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Two 6990s will do great, and I would get them instead of three 1.5GB 580s, but 3GB 580s are for sure the better choice.
    
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Originally Posted by Jaguarbamf View Post
Quad Crossfire and Quad SLI are still extremely glitchy. Their only true purpose is for folding, editing, and benchmarking.
You need to go back and reread my post linking to CallsignVega's Quad-SLi results before continuing to make statements like this. Or simply look in his sig links.
Edited by _CH_Skyline_ - 4/17/11 at 2:59pm
 
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Originally Posted by TheBlademaster01 View Post
It increases the geometrical workload or IAW more threads.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spatial_anti-aliasing

You have blending and blurring, it's not all about colors
But you aren't using SAA. The "normal AA" is MSAA.

Also blending and bluring, is colors
Its just how the GPU select the colors by blending the surrounding colors together, where in the MSAA and SSAA, it does the average unless you add the adaptive AA from nvidia/amd.
You select the color of the pixel, its the end result. The "blending and blurring" is just how.
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Originally Posted by runeazn View Post
sorry but i am a nvidia user myself but i smell too much fanboynism
not insulting but you do know 1gb each cards vs 2gb each card?

3x1gb= 3gb for nvidia
2x2= 4 gb for ati?

so why are you guys saying that nvidia wins in VRAM?
it doesnt..

and dude trust me the 6990 are better.

but vram is the same anyway 1gb each gpu..
and thats the real vram your gonna get anyway..
That is 3GB per GPU.
Its not 3x1gb, not 2x2, or whatever.

6990 has 2GB per GPU, the 580-3GB has 3GB per GPU.
The 580 wins that regard.

1GB each GPU.... god...
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Quad Crossfire and Quad SLI are still extremely glitchy. Their only true purpose is for folding, editing, and benchmarking.
Actually quad works perfectly in surround or eyefinity now with the latest gen GPUs.
Scales very very nicely.
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Originally Posted by Defoler View Post
Actually quad works perfectly in surround or eyefinity now with the latest gen GPUs.
Scales very very nicely.
This is true, but it can be problematic on a single monitor grrr 590s....

Do a search for Callsignvega's scaling thread.

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You guys are hurting me financially


Edit: anyone wanna buy my rig except screens
I honestly think a tri-fire with 6990 and 6970 would be great; real good performance while being much cheaper than the other options.

I've been looking at getting a Rasa RS240; PM me with a price if you'd want to sell it
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I honestly think a tri-fire with 6990 and 6970 would be great; real good performance while being much cheaper than the other options.

I've been looking at getting a Rasa RS240; PM me with a price if you'd want to sell it
If he went 3x 6970s, it would be the same price and faster.
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If he went 3x 6970s, it would be the same price and faster.
Faster than what? 6990s? Not really, but it would be sexy.
    
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I vote for 3x580 3gb we'll I am biased but I did try 2x6970s before i got 3x580 3gb
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