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tri-fire 6990+6970.
is that possible?
.....AMD Radeon 6990+6970 CrossFireX / "TriFire" Review
Edited by drBlahMan - 4/12/11 at 6:53am
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will the 6990 bottleneck?
I am concerned about it because I'm planning to get a 6990 or 2 6970s?
yea, that was another question as well i was wondering. especially with him running a 6 core.

And as for the reasoning for all this. im just trying to use what money we will be getting back to get what we can now, because of the baby we may not be able to upgrade much later on.
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Read this. Tri-Fire 6990+6970 raping 580 SLi for exactly the same price.

http://www.hardocp.com/article/2011/...trifire_review

Nvidia should be ashame to sell 580 for 500$.
    
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Nice read there Levesque. I think i may do that and leave the wifes 260 alone for a while. But will i bottle neck a 6970+6990 crossfire setup with my current rigs cpu oc'ed to 3.8? and will my Corsair 850 watt psu be enough for this?
Edited by kfxsti - 4/12/11 at 8:52am
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Yeah. That article is a real eye-opener for alot of people.
    
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tri-fire 6990+6970.
This. Otherwise... you won't beat that 580 SLI setup...
     
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lol I will never go back to ol green. have had numerous nvidia cards. enjoyed them, but i am strictly AMD/ATI now lol.
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Read this. Tri-Fire 6990+6970 raping 580 SLi for exactly the same price.

http://www.hardocp.com/article/2011/...trifire_review

Nvidia should be ashame to sell 580 for 500$.
LOL, I saw this thread and couldn't wait to get to the end to see if anyone posted this link,

http://www.hardocp.com/article/2011/...ifire_review/1

You beat me to it. Pretty impressive results.
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Nvidia should be ashame to sell 580 for 500$.
Why?
One on one it gives a 5970 a runs for its money, sometimes matching even beating it. Nothing single GPU vs single GPU touches it. Heck a 6970 can't even get by a 570.

And don't get me wrong I loved my Radeons and the 6990+6970 setup is killer.
But a fair match is not 3 GPU's vs 2 GPU's.

Radeon's prices are lower because their driver set is a little inferior and has less overall features and more importantly stability. The cards also dip more when tessellation is heavy.

I'd like to see Tri-SLi GTX 570's vs a 6990+6970 @ 1600P.


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But a fair match is not 3 GPU's vs 2 GPU's.
Sigh. Tired of repeating that. A fair match is: 2 cards against 2 cards. 1000$ against 1000$.

1+1 = 2. 1 card + 1 card = 2 cards. 1000$ = 1000$. Not simple enough? First grade mathematics. 3 cards is NOT equal to 2 cards. 3 doesn't equal 2.

Why not put 4X6970 against 3X580 for the same price then? Again, the 580 would loose. For the same money.

So stop posting that. 3X570 would loose to 6990+6970 because 1) scaling is better on AMD side, and 2) 570 is severely memory limited for 2560X1600p.

And synthetic benchmarks optmized for Nvidia are worthless, and useless. HardOCP review just proved that fact. We don't ''play'' benchmarks, but we play games.
Edited by Levesque - 4/12/11 at 5:35pm
    
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