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Poll Results: If you had my sig rig ,wich would you buy # 1-4, or would you wait/save and buy #5-7

 
  • 24% (18)
    single GTX 580
  • 9% (7)
    single GTX 590
  • 19% (14)
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  • 9% (7)
    SLI GTX 570,s
  • 12% (9)
    SLI GTX 580,S
  • 10% (8)
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  • 13% (10)
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post #21 of 53
Single GTX580.

If you can afford it, single HD6990.
   
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post #22 of 53
Single 580.

Or 590/6990 if you're upgrading to a higher res screen, but only if you're going water. 6990 loaded on air is as loud as a jet engine!
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post #23 of 53
Single 580. Why?

GTX590 fails....HARD. The cards are literally blowing up left and right at reviewers. You could SLI a single 580 later, and have BETTER performance than the 590 is. I mean seriously, Nvidia really dropped the ball with the 590. I wouldn't touch that card with a 10 foot pole.

The 6990 is a great option. But you'll run into crossfire issues a lot. Nvidia has the same problem with SLI, but its supposedly not as bad.

I wouldn't suggest ANY dual GPU, single card solution...ever. They're just too buggy.

Grab the single 580 now, and see how that works out for you. It's a HUGE upgrade from your current GPU solution. You could always SLI / Tri SLI it later down the line too. But you won't likely need that kind of horsepower without 3 screen gaming.
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Single 580. Why?

GTX590 fails....HARD. The cards are literally blowing up left and right at reviewers. You could SLI a single 580 later, and have BETTER performance than the 590 is. I mean seriously, Nvidia really dropped the ball with the 590. I wouldn't touch that card with a 10 foot pole.

The 6990 is a great option. But you'll run into crossfire issues a lot. Nvidia has the same problem with SLI, but its supposedly not as bad.

I wouldn't suggest ANY dual GPU, single card solution...ever. They're just too buggy.

Grab the single 580 now, and see how that works out for you. It's a HUGE upgrade from your current GPU solution. You could always SLI / Tri SLI it later down the line too. But you won't likely need that kind of horsepower without 3 screen gaming.
Agreed.

The GTX590 has some serious problems with their VRM's and their power phases... I would wait until Nvidia talks up, looks like they're underclocking the cards with drivers to prevent them from exploding... I wouldn't want a 700€ GPU if I had to underclock it....

These would be my choices:

- GTX580

Or if you want real overk1ll like I did:

- x2 HD6970 in CF

Or, if you want a dual:

- HD6990

Or wait until they release a new revision of the GTX590 with proper vrm's and power phases... but I wouldn't want a GTX590 in my PC, not even for free... It blew up my friend's motherboard because of the sparks it had coming out when it died...

So yeah, I would honestly get x2 6970 CF

PS: I've had both Nvidia and ATI (I still have x2 GTX260 in another rig and a GTX570) and I can say I do not have CF issues on my 6970's
    
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post #25 of 53
how bout 6990 +6970?
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how bout 6990 +6970?
He's running 1080, why would he want a tri-fire?

Even a single GTX580 would be overkill x2 6970 or a single 6990 would be sweet for an overk1ll setup
    
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I would still suggest away from a dual GPU, single card. What happens if a game doesn't support crossfire? What happens if you get some serious microstutter problems? You'll have absolutely no way to disable crossfire easily...so you're stuck with it.

If you want dual GPU's, buy two separate high end GPU's such as the 6970's or the GTX 580's. I personally will never touch a dual GPU card myself due to too many problems. With a simple SLI / Crossfire setup with 2 separate cards though, you have the option to simply disable it.
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I would still suggest away from a dual GPU, single card. What happens if a game doesn't support crossfire? What happens if you get some serious microstutter problems? You'll have absolutely no way to disable crossfire easily...so you're stuck with it.

If you want dual GPU's, buy two separate high end GPU's such as the 6970's or the GTX 580's. I personally will never touch a dual GPU card myself due to too many problems. With a simple SLI / Crossfire setup with 2 separate cards though, you have the option to simply disable it.
You might be right.. I talk from my experience, I've had a dual card, a Sapphire HD5970 right before I got these x2 6970's, and I've never had microstutter or any CF issues at all...

But yeah, I would rather get x2 6970's then a 6990 I agree with you on that
    
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I would still suggest away from a dual GPU, single card. What happens if a game doesn't support crossfire? What happens if you get some serious microstutter problems? You'll have absolutely no way to disable crossfire easily...so you're stuck with it.

If you want dual GPU's, buy two separate high end GPU's such as the 6970's or the GTX 580's. I personally will never touch a dual GPU card myself due to too many problems. With a simple SLI / Crossfire setup with 2 separate cards though, you have the option to simply disable it.

Ok i learned something today!( OR AM I MISSING SOMETHING ) I guess i assumed those next gen cards , worked as a single unit ( without the need to crossfire/sli them) I didnt know its two gpu,s sli.d on the same board. I thought they worked together ,and not like the classic sli partnership where your not using all your cards potiental. ( basicaly)

So there is no way to harness the real power of two GPU,S on a single card yet?
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You might be right.. I talk from my experience, I've had a dual card, a Sapphire HD5970 right before I got these x2 6970's, and I've never had microstutter or any CF issues at all...

But yeah, I would rather get x2 6970's then a 6990 I agree with you on that
It's really strange honestly. Some people have dual GPU issues (with a single card or two cards). Some don't. Maybe its the person's eyes that can see the difference? Maybe its an actual hardware difference somewhere?

Either way, its not worth the gamble to me personally. The 6990 is an awesome GPU. Definitely the best card on the market right now (especially since the 590 likes to have fireworks shows). But again, its not worth the gamble to me....to have the possibility of issues that can't simply be disabled.
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