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post #11 of 19
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because i have alot of questions, because i want to get 2 really good GPU's, but still unsure weather 580s or 6950s unlocked. I hate to spend $500 more, but if the performance is going to be much better, then i guess i will.
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post #12 of 19
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so, in games 6950s unlocked wins, but dont 580s win in benches and games,?
Well, yea, if by "580s" you mean 580 sli, sure they do, they are quite a bit more expensive aren't they. Although (as far as I have seen) as resolution gets higher (like 5760x1080) 6950s get really close.

Also, you've got some imba thread starting skills.

EDIT: why don't you wait and see what 6990 or gtx 590 have to offer, if you're so obsessing about performance?
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post #13 of 19
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so, in games 6950s unlocked wins, but dont 580s win in benches and games,?
no, a 580 is much better but two proper 6970's in crossfire is better than two 580's in SLI. its all to do with scaling. just PM if you have more questions
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post #14 of 19
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590 isnt as good as 580 SLI i was told, so same goes for 6970 i would think
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but, why are my FPS and 3dmark11 benches so low compared to sli 580's? will this mean i will get low PPD even with the new client? and no physx(but no 2011 games are using it so far)
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post #16 of 19
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590 isnt as good as 580 SLI i was told, so same goes for 6970 i would think
again no, 2 580's will perform about 60% faster than 1 580 on average, 2 697's however will perform about 80% faster than one 6970 on average. therefore giving the AMD cards a slight advantage. then you have the drivers and yeah both of them make awful drivers but NVIDIA drivers are slightly better although I have never had any problems with AMD drivers in the past. seriously just PM me
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post #17 of 19
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but, why are my FPS and 3dmark11 benches so low compared to sli 580's? will this mean i will get low PPD even with the new client? and no physx(but no 2011 games are using it so far)
6950's, or 6970's for that matter don't compare to the 580's. They compared to the 570's. Then again, 580's are priced much much higher than both 6950's and 6970's.
 
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post #18 of 19
I'm not trying to be a dick, but I think your 6950's perform adequitly well.

I think you need to:
1) return your 6950's if you're unhappy and get something else
2) can't return them? sell them at a loss and get something else
3) be a man and stand by your decision and keep your great performing 6950's

You want the best dual GPU setup around? Get GTX 580 SLI and call it a day. Is is the best bang for the buck? Hell no, but you gotta pay to play.
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post #19 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by thrgk View Post
im getting 45 FPS in heaven with max settings, while 570 sli gets 65 easy, so, whats going on i thought these were good? this mean the 590 is gonna outdo the 6990?
Don't fall into that naive crowd that think Heaven matters.
Even now it takes multiple cards to reach "playable" fps in Heaven, even then the mins are still bad.
And don't forget that the integrity of the Heaven benchmark was lost long ago.

Oh and lower your mem oc, if it's unstable you will see a performance hit.


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Originally Posted by Bonz™ View Post
Only a couple. Metro 2033 does, and yes Nvidia dominates that game. Your 6950's aren't slouches.



It's a benchmark.
Don't think for a minute that tess has anything to do with NV's better m2033 perf, it doesn't.
Edited by grunion - 3/4/11 at 1:04pm
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