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well i have 2k budget for a gpu upgrade (i have been saving for two years) as the title says what is better in your opinon

Asus Radeon 6970
EVGA GeForce GTX 580 Super Clocked in quad sli

would like a well explained reason also not just "i like the 580" since i am blowing a lot of $$$$

EDIT: i updated my sig rig look agian if have already bagged...... (i jut put the 580s there because i am leaning towards that right now)
Edited by BadAssClocker - 2/27/11 at 3:03pm
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post #2 of 65
4x 580 because they scale much better in sli than the 5000 series ati's do in crossfire.
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post #3 of 65
Uh are you still running the Athlon quad or is this for another PC? I'm assuming it is.

By the way, read the 5970's reviews.
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post #4 of 65
Just so you know though, you won't see a huge performance increase going from 580s in sli to 580s in quad sli. IMO its not worth going over 580s as they will play pretty much any modern game at 2560x1600 resolution max settings with great frame rates. Anything beyond that is kindof overkill for most applications.
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post #5 of 65
I'd go with 2xHD6970's because of the issues you'll have trying to get 4 580's to work properly in games.
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post #6 of 65
if its for that pc, you should upgrade the rest of the system first..
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post #7 of 65
Quote:
Originally Posted by BadAssClocker View Post
well i have 2k budget for a gpu upgrade (i have been saving for two years) as the title says what is better in your opinon

XFX Radeon HD 5970 BLACK 4GB
EVGA GeForce GTX 580 Super Clocked in quad sli

would like a well explained reason also not just "i like the 580" since i am blowing a lot of $$$$

Title says 2 6970's vs 4 580's, and you link us to a 5970, so which is it ?

I'd also agree with the above about the 580's being the better option.
 
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post #8 of 65
Quote:
Originally Posted by 1055AMDGuy View Post
Title says 2 6970's vs 4 580's, and you link us to a 5970, so which is it ?

I'd also agree with the above about the 580's being the better option.
This.
But, I'd recommend 2x6950's unlocked, 2Gb more of RAM + a Thuban CPU anyhow
Edited by Hy3RiD - 2/27/11 at 1:37pm
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post #9 of 65
lol is this a joke? I don't mean to offend but common sense should tell you what config is better. 4x 580's is going to be FAR better than 2 X 6970's. you really might want to do a huge upgrade on your whole system rather than spending that much money on cards that will be held back by your less than top spec PC. I would get a goot I7 CPU like the 2600k and nice RAM etc and get 1 580 OR 6970 crossfire as they cost around the same and the crossfire setup will perform better. you should get folding for OCN if your going to have this good luck
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post #10 of 65
Don't waste your money, get yourself 2 or 3 gtx 580's and give the rest to charity.
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