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I know another thread but its just easier to ask for your opinion again. I currently have 2 gtx 470's one with a water block. Im looking to either add a third and get a second and third block. Or sell my 470's and go Red. I was thinking quadfire 6990's so two of them XD this will be my last upgrade for atleast 3 - 5 years.
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Quadfire doesn't usually work all that well (from what i've read) and unless you really need it, I would stick with the 470's as they have absolutely no resale value (I've tried selling all mine, finally sold them way below market value just to get rid of them) - 470's are very strong cards, just grab a 3rd one and put them under water, I think they will do you good for quite a while.
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you think picking up a fourth if i can get a deal would be a good idea?
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Unless you think you can get good value for your 470s/blocks (which, as someone who just sold a 470, you can't really. $180-200 for the GPU is standard nowadays and cooling buyers are rare) I wouldnt bother overhauling.

Imo, just get the third 470+block if you feel like you must have more than 2 GPUs. It'll set you back less money and performance will be in the same ballpark. Even with much faster cards, you won't see that much in gains due to multi-GPU scaling/cpu bottlenecking(which youll have even at 2560x1600 and 3D with Quadfire).
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my cpu is a a 970 at 4.5..... its not bottle necking anything
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my cpu is a a 970 at 4.5..... its not bottle necking anything
There isn't a CPU on the market that isn't going to bottleneck Quadfire/SLI, and that's a reality you're going to have to learn to deal with.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...ng,2865-5.html

Take this example, the latest testing of multi-GPU scaling done just a few days ago. Note the difference between Sli/Tri SLI/CF/Trifire. With a 2600K.
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ok but again thats a quad core i have 4 more threads makes a diffrence. no? i wanna see a scale test for 3 vs 4 sli? also im gonna be playing on triple screens (no 3d)?
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You're going to be hardpressed to find any extensive reviews higher than 2560x1600. And if you do, its probably going to be either standard SLI/CF or 3D centralized.. tri/quad aren't really touched all that much. We already know the scaling is awful.

Here's what I found that may be of some assistance to you:

Tri SLI/CF results buried in a 6970 review, 5760x1080 resolution: http://www.hardwareheaven.com/review...ty-vs-sli.html

Tri vs Quad SLI 580 comparison, 2560x1600(also using DUAL cpus):


Hope it helped in some way.
Edited by Celeras - 3/15/11 at 11:12am
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I would personally hold out a bit longer and see what the 590's bring to the board first. They may/may not be a better deal. How early do you want to make your upgrade?
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post #10 of 10
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ive decided what im gonna do im gonna stick with tri sli and just need a block now lol thnx for all the helpz reps given out
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