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Originally Posted by saulin;13099127 
Because then Nvidia would not look as bad

I think by now most people should know that the fastest cards are not necessary the cheapest video cards.

Of course a 2 or 3 card setups will beat higher end cards and will cost the same or less

Exactly my point. That's why I'm not expecting them to revise their review to include these other $1000 options that are clearly available from Nvidia.
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didn anand do a 3 way review

found it

http://www.anandtech.com/show/4254/triplegpu-performance-multigpu-scaling-part1

even 3 580's sweat against 3 6970's
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post #144 of 175
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Originally Posted by 2010rig;13099096 
I won't take your word for it, I want to see it reviewed.

Plus, the 480's can be had for $300 as well.

It's easy for a site that is clearly biased towards a certain brand to make such reviews, but when it is not beneficial for their brand of choice to look favorable, they simply ignore the other options. ( Such as the 3 x 570's that I presented )

Bit of an older article but

http://www.hardwareheaven.com/reviews/1084/pg18/xfx-radeon-6970-and-radeon-6950-graphics-card-review-3-way-crossfire-eyefinity-vs-sli.html
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post #145 of 175
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Originally Posted by obsidian86;13099169 
didn anand do a 3 way review

found it

http://www.anandtech.com/show/4254/triplegpu-performance-multigpu-scaling-part1

even 3 580's sweat against 3 6970's

oh yeah, forgot about that one lol biggrin.gif
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post #146 of 175
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Originally Posted by obsidian86;13099169 
didn anand do a 3 way review

found it

http://www.anandtech.com/show/4254/triplegpu-performance-multigpu-scaling-part1

even 3 580's sweat against 3 6970's

They did @ 3.3Ghz too biggrin.gif. If you want to see SLI scaling check this out

http://www.overclock.net/nvidia/988583-vegas-sli-scaling-thread.html

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post #147 of 175
They could of just said 3x 6970s beat 2x 580s, or 3x 6950s beat 2x 580s, or dare I say, 3x 480s beat 2x 580s, how about 3x 570s beat 2x 580s, or even better 4x 560TIs beat 2x GTX 580.

Like I said before, this article was not focused on $1000, that was tacked on after the fact, this article was focused on the 6990 + 6970. It performs really well, but its been beaten to death, there are other/better choices for $1000.

This what the article should of said: The best 2 card solution for around $1k.

In my opinion the GTX 580s did valiantly at those resolutions, and perhaps may have even matched performance in several scenarios had I been able to overclock them for HardOCP.

Other things not even mentioned, CUDA/PhysX/3DVision/3DSurround, also not deal breakers for most people, but there is more to Geforce cards than just raw performance. Some of that doesn't justify the higher premiums to some users, but it does to others.

Let everyone be happy with what they got, and leave the trolling to other forums.
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Originally Posted by Mako0312;13092973 
Isn't that 3 v 2?

the point is price here! they a worth the same price wise.
    
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the point is price here! they a worth the same price wise.

That's not even the point. The point here is trying to make the 6990+6970 look awesome.

There are a few $1000 options and 2 GTX 580s is not the best option
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Woohoo, another fanboy thread smile.gif

i just sit back, relax, read and then laugh smile.gif
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