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ATI 5970 4gb vs Nvidia dual GTX 580's

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Title says it all, what I would like to know is how they would compare because I will have 3 2e inch samsung px2370 monitors setup. biggrin.gif
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I can tell you in personal that the dual GTX580 will win.
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i own both.. well 5970 2gb and a gtx 580 sc.. and i can tell you, that my 580 oc at my speeds (925/1850) is only 10-15 fps lower than the 5970 at 850/1200 on bc2...

its sad really... LOL
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5970 for gaming, else 580's if you need them for other applications.
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post #5 of 21
try to put 2 5970's... that will be a winner combo... smile.gif
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The 580 setup would be win
    
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Dual 580s vs a single 5970 4gb? I'm positive that the two 580s would destroy a single 5970.
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Originally Posted by d-block;12331626 
Dual 580s vs a single 5970 4gb? I'm positive that the two 580s would destroy a single 5970.

Easily. A better comparison would be dual 580's Vs. tri (or even quad) 6950's (unlocked to 6970's).
If you look at price, the 6950/70's are cheaper, but, sadly, use up more PCIe slots.

Really though, the GTX 580 is in a league of its own as far as single cards go, and while the 5970 beats the 580 for performance, as far as I'm aware, 5970's in crossfire don't scale well.
Hence my suggestion for the tri 6-series cards. Ought to do better, as well as easily fit on a non eATX motherboard.
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post #9 of 21
I'd go for dual 570's instead, you'll get better performance than the 5970, but it will be a lot more cost effective than two 580's
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LOL! No comparison, those 580's will hold that 5970 down and make it there new play toy! wink.gif kinda get the picture?
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