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yeah but 3 cards needs a beefier psu and uses alot more electricity. I hate inefficiencies so I would say that would be a waste even if it cheaper, it will cost you more in electricity down the road. Anyways you really shouldnt need that much gpu power with a 1080p single monitor unless you plan on doing the surround thingy.
 
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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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well i got myself two GTX 580 sli and this is what got at 3dmark with 2 card only.with PHYSX ON look the CPU score....

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well i got myself two GTX 580 sli and this is what got at 3dmark with 2 card only.with PHYSX ON look the CPU score....
as a fellow GTX580 SLI owner...

that's an old benchmark, and even futuremark requires the Physx option to be off in order to submit a score onto the leaderboards... it was pointless, since only 2 games really used GPU physx in any meaningful way. Even among Physx titles, that is a rather dismal statistic.
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Running tri or quad sli/xfire is not very cost effective. Two 580s are better imo. Not to mention less power consumption and better temps on air
    
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Running tri or quad sli/xfire is not very cost effective. Two 580s are better imo. Not to mention less power consumption and better temps on air
thats what got last week two gtx 580.
now i can play METRO 2033 at 70FPS all max out with physx on in DX11 1920X1200.
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thats what got last week two gtx 580.
now i can play METRO 2033 at 70FPS all max out with physx on in DX11 1920X1200.
You sure lol?

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Tri-Fire 6990+6970, for exactly the price of 580 SLI, is the best here. Same price, but better.
Edited by Levesque - 4/3/11 at 8:11am
    
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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...
Uh the 69xx series scales really well compared to the 58xx series.
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Uh the 69xx series scales really well compared to the 58xx series.
This. Old myths take a long time to die. People go in a cave and don't come out for months. AMD 6xxx serie scaling is better/on par with Nvidia 5xx scaling.

Another myth that doesn't want to die in OCN. Look here. 2X 6970 Crossfire and 2X 580 SLI are head-to-head. 580 SLI IS NOT better anymore then 2X 6970, because 6xxx serie is better, so they catch-up easily.

And please, no 1080p benchmarks. We all now th 500$ 580 are ''better'' then the 6970 at those lower resolutions. LOL.










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