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post #11 of 21
Once you get one GTX 580 you'll be compelled to get another. I've had mine for 2 days and already want to SLI it for performance sake. I only game a 1680 x 1050 though, so people tell me it's overkill.
post #12 of 21
there's not much of an advantage over 2 570's, especially when you factor in cost
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If you cant get a pair of new cards 6950s/6970s/570s/580s or the 6990/590 then I say stay put. 5870s in CF are still beasts.
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for 3 monitors I would suggest going amd over nvidia. Amd crossfire performs much better than sli at high resolutions. I would go for crossfire hd6970s. They are around the same price as 1 6990 and will perform better. If you want even better price/performance, get 2 hd6950s and then flash the bios to the 6970 bios. It will save you about $150 over the 6970 option. Just make sure to get the 2gb ram versions of the 6950s, not the 1gb. The 2gb will be better for you monitor setup
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for 3 monitors I would suggest going amd over nvidia. Amd crossfire performs much better than sli at high resolutions. I would go for crossfire hd6970s. They are around the same price as 1 6990 and will perform better. If you want even better price/performance, get 2 hd6950s and then flash the bios to the 6970 bios. It will save you about $150 over the 6970 option. Just make sure to get the 2gb ram versions of the 6950s, not the 1gb. The 2gb will be better for you monitor setup
the 6950 option is actually probably the best idea for you. just make sure you don't flash them with 6970 bios, it'll probably ruin them.
just do a shader unlock and leave the memory alone
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the 6950 option is actually probably the best idea for you. just make sure you don't flash them with 6970 bios, it'll probably ruin them.
just do a shader unlock and leave the memory alone
nah it is pretty safe to flash the bios to 6970 since the cards come with 2 bios so it is really easy to undo any problems. Here are a few links about the process and peoples' results with it.

http://www.overclock.net/ati/942034-...970-guide.html

http://www.overclock.net/ati/899639-...ck-thread.html
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post #18 of 21
Get a 590, just MHO.
    
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Originally Posted by clark_b View Post
Yes but in that review he did not overclock the 6950 after flashing it to 6970 bios. That significantly increases the performance of the card over simply unlocking the shaders and is relatively safe as long as the cards have adequate cooling to keep the overclock stable.
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post #20 of 21
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I've seen many thing's im just really debating on ATI/AMD all together. They aren't the cards im looking for. Im really looking for nVidia again and one of my cards is being sold currently. I'm just really confused and need to decide what i'd like. eVGA GTX 570's is what i'd like to do, but im not sure. ATI/AMD still has a shot I just dont know if I wanna just get a 6990 or 6970's.

*Edit* Biggest problem is getting 1 580 currently is going to maybe keep up with these 5870's but can it handle a triple moniter resolution compared to 2 cards? Obv not but how much of a decrease will I actually SEE.
Edited by FuZiioN - 3/24/11 at 4:26pm
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