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The 460, 560, and 6870 range seems to be the most recommended area for games these days. I'd aim for a 6950 and beyond.
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I seriously doubt the 6990 will be "outdated" in a few months.

If you can afford top notch OP then there is no better than 6990. However, if your on a budget I would recommend 6950 or 6970 they are good from my experience.
6990 is a waste of money.
    
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TRI SLI GTX 580 3GB>QUAD Crossfire 6990>QUAD SLI GTX 590...
Thats for triple monitor gaming...

For anything else, GTX 580 SLI FTW.........

Note Battlefield 3 will be built ground up on DX 10.1 and DX 11 support so if you can run Heaven 2.5 descently then I will suggest starting with that... Or step it up with 3dMark11 on Performance mode...

Edit: I am an Nvidia fan but have to give the 6990 it's props. At the same price as the GTX 590, i wouldn't call it a waste of money... This is a waste of money...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-500-_-Product
Edited by Chris13002 - 4/22/11 at 8:30am
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Wait, are you buying your parts now or something?

Kepler isn't expected to begin manufacturing until Q4, so most likely the 500 series will still be nV's top of the line, but buying a flagship GPU at that point would probably not be a great investment unless you can find a killer deal.
Thanks this is what I was wondering...
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TRI SLI GTX 580 3GB>QUAD Crossfire 6990>QUAD SLI GTX 590...
Thats for triple monitor gaming...

For anything else, GTX 580 SLI FTW.........

Note Battlefield 3 will be built ground up on DX 10.1 and DX 11 support so if you can run Heaven 2.5 descently then I will suggest starting with that... Or step it up with 3dMark11 on Performance mode...

Edit: I am an Nvidia fan but have to give the 6990 it's props. At the same price as the GTX 590, i wouldn't call it a waste of money... This is a waste of money...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-500-_-Product
Wait how is it that three single gpus can be better than 4 6990s and 4 590s? I think its time to go back to middle school and learn the correct application of greater than and less than signs.
Edit: Also how can you talk about waste of money when you have a 42 inch screen and 2 580s? The price of two 580s is more expensive than the 5970. Herp derp.
Edited by serp777 - 4/27/11 at 10:55pm
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post #16 of 24
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Wait how is it that three single gpus can be better than 4 6990s and 4 590s? I think its time to go back to middle school and learn the correct application of greater than and less than signs.
He meant quad fire smart one. You can't pair 6990s in quad setup (8 gpu cores). Nor can you do that with a 590. What you can do is a 6990 crossfire which equated to quad fire. And depending on the gaming, scaling and drivers, 3gb 580 tri sli will come up on top of the quad setups. Maybe you should read up before sounding like such a sarcastic arrogant twit.
     
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There could possibly be modded servers that allow an insane amount of people to play at once. I believe a big RAM upgrade would help alot in those, so you should look into getting more memory as well.
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He meant quad fire smart one. You can't pair 6990s in quad setup (8 gpu cores). Nor can you do that with a 590. What you can do is a 6990 crossfire which equated to quad fire. And depending on the gaming, scaling and drivers, 3gb 580 tri sli will come up on top of the quad setups. Maybe you should read up before sounding like such a sarcastic arrogant twit.
Yes, I meant 2 6990s and 2 590s, that was a dumb mistake. However, regardless, 4 gpus will obviously be more powerful than 3. Like you said its a matter of immature drivers and poor scaling; in terms of pure processing power though the 4 gpus will definitely be greater than the pure gflops of the 3 gpus, even with the gpu clocks being decreased. When drivers mature and better support for quadfire, etc is allowed, the dual 6990s and dual 590s will be better in benchmarks and games alike. Therefore, im still correct in saying that dual 6990 or dual 590 > tri 580. Perhaps you should think before sounding like such an angry ass.
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Yes, I meant 2 6990s and 2 590s, that was a dumb mistake. However, regardless, 4 gpus will obviously be more powerful than 3. Like you said its a matter of immature drivers and poor scaling; in terms of pure processing power though the 4 gpus will definitely be greater than the pure gflops of the 3 gpus, even with the gpu clocks being decreased. When drivers mature and better support for quadfire, etc is allowed, the dual 6990s and dual 590s will be better in benchmarks and games alike. Therefore, im still correct in saying that dual 6990 or dual 590 > tri 580. Perhaps you should think before sounding like such an angry ass.
Scaling my friend scaling, by the time those drivers come out, 7000 series and 600 series will be out, such as what happened with the 5970s. And no, they will never beat the 580s, especially depending on the situation, the 590s are extremely downclocked and can never go up to a 580 level, along with they fact that slot of games don't even support quad scaling so you're screwed from the start. Nope it seems I still know what I'm talking about and your still very arrogant. Glad to clear that up
     
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Therefore, im still correct in saying that dual 6990 or dual 590 > tri 580.
Nope.
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