now pathetic and the OP seems to have his correct answers.
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What is pathetic is both of you and your childish spat.



Yes the 580 is a very nice upgrade i would highly recommend it.
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A 2nd 5870 would be best upgrade the 580 will be a upgrade but not as huge as it seems unless you like to play with alot of aa and af and play games that are heavy on tes and physx.
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Its a good 30% faster but not really a amazing upgrade and you dont need a GTX580 for current games. Basically in short any game GTX580 can play so will HD 5870 no problem. I have GTX580 and its a monster but for 500$ its a bit much and with that kind of money i would expect at lest 50% faster.
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I've gone and ordered a pair of HD 6970's.

Is my current PSU up to the job or should I go higher?
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I have a 5870 as well and I was contemplating a 580, I chose to buy another used 5870 for crossfire. I should get better performance than a 580 and I only spent $190.
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I've gone and ordered a pair of HD 6970's.

Is my current PSU up to the job or should I go higher?
I think it can hanlde both 6870's
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