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2 580s would be $300 more than a 6990. Which would win, a 6950 or no card? I would take the 6990.
    
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If i were you, i would get SLI-580 3gb, and then throw then under water, those will help with your high res moniters
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@Levesque sorry i just have to say it, but that girl in your profile pic looks lika a man lmao
I see. You have 2 GTX 580 in SLI, and you are now really pissed, because for the same price, 3 months later, AMD 6990 + 6970 will spank it. 1000$ kept you 3 months on top. I can understand the pain and frustration.

So you make a remark on my 60X60 pixels avatar, totally off subject, to make you feel better?

If you don't have anything useful to say, don't post.
    
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If i were you, i would get SLI-580 3gb, and then throw then under water, those will help with your high res moniters
I agree but I change out tech too fast to ever consider water
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I can't wait for the 590 to come out, we'll be having this same discussion
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6950 + unclock = true ftw deal. Otherwise, I would say 580. I can't this is coming from an AMD person. NVIDIA truly did a great job on the 500 series.
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Here are the benchmarks with 6970 / 580 / 5970 / 6870 CF / 570 SLI / 6990 / 6990 OC / 580 SLI





















The GTX 570 SLI were very comparable, beating it in some, losing in others, with the 6990 edging out over the 570 SLI overall. The GTX 580 SLI beat the 6990 OC in every benchmark but it's also most expensive and that is what the dual AMD 6990 compares to 580's SLI as original post asked.
     
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Over here atleast 570 SLi is the same price but with higher power usage, heat and well under half the RAM. For multi screening 1280MB isn't going to be enough.
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How can u crossfire a 6990 and a 6970?? i thought when you did this it had to be the exact same card.. at least thats what i thought to be true for Nvidia. Or do you mean use no crossfire bridge at all and just use the 6970 for physics?
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How can u crossfire a 6990 and a 6970?? i thought when you did this it had to be the exact same card.. at least thats what i thought to be true for Nvidia. Or do you mean use no crossfire bridge at all and just use the 6970 for physics?
Aslong as the GPU's are the same your fine. The 6990, 6970 and 6950 all share exactly the same GPU so they will all crossfire fine. Infact you could indeed do crossfire with a 6990, 6970 and 6950 all in the same system and it would run fine.
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