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I've been switching back and forth between 6950 2GB and GTX570. I'm thinking about buying the 6990 but just recently saw a thread about AMD's warranty, it turned me off a bit. I'm currently using an Asus 1080p monitor atm, but will probably sell it and buy the Asus ProArt IPS 24" in 1 or 2 months. However the Asus PA is still in 1920x1200 range so i guess either 6950 2gb or probably gtx 580 would run fine. Should i buy 6950 2gb again and unlocked to 6970 or should i buy gtx 580? *Note: I don't really like the GTX570*
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Best value:6950 unlocked to 6970
Best card(single GPU):580

Thanks, Sir Overkill.
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What do you dislike about your 570?
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I've been switching back and forth between 6950 2GB and GTX570. I'm thinking about buying the 6990 but just recently saw a thread about AMD's warranty, it turned me off a bit. I'm currently using an Asus 1080p monitor atm, but will probably sell it and buy the Asus ProArt IPS 24" in 1 or 2 months. However the Asus PA is still in 1920x1200 range so i guess either 6950 2gb or probably gtx 580 would run fine. Should i buy 6950 2gb again and unlocked to 6970 or should i buy gtx 580? *Note: I don't really like the GTX570*
no question of comparison between gtx580 & hd6950 2gb,
gtx580 is the clear winner,
however for the gtx580's price u can have 2x hd6950 2gb crossfire,this crossfire setup would be better
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So far everyone is right in the posts above.

However with your 650 watt psu I'm not sure you can run two AMD 6950's unlocked without hitting the ceiling.

One GTX 580 for best single GPU for raw perfomance with lower resolution up to 1920x1200 under 30" monitor. Beats any single GPU out there.

One AMD 6970 for the value, slightly better than one GTX 570. Or if your planning on three monitors or greater resolution on a 30" or more monitor then the AMD 6970 will excel over the GTX 580.

Depends on your set up and what your planning down the road.
     
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If you can buy the GTX580, I see no reason of as to why you shouldn't. Its one of the best GPUs out there.
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You should be having no problems with a 570 at 1080
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post #8 of 8
depends what you can afford. if you are not on a budget get the 580. if you are, get the 6950.
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