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post #1 of 35
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The trifire would cost me about $150 dollars less, but is it as powerful as a 580 in sli? Which is better performance wise?
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post #2 of 35
If you unlock the 6950s then almost certainly better than 580s.
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post #3 of 35
Might EVEN be overkill
No problems it would, especially if you unlock then to HD 6970's.
http://www.techpowerup.com/articles/...ng/vidcard/159

This review is also without Proper driver support as 10.12/11.1(Official 69XX drivers) were not released yet.
    
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post #4 of 35
I would look into tri fire scaling carefully for the game you are planning on playing before making this purchase. I remember reading in more than a couple places that showed tri fire not scaling well at all. It's is def not the same as tri sli right now.

If and when they do work as they should, it should be more performance tha sli 580 as mentioned above.
    
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post #5 of 35
Larger VRAM, unlockable and overall cheaper?

Yea, 6950s hands down. Plus new drivers should speed em up more
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post #6 of 35
HD 6950 will shatter GTX580s..... They are GTX570 level in CF so 3 x GTX570 > GTX580. Unlock them and get another level more.
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post #7 of 35
Are you going to use the motherboard in your sig for trifire? Are you sure there will be enough room between the last 2 PCIE slots?
post #8 of 35
Try crossfire first cuz that by itself is damn fast. I had trifire unlocked 6950s and really it's just epeen. I ended moving one to my server/htpc rig so home lans are more even vid car wise.
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Are you going to use the motherboard in your sig for trifire? Are you sure there will be enough room between the last 2 PCIE slots?
I got a pcie followed by a pci then 2 more pcie's so yea, I think I can manage.
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post #10 of 35
You don't need trfiire, 6950 crossfire will give almost equal performance as a 580 sli.
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