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post #21 of 31
so, if get another 570 I can run Crysis 'till my cards blow up?
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post #22 of 31
get two 480s and/or two 580s
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post #23 of 31
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get two 480s and/or two 580s
480s? They are good, but don't say them or 580s, 580s for sure.
    
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post #24 of 31
in surround, 3 gtx570 perform much better than 1 gtx590, but take in mind the 1280mb limit of the 570....

2/3 games need more to run at maximum detail @ 5760*1080
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480s? They are good, but don't say them or 580s, 580s for sure.
For the cost 3 480s would be better than both two 580s and three 570s... SO MANY CHOICES.
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post #26 of 31
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For the cost 3 480s would be better than both two 580s and three 570s... SO MANY CHOICES.
Yes, but heat wise, unless you are going to put the 480s under water, they are going to cook the crap out of your system.
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Yes but once under blocks they would scream

470/480/580 are crazy once you put them on blocks. No more heat/noise issues and my gtx 470 for instance can get over 50% overclocks.
    
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post #28 of 31
I'm gonna have to say 3 6970s over 3 570s because they have more vram and they scale much better so they'll be faster. Otherwise you should also consider 3 GTX 480s since they are pretty cheap now. 3 6950s are also not bad as they are cheaper.
    
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post #29 of 31
tri/4way sli 480s or 580s. This is ocn. There are no other options.
 
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post #30 of 31
I swear I can't find the Phantom benchmarks, but if you take the VRAM limit off of the GTX 580, and there is I believe a 570 with double ram coming out too, 2x GTX 580s 3GB are superior to the 6970s in Crossfire at the multi-monitor / 2560x1600x8AA etc.

However they are expensive, hard to find, and even more so if you want to water cool them.

For the price and readily availability 2x 6970 or even 2x 6950s would cover all your needs. Trifire scaling doesn't warrant the price tag, but if you are having a 120Hz monitor, you may still consider it as you want your minimums and average FPS higher than 120 at all times to prevent tearing and ensure smoothest display.

Stepping down, I don't believe the 6850/6870s really have what it takes to deliver, and you might have issues with the GTX 570s due to the VRAM limit issues, and lower head room for overclocking. Alternatively mentioned already, you could go with the a pair of 480s, they are decent performers but still generate quite a bit of heat and noise. Water cooling would be the best alternative to this, however they will have the VRAM limit on those higher resolutions.

@1080P with x8AA and all the eye candy in Dragon Age 2 with the High Texture Quality Mod, I only use ~1200 MB. I would say, just as a fair estimation, that 1920x1200 x 8xAA is putting you much closer to 1500. Anything over it, and you will notice stutter and a reduction in frame rate. A nice pair of 6950s can OC well, and will not have the performance reduction at 1200 resolution and beyond.

The GTX 590 has very little room for OCing, and that SLI 570 is just on par with it performance wise. So Tri-SLI will seriously out perform this single card. It does natively have the ability to run 3 monitors. It is slower than SLI GTX 580, and since we have seen in benchmarks that 2560x1600 with 4x/8xAA can choke down the GTX 580s, the 590 will have the same issue and lower results. The GTX 570s will be faster, however, the GTX 590 is much more compact and simple solution. Its also quieter than 3x GTX 570s, and uses a lot less energy than them. The best bet is to see if the GTX 590 will even get you the level of performance you desire by checking out benchmarks/reviews, and then keep in mind that overclocking these puppies is not a guaranteed thing so they are face value cards. The GTX 570s are not that much more robust at overclocking but they will have more power which means higher FPS. The GTX 590 is quite expensive and requires hefty investment if you ever want QUAD-SLI, but GTX 570 can get you started, while purchasing a second and third GPU when they are on sale etc.
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