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everyone stop complaining about how its 3vs2! as the title suggest they're trying to show which company gives u better value for a $1000.

blame nvidea for having expensive cards, because if not for that then maybe it would have been a fair 3vs3 with a 590+580 and 6990+6970!
I gave you + rep, we need more of this kind of thinking. 3 v 2 not fair (?), it's based on value people.
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Why?

They aren't meant to compete at a 1:1 ratio, which is reflected in the retail value.
Is there some universal condition that sets that for anyone and everyone? As I said, retail value is all good, no problem with that. Whether they are meant to compete at a 1 to 1 ratio or not, when it takes 3 GPU's Vs. 2 GPU's of the same generation to match or better the other setup, I see a a serious flaw. Of course this doesn't matter to you because you are concerned about price and price only.
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AMD has been the price-performance king for a good while now, this is nothing new.

No doubt, if you want the best value for your $1000 and you don't mind running 3 cards, you go red.

If money is no issue on the other hand, and you put up a 6990+6970 TriFire vs 3x580s in TriSLI...it'd be a whole different story completely.
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AMD has been the price-performance king for a good while now, this is nothing new.

No doubt, if you want the best value for your $1000 and you don't mind running 3 cards, you go red.

If money is no issue on the other hand, and you put up a 6990+6970 TriFire vs 3x580s in TriSLI...it'd be a whole different story completely.
Fully agree, well said.
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Of course this doesn't matter to you because you are concerned about price and price only.
I'm not sure why you would be concerned about anything else.

It's a graphics card. Your decision as a consumer should be based solely on it's capabilities versus it's cost. if anything else falls in that equation you're a poor consumer...
    
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I'm not sure why you would be concerned about anything else.

It's a graphics card. Your decision as a consumer should be based solely on it's capabilities versus it's cost. if anything else falls in that equation you're a poor consumer...
This...how is anything other than value relevant?
post #27 of 175
Not surprising. The 580's have a price premium. Now add Tri-SLI 570's for 1k.

Power consumption comparison Nvidia you got some work to do...
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I'm not sure why you would be concerned about anything else.

It's a graphics card. Your decision as a consumer should be based solely on it's capabilities versus it's cost. if anything else falls in that equation you're a poor consumer...
My friend, you need to learn the difference between the rich and poor. What you would consider to be a "poor consumer" may well be someone that throws around your total weekly earning like pocket change. You see him as a "poor consumer", frankly he doesn't care cause he sees you as a beggar, and frankly you should not care either.

Don't go setting universal standards based on what you think, that's your whole problem.
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These are high-end cards, price should NOT be the #1 factor imo, its performance. I'm not hating on ATI (yes, ATI ), but this comparo makes no sense. Now compare "budget" or low-end cards and price SHOULD be the #1 factor. My
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My friend, you need to learn the difference between the rich and poor. What you would consider to be a "poor consumer" may well be someone that throws around you total weekly earning like pocket change. You see him as a "poor consumer", frankly he doesn't care cause he sees you as a beggar, and frankly you should not care either.

Don't go setting universal standards based on what you think, that's your whole problem.
So your whole argument is that the rich don't have to be good consumers.

Nobody has to be, but to not be simply because you have that option seems like a pretty poor lesson.
    
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