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4 way sli 580s or go home. It should be a law that any rig built in 2011 must be 4 way sli or quadfire. 2 pcbs just don't have the same presence as 4 and 1 pcb doesn't have the same presence as 2

 
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post #22 of 31
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Originally Posted by Juggalo23451 View Post
I am.sure some.one will find a way to turn it off
As soon as someone turns it off, the card will explode. That's what the ocp is there for.
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post #23 of 31
HD6990 is the far better choice. gtx 590 will still suck even with water. the problem is the vrm design.
post #24 of 31
4-way SLI 580's!!!

Yes I would agree with the post above me.
6990 or x-way SLI 580's.
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post #25 of 31
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Originally Posted by fat_italian_stallion View Post
4 way sli 580s or go home. It should be a law that any rig built in 2011 must be 4 way sli or quadfire. 2 pcbs just don't have the same presence as 4 and 1 pcb doesn't have the same presence as 2

Reminds of that dude with the dual 5680s or something and quad 580s. That system pulled 1600+ watts off the meter lol.
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post #26 of 31
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Originally Posted by Levesque View Post
580 SLI is not the best performance solution anymore. It was. But now 6990+6970 Tri-Fire is the best performance solution. 2 cards against 2 cards, same price.

Same price then 580 SLI, but 3 GPUs against 2. Tri-Fire will easily beat the SLI set-up.

People stay stuck in the past.
Cool story, bro. AMD and nvidia fail at multi gpu (more than 2) scaling .
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post #28 of 31
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Originally Posted by KBcobra View Post
Cool story, bro. AMD and nvidia fail at multi gpu (more than 2) scaling .
You can get out of your cavern once in a while. Go look at some reviews of 6990+6970 that are coming out. You will be surprised.

Getting stuck in the past much? Nvidia 460 are a bit old, and it was true then. 6xxx serie is pretty epic, even in Tri-Fire. Better then Nvidia 5xxx serie scaling.
    
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post #29 of 31
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Originally Posted by Juggalo23451 View Post
Gpu blocks will cool the vrms as well. I believe
Cooling the VRM doesn't magically make the MOSFETs go from (random number) max sustained 45A on air cooling to 60A sustained, you know.

Overcurrent them and they will blow, no matter they're at 60ºC or they're at -60ºC.


HD6990 if you're OCing. HD6990 if you're not. Lol.
   
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post #30 of 31
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Reminds of that dude with the dual 5680s or something and quad 580s. That system pulled 1600+ watts off the meter lol.
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