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come on guys
the 580's are faster in sli!! REALLY do cards co-processing together beat one stand alone card
no kidding
does 2 580s beat 2 6990's
thats the question be fare
compare card to card or 2 cards to 2 cards

everyone has their pref
things to consider

do you plan on running more than 2 monitors
if so you will need 2 or more cards then pick the 2 that fit your pocket best
2 480gtx's bench out at the same fps as 1 580 got the benches from heaven to prove it

if your running 1 card and you want flat out speed pick the fastest of the 2

if you get ati then you have to consider ati does not support physX
if this dont matter great
if it does you can get a physx card on ebay for 40.00 or get a nvidia card for the physx and for more monitors (something like a 240)

with nvidia cards having 2 GREAT cards and using a lower card for physx only sometimes henders the performance of the other cards

these are the facts

dont waste everyones time disputing that 2 of one card is faster than 1 of another
2 high ends cards will always win out over 1 high end card
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Does anyone have benchmarks of the 6990's at crazy resolutions like 7680×1600?
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post #43 of 110
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Originally Posted by s13shaka View Post
6990 makes way more sense than sli 580s

526w full load and 69xx cf is sweet
shutup, its slower, its a little cheaper, if you only want to spend as much as the 6990 witch I don't think is the case, you can get gtx 570's that beat it in most cases.
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yes i think nvidia needs to step up the ramm amount on the cards a bit.. i agree there and secondly someone said the 6990 and the 6950 with unlock.... thats an idea can I still get an unlockable one though...
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Originally Posted by eugene12345 View Post
Does anyone have benchmarks of the 6990's at crazy resolutions like 7680×1600?
I think you need more then 2gb of ram to power res' like that
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Originally Posted by eugene12345 View Post
Does anyone have benchmarks of the 6990's at crazy resolutions like 7680×1600?
Pfft, I want to see 8000(or 7200)x2560. But I would settle for 5400x1920.
Edited by compudaze - 3/8/11 at 1:34pm
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grr this is getting insane... i do have some old nvidia cards i can use for physics
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post #48 of 110
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Have fun with microstutter ect.
I'm already using a Tri-Fire set-up 5970+ 5870. LOL! Micro-stuttering. Rock-stable for me.

Not worst then with your 580 SLI set-up. And with only 1.5Gb of VRAM, your set-up must be alot worst at high-res, or with multiple screen, since it's CHOKING with not enough VRAM.

Choking is alot worst then a fairy tale (micro-stuttering...).
    
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well nvidia > ati, so the answer is obvious

/fanboy
post #50 of 110
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I'm already using a Tri-Fire set-up 5970+ 5870. LOL! Micro-stuttering. Rock-stable for me.

Not worst then with your 580 SLI set-up. And with only 1.5Gb of VRAM, your set-up must be alot worst at high-res, or with multiple screen, since it's CHOKING with not enough VRAM.

Choking is alot worst then a fairy tale (micro-stuttering...).
your 5970 only has 1gb of vram thats usable
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