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Originally Posted by SmokinWaffle View Post
Nope. I can't max Just Cause 2 @ 2560 x 1440 with my 5970. You'd be surprised.

I'd think the sweet spot would be two in SLI, best price/performance ratio, but hell, if you have the money, why not throw in another.
That's not a fair comparison though, dual versus single.
Though the 5970 might have 4GB versus 1.5, it might have Xfire problems.

I don't know Just Cause 2 nor played it so the Xfire was just a assumption on my end.
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post #52 of 73
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That's not a fair comparison though, dual versus single.
Though the 5970 might have 4GB versus 1.5, it might have Xfire problems.

I don't know Just Cause 2 nor played it so the Xfire was just a assumption on my end.
The 5970 doesn't have 4GB, it has two, and that's true, I was just saying, that's all.

VRAM is what counts at 2560x*. I ran the Mafia II bench on my old 470 and 5970, at 1080p they were almost identical, at 2560 x 1440, the 5970 pulled ahead by a large amount. Maybe not a fair comparison, but relevant nonetheless.
    
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post #53 of 73
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The 5970 doesn't have 4GB, it has two, and that's true, I was just saying, that's all.

VRAM is what counts at 2560x*. I ran the Mafia II bench on my old 470 and 5970, at 1080p they were almost identical, at 2560 x 1440, the 5970 pulled ahead by a large amount. Maybe not a fair comparison, but relevant nonetheless.
Actually it only has 1Gb. 1GB per GPU so effectively (like sli/crossfire) you only have 1 GB. While the 580 has 1.6gb.
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The 5970 doesn't have 4GB, it has two, and that's true, I was just saying, that's all.

VRAM is what counts at 2560x*. I ran the Mafia II bench on my old 470 and 5970, at 1080p they were almost identical, at 2560 x 1440, the 5970 pulled ahead by a large amount. Maybe not a fair comparison, but relevant nonetheless.
The Ares dual-5870 did.

(At the cost of a kidney)
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If anything, I'd choose two 3Gb 580's over 590's. Then I'd have the best mix of power and scaling, enough VRAM to run 2560x1600/Surround, and only have to deal with two cards. Besides, according to the last news post, 590's will be a limited run
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post #56 of 73
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The 5970 doesn't have 4GB, it has two, and that's true, I was just saying, that's all.

VRAM is what counts at 2560x*. I ran the Mafia II bench on my old 470 and 5970, at 1080p they were almost identical, at 2560 x 1440, the 5970 pulled ahead by a large amount. Maybe not a fair comparison, but relevant nonetheless.
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The Ares dual-5870 did.

(At the cost of a kidney)
Your right only the 5970 only had 2 while the XFX Black Edition had 4, my mistake.
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If anything, I'd choose two 3Gb 580's over 590's. Then I'd have the best mix of power and scaling, enough VRAM to run 2560x1600/Surround, and only have to deal with two cards. Besides, according to the last news post, 590's will be a limited run
Very good point. Thanks
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lol so 3-way is a waste but two 590's which is essentially 4-way is not?
LMAO!

I was thinking the exact same thing.
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What do you need so much GPU power for?
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post #60 of 73
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3-way SLI is really a waste. If you can get the 590's without paying too much, I'd say go for it.
You realize that you are saying that 3 way sli is a waste and telling him to go 4 way sli......
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