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Title says it all. Which one do you guys think would perform best in games/benches?
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The 580. My reasons are:

-Nearly as fast or faster on some games/benches, even with 100% CF scaling on the 5970
-Single GPU always better than multi gpu
-Nvidia Control panel > CCC
-Physx
    
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post #3 of 23
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Originally Posted by Klue22 View Post
The 580. My reasons are:

-Nearly as fast or faster on some games/benches, even with 100% CF scaling on the 5970
-Single GPU always better than multi gpu
-Nvidia Control panel > CCC
-Physx
Yeah, the GTX580 is a wee bit slower, but doesn't have any MultiGPU related issues.

Though I don't agree on the last two, since it's now CCC2 (which I'm better you don't like) and Physx is a rather poor reason to chose a GPU, IMO. It's nice fluff, but that's it...

Overall, I'd buy the GTX580 over the already aging and retiring HD5970 (soon to be replaced by a HD6990).
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The 580. My reasons are:

-Nearly as fast or faster on some games/benches, even with 100% CF scaling on the 5970
-Single GPU always better than multi gpu
-Nvidia Control panel > CCC
-Physx
Why would a Single GPU be better then Dual GPU??
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Why would a Single GPU be better then Dual GPU??
Compatibility issues and micro stutter.
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Multi GPU setups do not always scale 100% in games. Either due to hardware limitations or program limitations. Plus they can produce odd effects like microstutter. Also more difficult to overclock and more room for failure.
    
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If the price is the same, get the 580.
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icic. Alright thanks (=

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its hard to find a new 5970 ~$500, its either used or gotta be lucky since they have been phased out by AT....I mean AMD. My vote goes for GTX580 or wait for HD6990 but it will most likely be more $$$ and at the same time the rumored GTX590/595 will be coming out to compete w/ the HD6990.
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Why would a Single GPU be better then Dual GPU??
The GTX 580 gets much higher minimum frames and the 5970 doesn't always scale 100% on both GPUs. Not to mention the 580 has more Vram; 1536MB vs 1024MB.
     
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