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Well in all honesty I'm looking at TriFire in 6950's and unlocking them to 6970 specs. Just gotta hope that the GPUs are unlockable I guess.. most of the 2GB models seem to be but it's still a bit of a gamble :/
    
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Not most of the 2GB's 6950, but most of the refference 6950 models Like Sapphire, XFX, HIS, PowerColor. Just look at the reference models and You should be fine
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http://www.anandtech.com/show/4254/t...caling-part1/1

Not sure what would the results look, if there wasn't a cpu bottleneck.
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Originally Posted by sp4wners View Post
580 in Tri-SLI will kill 6970 in Tri-Fire, but not much difference in performance in games. And ATI would be much more cheaper.

6990 and 6970 is enough for most applications? LOL... Even 6950 or GTX 560Ti, 570 is enough. I hope You're talking about Eyefinity resolution o.O
Of course

I seriously doubt there is any reason to spend a grand on GPU power for a single monitor setup
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http://www.anandtech.com/show/4254/t...caling-part1/1

Not sure what would the results look, if there wasn't a cpu bottleneck.
based on that then, the 6990 and 6970 would still be better and for 2/3 of the price
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Seriously. 580 Tri-SLi would not kill 6xxx Tri-Fire. People know bettter then that. Sigh.

In synthetic benchmarks optimized for Nvidia, yes (oh! so surprised! Sigh). But in real gaming conditions, Tri-Fire would go head-to-head with Tri-SLI because:

1) 580 vanilla is only 1.5Gb. With Tri-SLi or Tri-Fire, people don't use 19'' LCD. The higher the resolution, the bigger will be the impact of the lack of VRAM on the 580 vs 6970. 1.5Gb against 2Gb. The bigger the resolution, the bigger the impact. Put 3 monitors in the picture asnd use a really high-resolution, and the 580 Tri-SLI will take a knee...

2) 6xxx scaling is much better then Nvidia 5xx scaling. The more cards there is, the better the 6xxx will be. 1 580 is ahead of 1 6970, we all know that. But 2 and 3 against 2 and 3, they are head-to-head because of the better 6xxx serie scaling.

Old myth don't want to die. Tri-Fire is now head-to-head with Tri-SLI with latest drivers. But people (particularly Nvidia 580 owners) like to stay stuck in the past, and look at 6 months old benchmarks.

The ''580 Tri-SLi will ''KILL'' 6970 Tri-Fire'' is not true anymore. An old internet myth from people living in caves. And a collective dream of the green team.

Look at the sigs of people saying that.
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But 6970 will be weaker than 580 tri sli. Everyone knows that. Not much of a difference in games, but there's a difference. Personally I would go with tri 6970, it's not worth to pay extra cash for tri GTX 580 o.O Unless You need to break some world record in vantage or 3dm 2011
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But 6970 will be weaker than 580 tri sli. Everyone knows that.
No. Not at all. It's not black and white like that. It's different shades of grey. Sometimes 580X3 will win, and sometimes 6970X3 will win.

Take 3 really demanding games for exemple: Metro 2033, Crysis, Stalker COP. 6970 Tri-Fire will be ahead and win with resolution of 2560X1600 and higher with 4X/8XAA, and multiple screens set-ups.

Not enough VRAM on the 580.

People should stop copy and pasting and make broad assumption like that. 6970X3 and 580X3 are head-to-head right now, and it really depends on the game you are testing. Sometimes one set-up is better, sometimes it's the other.

Not black and white. Grey.
    
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But 6970 will be weaker than 580 tri sli. Everyone knows that.
No. Not at all. People ''think'' that because they have read it somewhere from an Nvidia fanboy. But that doesn't make it ''true'', or a ''fact''.

It's not black and white like that. It's different shades of grey. Sometimes 580X3 will win, and sometimes 6970X3 will win.

Take 3 really demanding games for exemple: Metro 2033, Crysis, Stalker COP. 6970 Tri-Fire will be ahead and win with resolution of 2560X1600 and higher with 4X/8XAA, and multiple screens set-ups.

Not enough VRAM on the 580.

People should stop copy and pasting and make broad assumption like that. 6970X3 and 580X3 are head-to-head right now, and it really depends on the game you are testing. Sometimes one set-up is better, sometimes it's the other.

Not black and white. Grey.
    
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multiple 6900 cards scale alot lot better than any sli series but when you have a single card the nvidias perform better
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