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post #21 of 35
If your going to crossfire the 6950s soon, then I say go for it. If not, then 470s will be much stronger than a single 6950 for now.
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Before considering a multi-GPU solution, how about a CPU that won't hold them back? =0
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Originally Posted by compudaze View Post
Before considering a multi-GPU solution, how about a CPU that won't hold them back? =0
for the umpteenth time a 500fsb 4ghz core 2 quad isnt going to hold them back
 
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post #24 of 35
I would suggest 6950 SLI as I am having tons of fun. It was so much trying to overclock them. None of the software (MSI AB or Trixx) worked like I wanted them to. So, it was fun researching, experimenting and finally finding something that worked for me and made me jump for joy !! And the performance is mooaar then I can ask for.
But on another note, if you already have a GTX 470 and if your 750w can handle two of them overclocked, it would make more economic sense to get another GTX 470 and SLI. The only way this will kill the deal (two 470 SLI) for me is if I have to upgrade the PSU.
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post #25 of 35
Do they even have SLI hacks for P45 motherboards? If not, it looks like Crossfire would be the only (reliable) way to get multi-GPU action on your sig rig.

For what it's worth, it will be hard to notice a significant improvement over your existing GTX 470 on a single 1080p monitor though.
     
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post #26 of 35
Sell 470, add a bit more and get 6950, unlock and get 6970 and that's it. 6950 prices are falling pretty quickly and you can always CF later or sell it and get something else if you're bored =)
    
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post #27 of 35
Quote:
Originally Posted by srsparky32 View Post
for the umpteenth time a 500fsb 4ghz core 2 quad isnt going to hold them back
Its not going to hold back a single GPU thats for sure but it WILL hold back a dual GPU configuration. There is absolutely no doubt about that.
You will get away with the very GPU dependent games like Crysis, Crysis 2, Metro 2033 but mostly everything else, will be held back... BC2, Assassins creed BH, DA2, SC2, JC2, GTAIV, Napoleon Total War, you name it.

Save for an i7. (2600k)
No matter how great that 500fsb and 4ghz is, its no match for SB @ same clock without HT.
Note: This is STRICTLY for dual or more GPUs.
Most games will work just fine with one GPU.
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post #28 of 35
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cryptedvick View Post
Its not going to hold back a single GPU thats for sure but it WILL hold back a dual GPU configuration. There is absolutely no doubt about that.
You will get away with the very GPU dependent games like Crysis, Crysis 2, Metro 2033 but mostly everything else, will be held back... BC2, Assassins creed BH, DA2, SC2, JC2, GTAIV, Napoleon Total War, you name it.

Save for an i7. (2600k)
No matter how great that 500fsb and 4ghz is, its no match for SB @ same clock without HT.
Note: This is STRICTLY for dual or more GPUs.
Most games will work just fine with one GPU.
I had to disable HT and clock my 2600K to 3.1GHz to match OP's C2Q ~4.0-4.2GHz 16.5K CPU score in vantage. Just goes to show how aged the C2Q's are.

Clocked like that I lost ~20% in CPU dependent games and 1-2% in GPU dependent games.
Edited by compudaze - 3/31/11 at 8:56pm
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post #29 of 35
ATi drivers are fine.

I have had more problems with nvidia drivers..... cant even get them to install properly on the notebook right now.
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post #30 of 35
Quote:
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I'd go for another 470 and SLI it. The performance b/w 470 SLI vs a single 6950 is big. I would only go 6950 if I have to upgrade the PSU to SLI the 470.

FYI, I never had any issue with ATI drivers. I've purchase the 6950 since January and the card is a beast. Any issues I had was more of a user error.
Seriously, I'm not getting the whole "amd drivers suck" thing. I've never had an issue and it just seems like a strawman nvidia enthusiasts pull out whenever they don't feel that their rhetoric is convincing enough.

I was deciding between a 560ti and a 6950 and every single reply encouraging the 560 was "yeah it wont perform as well but it has way better drivers"

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