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interesting review, but not news to anyone.
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You can get the nvidia setup for cheaper then $1000, especially the 580s, more like $950. I believe retail price for a 6990 is $730 or $710 plus $330 for the 6970, so I don't see how that equals $1000. More like $1050. This review is irrelevant. Basically its $1050 vs $950.

This review is bias towards AMD, and a lot of you find it really hard to see. Also 3v2? C'mon. Really?
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post #153 of 175
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newegg open box 6990 $430 + any other 69XX(about $700-ish total) to beat 2 580's.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2E16814127574R

3x6950 beats 3x 570.
Edited by FLCLimax - 4/12/11 at 4:12pm
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I chose based on brand, since the XFX is one of the few that offer Warranties but it's sold out, I went with the MSI. The 6970 you chose is OUT OF STOCK, so why don't you use the cheapest that is in stock?

Let's compromise and go with the MSI 6970 for $339:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-554-_-Product

And the MSI 6990 so the brand matches:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-574-_-Product

$725 + $339 ( Before Rebates ) = $1064

3 x 570's = $1,050 so is it now fair to compare these set ups?

I await an update to [H]amd's review, but I won't hold my breath.
3x570s lose to 3x6950s @ 2560x1600. What is there to compare?

BTW, a 3x6950 setup would run you ~$750, while the 3x570 setup would cost you ~$1000.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...ng,2865-9.html

This thread was hilarious.
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post #155 of 175

I read up to page 6 and thought wow some of these people are idiots... jk. I'm also an idiot so I'm going to reply too LMAO.

Anyways, If I have a $1000 (which I do) to spend on graphic cards. What do you think I'll do with it? Buy 2x 580 SLI? or get the 6990 + 6970?. Of course I'll go with AMD! DUH! I'm a fanboy of RESULTS. Whichever company give me the best results for my money then I'll go with them. Also cut the crap about 2 vs 3 card when they're the same price. Maybe some of you find it funny how it took AMD 3 cards to beat 2 of Nvidia cards. I don't, has anyone gone to the track? A small modded Honda with 4 cylinder beat the crap out of a 6 and 8 cylinder cars for 1/2 or 1/4 of the price. Now that's something to LOL about.

Lamborghini vs Honda Del Sol


The Honda beat the Lamborghini (camera car) in a freeway race.

Price value: Honda del sol including mod =$8000-$10,000
Lamborghini = $250,000 - $300,000
FUNNY, LOL.

AMD 6990+6970 vs Nvidia 2x 580 SLI = $1,000
Fair Game.
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Price value: Honda del sol including mod =$8000-$10,000
Lamborghini = $250,000 - $300,000
FUNNY, LOL.

AMD 6990+6970 vs Nvidia 2x 580 SLI = $1,000
Fair Game.
I agree, but a far more legitimate comparison would be a Mustang GT vs E92 M3. Equivalent performance for half of the price. There is something to be said about owning an M3, but $30k is a lot of money.

Disclaimer: I own an E39 540i/6. No Mustang fanboyism here.

Regardless of that, I would say that the whining about the 3 vs 2 GPU comparison is fairly ridiculous. There were two criteria laid out in the review: full setup has to be under $1000 and must be only two cards. It was a legitimate comparison; who cares if it takes AMD three GPUs to match nVidia's more power hungry and more powerful GTX 580?
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Gotta love the comments. 90% of the time from the tone you can tell if its team red or team green posting.


The simple truth to this thread is to display the best possible configuration in a dual card set up.


I did not detect any malice or arrogance in OP's post.

These two Vid card giants go back and forth and we as enthusiasts get the luxury of sitting back and reaping the sweet rewards of their war.
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Originally Posted by 2010rig View Post
I chose based on brand, since the XFX is one of the few that offer Warranties but it's sold out, I went with the MSI. The 6970 you chose is OUT OF STOCK, so why don't you use the cheapest that is in stock?

Let's compromise and go with the MSI 6970 for $339:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-554-_-Product

And the MSI 6990 so the brand matches:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-574-_-Product

$725 + $339 ( Before Rebates ) = $1064

3 x 570's = $1,050 so is it now fair to compare these set ups?

I await an update to [H]amd's review, but I won't hold my breath.
meh, it wasnt out of stock when i linked it, but

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-366-_-Product is only $698 so with the $315 6970 thats $1013.

Also i as well as others have linked reviews that include 3 570s and it doesnt not help your case at all. 3x 69xx win against 3x 570s and give 3x 580s a run for their money

especially when you can get 3x 6950's for $630 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-523-_-Product
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There is something to be said about owning an M3, but $30k is a lot of money.
Damn right! The M3 is a beauty and a beast! A complete package of sport luxury, sexiness, sexiness, and sexiness. I could have own one of those right now if it wasn't for my bad gambling habits.... I'm feeling depress thinking about it lol.
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Gotta love the comments. 90% of the time from the tone you can tell if its team red or team green posting.


The simple truth to this thread is to display the best possible configuration in a dual card set up.


I did not detect any malice or arrogance in OP's post.

These two Vid card giants go back and forth and we as enthusiasts get the luxury of sitting back and reaping the sweet rewards of their war.
Thanks. i'm not trying to start anything, the people who love to argue about graphics cards for a living...what can i do?

if you got $1000 to spend AMD is the way to go. how anyone reacts to that is their business.
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