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I have two 460's in sli and I get this wierd blue tesslation while benching. I had them on a asus p6x58d premium and after trying everything i decided it must be the board. So i got a rampage iii extreme, and the same thing happens. Called the manufactor and after going over everything i already had tryed , he said he's seen some boards not play nice with the 460 and suggested trying another board.

SO now i want to go to a single card. Looking for a highend card with oc ability. It will be under water and with a 980x running at 4.4 stable. Dont know if there would be a big difference between a oc 570-580-590, so suggestion or personal experience will be helpful!
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post #2 of 41
Wait, you have a 980x and GTX 460s?

Sell the 980x, get a 2600k and buy two HD 6950s.

You'll get about 2-2.2x the performance.
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post #3 of 41
570 and 590 of course.

Jk...

If you wanna overclock go AMD son.
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will the amds clock that much better then a 570/590?
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post #5 of 41
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nyghtryder_9 View Post
will the amds clock that much better then a 570/590?
No. But they will out perform and out value them.

An HD 6950, unlocked, would equate to a GTX 570. Then, the GTX 570 has a bit higher OC potential, but also suffers from death by overclock.

Where as, you can get two HD 6950s for the price of a single GTX 580, which is 10% more powerful than a GTX 570.
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post #6 of 41
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will the amds clock that much better then a 570/590?
590 is a disaster, dying on stock voltage roflzzzzz. The 570 non reference cards might be better overclockers, not sure. A 580 is decent I guess, but so far Nvidia cards aren't very impressive.
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post #7 of 41
do amd cards still have driver issues?

heard amd cards aren't performing very well in crysis 2

cant someone let me know because i'm in the process of getting a new card for a friend but duno what to decide.

basically:

560
570
6950
6970
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post #8 of 41
Quote:
Originally Posted by Stefy View Post
590 is a disaster, dying on stock voltage roflzzzzz. The 570 non reference cards might be better overclockers, not sure. A 580 is decent I guess, but so far Nvidia cards aren't very impressive.
Actually, you have that backwards.

GTX 580 is a HORRIBLE choice, being the same price as two of its competitors.

GTX 570s die on stock voltage.

GTX 590 is a great card for the money, but needs non-reference coolers/water-cooling to take advantage of. Hence my title.
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post #9 of 41
Quote:
Originally Posted by TH3 original View Post
do amd cards still have driver issues?

heard amd cards aren't performing very well in crysis 2

cant someone let me know because i'm in the process of getting a new card for a friend but duno what to decide.

basically:

560
570
6950
6970
All reports I've gotten, as well as many of the official Crysis 2 threads report excellent performance with all those cards.
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post #10 of 41
Actually the 560 is the most overclockable nvidia card and at 1ghz it matches or surpasses a stock 570.
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