Part I'm loving is how everyone is harping on the 11.4 drivers, while ignoring that Nvidia drivers have also improved since these comparisons. I'm going to laugh when Nvidia retaliates with 27*.** (no one can guess Nvidia driver numbers lol) and we see improved scaling on the 500 series. 570s top 6970s for single cards, but that's reversed in dual card setups? If you don't believe the drivers are at fault...
Currently, the Phantom/DCII 570s are able to overclock beyond what 6970s (by extentions 6950s) can do, and do so safely. There aren't many benchmarks at this range because the 570 isn't really seen as a SLI card. At $700 for SLI, most people would just step up to 580s or down to 1 580 or 560s, so SLI 570s end up rare, same thing as 6970s, 6950s are more common because of their ability to unlock allowing them a greater price/performance. 480s are the best price/performance card atm, followed by an unlocked 6950. Raw power below $400 goes to the 570 (or water-cooled 480).
If you really want some benchmark comparisons, get me a twin frozr 3 570, I'll pay to get myself a 2500k (aiming for 5GHz) and new mobo/ram, and we'll see exactly what two 570s running 1GHz on air can do to your 6950s. Heck, I'll even throw in 900 core runs. I'm rather confident that the OC'd 570s will top OC'd 6970s, 11.4 and all. You're not going to get accurate comparisons unless you use two identical systems. 2 560s with a 5GHz 2600k are going to stomp all over 2 580s with a 3.5GHz 1090T. You really want some true comparisons? Send a well reasoned email out to techpowerup or Tom's Hardware, asking for them to review their old comparisons in light of the new drivers - on both sides. They'll set up systems that differ only on gfx card, unlike what you'll get from this thread.
So keep crying that ATI > Nvidia on the Nvidia board while claiming you're not trolling. This thread has been transparent since you threw up a comparison on a targeted board when the neutral board was one click away.
Also, Stefy, I love how you're picking and choosing what matters. Power draw is critical but physX/Cuda are irrelevant? Lol. Seriously, OCN is typically above this kind of I'm not trolling, you're trolling stuff (seriously temped to link that Boxxy video)... Admit fanboyism where it is, respect each other enough to actually converse, and get on with your lives.
One final note, how the **** is this thread still open?