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I know its a different forum type of site and all but this is a pretty good test of three way action between 2 high end cards.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/crossfire-sli-3-way-scaling,2865.html
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I do have one question though, aren't some games built to run better for either ATI or Nvidia? I remember reading articles where certain games prefer Nvidia over ATI and vice versa.
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Originally Posted by mark_thaddeus;12735525 
I do have one question though, aren't some games built to run better for either ATI or Nvidia? I remember reading articles where certain games prefer Nvidia over ATI and vice versa.

Yes, like Crysis. However they average out a handful of games. Take out Crysis and the 570 is getting hammered at 2560+.
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Impressive. At 2560X1600, Tri 6950 is totally raping Tri SLI 570.

Scaling of the 6xxx serie is much better.
    
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Originally Posted by Levesque;12735840 
Impressive. At 2560X1600, Tri 6950 is totally raping Tri SLI 570.

Scaling of the 6xxx serie is much better.

What's more impressive is that they're 240 bucks now, and there's potentially still a 6970 under it.
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Hmmm isthe GTX570 running out of frame buffer at the higher resolutions?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by tsm106;12735900 
What's more impressive is that they're 240 bucks now, and there's potentially still a 6970 under it.

Exactly. Unlock these puppies and have trifire 6970's which will demolish the 570's for a fraction of the price.
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Well just to be fair, Just Cause 2 was benched with PhysX on which caused a drop in the scaling. Heres another 570 Tri-SLI/SLI review http://benchmarkextreme.com/Articles/GTX%20570/P21.html.


Just Cause 2 had PhysX disabled in this review, but Mafia 2, Cryostatis, and Batman were all benched with PhysX on which also brought down the global score.
Test were done at 2560x1600.
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But yeah, 6950s are scaling great for those 6 games shown except on Crysis.
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I'm currently thinking about upgrading my GTX460, been nVidia fan my entire life. I'm going red.
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And what bumps nVidia up the most in the average is Aliens vs. Predator. If AVP wasn't tested, nVidia would have been even lower..

Another thing is Toms H. used the latest nVidia driver, while they used AMD Catalyst 11.1 (not even 11.1 hotfix) instead of 11.4 which made huge improvements in mange games and benches.

Over the past year I've noticed a lot of AMD hate, and thats part of the reason why I'm going from nVidia to AMD. AMD has improved a lot, they've got superior hardware but needed a little software workout. They fixed their software and I'm ready to give them a shot.

CF HD6950 (flashed to 6970) will most likely be my choice.
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