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post #11 of 21
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Originally Posted by Scorpii;12331721 
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

I second this! For the price of dual 580's, you could even get triple 570's... However, it seems as though triple 6950's unlocked to 6970's with an overclock would be the most cost effective, and probably one of the more powerful solutions...
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^ what overclock ?

a 6970 clocks are 880 on core you wont be able to get it pass 950 or 980

and a 6950 only have 2 6pin if you want to try and overvolt it after the change go a head and try it will probably destroy your card...

and AMD drivers at tri CF are horrible!!!

by the way 1 GTX580 is equal to a HD5970 with 2GB
only on benchs the 5970 will get more score but in gaming a 580 will give higher and more stable FPS.
the 2 5970 cores simply dont scale good at games!
and even when they do the 580 most times is equal to the 5970

and GTX580 SLI are stronger then HD5970CF cause it scale better, so of corse they are stronger then 1 GTX5970 with double the memory and clocks a bit higher then usual (I assume you are talking on the HD5970 TOXIC)
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Originally Posted by dizzyscure1 View Post
LOL! No comparison, those 580's will hold that 5970 down and make it there new play toy! kinda get the picture?
Made me smile lol. I saw the suggestion for dual 5870 4 gb which is like 8 gigs video lol. Crazzzzzy.
post #14 of 21
When he says 4 GB I think he means that Sapphire with 3 coolers...and that is beast! http://www.sapphiretech.com/presenta...000101&pid=340

R.I.P. Nvidia XD
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5970 is benchmark king only.
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post #16 of 21
Do you have a 5970? No point in them now, wait on the 6990 and see where they are at in terms of performance. Also 2 6970's would be more comparable to the 580's as they are the same generation with DX11 working better then the previous.
     
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post #17 of 21
GTX 580 hands down.
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Not to be rude, but any tiny bit of research here and you would have easily learned that a single 580 and a 5970 trade blows as it is. Adding a second 580 and it's not even a contest anymore.

Also to those suggesting 2x 5970s: the scaling on dual-GPU cards is bad. 2x580s would take 2x 5970s to school.

edit: You're putting a little too much emphasis on the graphics memory.
Edited by Plex - 2/10/11 at 11:13am
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Ain't even no competition, dem 580's be b*tch slappin' dat 5970.
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Wait why is this in the Intel forum?
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