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Tri-Fire 6970s or Tri-SLi 580s?
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Tri-SLi.

but you may have problems with drivers while gaming...
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tri-580s. tri6970s will perform better at ultra high resolutions however due to their larger amount of ram and better high res scaling in crossfire than in sli.
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GTX580, I have heard that Trifire doesn't scale too well.
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post #5 of 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by adizz View Post
GTX580, I have heard that Trifire doesn't scale too well.
Tri-fire actually scales quite well; quad-fire is almost always a waste though.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by omnius19 View Post
tri-580s. tri6970s will perform better at ultra high resolutions however due to their larger amount of ram and better high res scaling in crossfire than in sli.
Quite true.

Quote:
Originally Posted by adizz View Post
GTX580, I have heard that Trifire doesn't scale too well.
Not so true...However, it all depends on the drivers and the specific game you are trying to play. ATI GPUs scale much more effectively than Nvidia counterparts. 6970s scales almost perfectly, the issue is always the driver development of CF setups in every game.
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post #7 of 9
Trifire will actually scale better than Tri-SLI. However, the 6970s are so far behind the 580s it ends up not mattering.. and the 580s will remain on top.
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post #8 of 9
Tri 580s for low resolution gaming

Tri 580 3GBs for high resolution gaming.

Nvidia wins! (for the price I would actually go for the AMD cards though)
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3 6970s will give you very close performance to a GTX 580 but for a lot less so that's the one I'd go for. 2-way crossfire is already very close and 3 6900 cards scale better than the Fermi ones.
    
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