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which is better?????
3-6970 triplefire
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2-GTX 580 SLi
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post #2 of 18
3 HD6970 are easily better than 2X580
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Three 6970s is faster.
    
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from what i've been seeing, benchmarks aside, the 69XX series don't scale well yet in tri config, and in that same test - 570's showed the 3rd card was basically worthless. it's just the drivers tho, but i'd still wait until they're fixed. my 58XX's absolutely thrive, so long as the game permits them all to be used...
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post #5 of 18
3 6970s are faster, but I personally find it hard to recommend anything more than 2x SLi/CF.
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post #6 of 18
I personally believe you want the most power with as few cards as possible! = 1 590/6990 or 2x 580 / 6970
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post #7 of 18
From what I've been hearing, the scaling on the 6xxx series cards with anything more than Crossfire is horrible. I'd wait it out.
post #8 of 18
BTW, you can also get Tri-Fire with a 6990+6970, not only 3X 6970.

So for the same price, and if you want only 2 cards, 6990+6970 is much faster then 580 SLI. 3 GPUs against 2 for the same price. No brainer. Don't waste 1000$ on 580 SLI. It was the fastest 2 cards combo for the price. It's not anymore.

And 6xxx scaling is much better then Nvidia 5xx serie scaling. Even in Tri-Fire.

People sometimes get stuck in the past, and are in denial for a couple of weeks when new cards are coming out.
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I personally believe you want the most power with as few cards as possible! = 1 590/6990 or 2x 580 / 6970
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from what i've been seeing, benchmarks aside, the 69XX series don't scale well yet in tri config, and in that same test - 570's showed the 3rd card was basically worthless. it's just the drivers tho, but i'd still wait until they're fixed. my 58XX's absolutely thrive, so long as the game permits them all to be used...
Sounds like your saying we are at the mercy of the developers and the card they choose.
    
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