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Which is better for gaming, or just browsing for 3 monitors? Is either better then the other? I like the 2gb vram of the 6970, however the gtx 570 is faster, but in CF i think the 6970 are, but not sure.
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post #2 of 14
Do you want to buy 1 GPU or 2? Nvidia surround requires 2 GPUs in SLi. Eyefinity can be done off 1 sub-$200 GPU.
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Do you use 3D or Physx? If not just go ATI(AMD), save some money.
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post #4 of 14
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im buying either 2 6950 unlocked or sli 570's.
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post #5 of 14
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What does Physx do, does it improve game performance? Also no i do not use 3d glasses.
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post #6 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by thrgk View Post
What does Physx do, does it improve game performance? Also no i do not use 3d glasses.
Unless a game you are playing is listed on this page:

http://physxinfo.com/data/vreview.html

Do not lose any sleep worrying over Physx.
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post #7 of 14
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but wont more and more use Physx? Im going to be using these things for atleast 1 year
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post #8 of 14
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I will be buying metro 2033 when i finally upgrade.
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post #9 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by thrgk View Post
but wont more and more use Physx? Im going to be using these things for atleast 1 year
There are always more games coming with PhysX.

Another possiility you could add to your list two 2GB GTX560s. I just did some 1080P surround gaming with a couple and it worked out very well, cost about the same as two 6950s. (but offer you the PhysX, and better multicard drivers)
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what does physx exactly do? Also, which of the 2 perform better, sli 570's or cf 6950 unlocked? and is eyefinity performance better? or do drivers suck and nvidea surround rock?
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