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guys, all chill out. I really dont think physx is worth the extra $130, and I will be getting lower performance because 6950 unlocked has higher core speed. Also the 2gb is going to help alot more then physx will with 3 full HD monitors. Opinions are still wanted smile.gif
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The fanboys come out at night... but it's 11:39 am. I am confused. In any case, clearly the 6970s in crossfire scale so well that a fellow OCNer who benched them against 580s showed they outperform them. Now LOGIC would dictate that if 6970s in crossfire > 580s in SLI then one would understand that they are also better than 570s in SLi. Granted, unless something changed that made 570s better?

Also, here's my 6950 unlocked crossfire heaven bench with eyefinity:

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btw, what does the aa and filtering in games do? With 2gb I will be able to max it out without affected fps correct? But with only 1.2gb of vram, I cant max them out.
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I might also be bias on my opinion when I say go for a 6950. Unlock or not you'll get great performance all around and you can't go wrong if you're gaming on 3 monitors. I had an eyefinity setup with a single 6950 and it runs good. With 6950 CF you'll see great performance and if both card is unlock then you'll see excellence performance.
Edited by DaRookie - 2/16/11 at 11:48am
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I might also be bias on my opinion when I say go for a 6950. Unlock or not you'll get great performance all around and you can't go wrong if you're gaming on 3 monitors. I had an eyefinity setup with a single 6950 and it runs good. With 6950 CF you'll see great performance and if both card is unlock then you'll see excellence performance.
We're in absolute agreement on this point. My bad if I came across abrasively. I seem to get irritated in my forum posts when I'm at work. Might have something to do with the at work part


Here are my Unigine scores, albeit at a lower resolution.
    
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Physx add more details to the game. For example in Batman AA w/ physx on High you'll see smoke, banners, crumbling on the walls and ground, and flying paper. Small little details that take half your fps away. ...
They also make for a visually superior gaming experience.

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It's a really useless feature to boost sales for Nvidia. Also there are only a handful of physx game and only a few title is worth mentioning, Batman AA, Mafia II, Metro 2033, etc...
Nice attempt to downplay PhysX.
As someone who owns an enthusiast GPU you should support a new technology thats put even more distance between us and the console gamers.

Instead you choose to bash it because its Nvidia?
A true, unbiased enthusiast would tell you PhysX is cool as hell and its being implemented into more games as we speak.

Very rarely does a new graphics technology become fully realized in the same generation as the GPU it released with. You must be new to the game of you don't already know this.
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I give you 580 SLI vs 6970 Crossfire

http://www.overclock.net/nvidia/9124...-vs-580-a.html

Anandtech 580 SLi vs 6970 CF (tried to select 570 sli but it doesn't work)

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/298?vs=308
The only reason the 6970s are winning is because of that insane resolution and their 2GBs of VRAM. Normally the 580s would destroy them.
    
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The only reason the 6970s are winning is because of that insane resolution and their 2GBs of VRAM. Normally the 580s would destroy them.
The 3GB GTX 580 will take care of that.
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The 3GB GTX 580 will take care of that.
Yea that would work.
    
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The 3GB GTX 580 will take care of that.
Your absolutely right. But at a much higher price point. The 6970 is not meant to compete with the 580. I think anyone can realize that. It does however trade blows with the 570 at lower resolutions and begins to break away at higher resolutions due to the Vram.

The 580 is a fantastic card. At a fantastic price lol. It's a flagship and if you want to spend the cash, of course you'll outperform (or you damn sure better anyways) every other card.

But bang for the buck? I think the Radeon HD 69XX series makes a very solid case, and the ability to unlock the 6950 puts it on top IMO. I'd much rather snag a $280 2GB card and crossfire them for less than the cost of a single 3GB 580. Let alone two of them.
    
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