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What happens when you take an AMD Radeon HD 6990 and add a Radeon HD 6970 to it for 3-way GPU CrossFireX performance? We compare this configuration directly to GeForce GTX 580 SLI a multi-monitor setup at high resolutions. TriFire in all its Eyefinity glory! Along with one new DX11 game.
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post #2 of 19
been posted several times already
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Total raping for the same price. Ouch Nvidia.
    
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post #4 of 19
please no, not again.
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post #5 of 19
seriously we don't need another flame war.

That said, the trifire setup is indeed very impressive and great bang for buck compared to SLI'd 580s What I would have liked to see is more setups from the 1000$ range.
 
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post #6 of 19
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been posted several times already
Looked for it in the news section, didn't see it posted. Went back a couple days.

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seriously we don't need another flame war.

That said, the trifire setup is indeed very impressive and great bang for buck compared to SLI'd 580s What I would have liked to see is more setups from the 1000$ range.
Can't see the basis for a flamewar - this is "performance at $1,000", full stop. "Tri-SLI vs tri-Fire" is a different comparison.
Edited by parityboy - 4/12/11 at 8:40am
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Looked for it in the news section, didn't see it posted. Went back a couple days.
http://www.overclock.net/graphics-ca...90-6970-v.html

a review isn't news.
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post #8 of 19
..............................Not this again

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Originally Posted by parityboy View Post
Can't see the basis for a flamewar - this is "performance at $1,000", full stop. "Tri-SLI vs tri-Fire" is a different comparison.
True & I agree with you but as for others...just check out the other thread about this
post #9 of 19
Oh yes, the 6990+6970 combo is sure awesome. Personally, I decided to get two more 6970s and try a true trifire config. It's actually working pretty damn good thus far.
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I don't frequent that section of OCN, and plenty reviews have made it into the news section. Have a look for yourself.
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