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Get 2 HD6990's and a 1250w PSU and there you go.................

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Not really. It can still dip below 30, it'll just set 30 as the max limit. If anything, that's doing more harm than good.

To put it simply, there is no single card setup, to my knowledge, that can max every game. Even the 6990 on it's own would struggle with High PhysX and Extreme Tesselation.

You can get a 580 and max 95% of games, and the other 5% you'd have to turn down the AA a few notches, reduce view distance a bit, but it'd still look great and be playable.

Tl;dr: You'd be very happy with a 580.
    
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post #13 of 80
seems like 580 quad SLI for 2000$+ for 40 more frames has to be done my friend.. or 590 quad SLI ?! ^^
post #14 of 80
If you want it maxed out I think 60fps should go along with that
I mean you can turn up all the settings and run it like crap with any card.
30 fps imo is not a very smooth experience.
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Lol I am not looking to spend thousands on GFX cards... I will be perfectly fine turning down some settings (: I just wanted to see if a 580 was an "overkill" investment... obviously, not so much.
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^If I remember correctly, dual 460s just barely edge out single 580.
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post #17 of 80
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Originally Posted by MjoLniRXx View Post
Title basically says it all. I want to invest in a graphics card that can max ANY game at 1080p and I would like to continue to be able to max games for at least 1 to 2 years. I am planning on a 580. However, if a 570 will handle it for $100 dollar less, I am up for that too. Also, I want a single card solution, not SLI... so any comments would be welcome. Or comparison charts... or anything really lol
hd6970/gtx580 handles that resolution very nicely,u can max out every game,
I suggest u to go with a hd6970 for $170 less than a gtx580,
a hd6970 will be better than gtx570
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post #18 of 80
It is a little overkill, but just like anything else, everything is down to personal interpretation. You'll enjoy being able to max 95% of the games you buy without even trying.
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^If I remember correctly, dual 460s just barely edge out single 580.
Ah, I stand corrected. Still, it appears he is looking for a single card setup, so the 580 would still be the superior choice.
    
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post #19 of 80
Maxing out the Metro bechmark at 1080 I avg around 45 fps. Of course I would never play with DOF on, it looks hideous.

Get yourself a 580, or 570 if you want to save a few bucks. You'll be plenty happy and can SLI later on if developers actually make games for the PC instead of porting everything (fingers crossed for BF3).
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post #20 of 80
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So, a 580 will PLAY anything that I throw at it but I will have to turn down some settings to make playable rates? That to me is a perfectly fine trade off... I don't really want to SLI until later on and even then I may just upgrade to the best Single GPU that is out. I haven't bought my system yet but I suppose that a 580 is going to be going into it (: Anyone want to estimate the longevity of the cards usability?
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