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post #1 of 13
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should I upgrade, return my crossfire 6950s, and maybe get 2 570's, and eventually 3 of em? I would have 3 total, and be gaming on 3 monitors, but i heard pci-e 3.0 is coming out, so maybe its not worth it and better to wait?
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post #2 of 13
If I already had 2x 6950's I wouldn't bother returning it to get 570's.
Would rather just "unlock" the 6950's.

And the benefits from having 3 cards are really small
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yea, but i would prolly get 2 580's. im worried like SWTOR, or BF3, or crysis 2 will be needing physx, and for $500 more, u get physx, u can fold, and u can get better performance. Also my cards are alittle hot, they idle at around 55C, and get to 85C while benching
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post #4 of 13
Why that knack to get plan-b cards? 6950,570..... Go 580, 6970.
post #5 of 13
If you're gaming on 3 monitors it would make sense to get a triple SLI I guess.
post #6 of 13
for the best performance in what you suggested, I would go with the two 570's
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It depends on what you need and what you want.

You can drive three monitors on a single Radeon via EyeFinity. With Nvidia cards however, you need to buy two cards to use three monitors.

Nvidia has CUDA, PhysX, better drivers, a better corporate color...

AMD's cards run cooler, use less electricity at load, etc.

Why 570s, though? It sounds you have the budget to accommodate at least two GTX 580s.
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post #8 of 13
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Originally Posted by XX55XX View Post
It depends on what you need and what you want.

You can drive three monitors on a single Radeon via EyeFinity. With Nvidia cards however, you need to buy two cards to use three monitors.

Nvidia has CUDA, PhysX, better drivers, a better corporate color...

AMD's cards run cooler, use less electricity at load, etc.

Why 570s, though? It sounds you have the budget to accommodate at least two GTX 580s.
Factory OC edition 570s run close to a stock 580 and are alot cheaper. They are a good buy.
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post #9 of 13
Get a 590 and call it a day.
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keep your gpus and hold off
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