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Old December 16, 2010, 04:40 PM
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ANd at the end of the day, DO you want ATI Drivers...

Their hit and miss at best.

10.12 Just made me sell my 5870 and buy a EVGA Superclocked 580, Switching back to the green team seems crazy But im so tired of a Team of Kids that ride the short bus to work Like ATI/AMD employe for their driver squad.


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Old December 16, 2010, 05:48 PM
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What got me excited is that the GTX 580 SLI and HD 6970 CF are in fact the first generation of GPUs to ever get close to 60 FPS @ 5760x1080. The GTX 580 SLI takes a bigger hit in this set-up due to its limited RAM compared to the HD 6970 and ends up performing equally or less than the HD 6970, but this is more than 6 million pixels we're talking about and off topic but my point is, 2560x1600 is 2 million less pixels so either single card will do the job. If you're not convinced by what I say at least buy the cards one at a time and try out the single GPU performance. One GTX 580 will outperform One HD 6970 @ 2560x1600, but by a small performance margin and a steep price difference.

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Old December 16, 2010, 06:13 PM
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If money's not a problem, go for the 580's, if not 6970's
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Old December 16, 2010, 07:07 PM
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I must be the only person in the world that never has issues with ATi drivers.
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Old December 16, 2010, 08:18 PM
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I must be the only person in the world that never has issues with ATi drivers.
PRobably. Had to revert two Xfire systems to older drivers because the new one just release broke Xfire on the 6850's in there. Was really wierd.

Most people know, I curse their drivers even though I still have a system with their cards...

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Well I have never built an SLI/xfire system, maybe that is why. Or maybe I just pick components that just work
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Old December 16, 2010, 08:37 PM
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That Dell $1500 monitor deserves a couple of 580's ...and OC the shvt out of em.....or get the new ATI Cards and try em out..either way.....its all good!!

Obviously I'm biased ....but I tend to stick with nv for a number of reasons, one of which is my confidence / comfort level with nv Drivers / Support etc etc.....also my Evga Lifetime Warranty / Step-up.....etc etc...

btw ...Evga GTX 580 can be Price Matched to $515....not too bad considering what your getting...hell it wasn't too long ago many were paying $600+ for the top end Card
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yesterday someone posts some links...

XFX Radeon 6970 and Radeon 6950 Graphics Card Review - CrossFire / Eyefinity vs SLI

i assume cf did a better than sli

i believe ati cf (6950s for 600 or 6970s for 700) is worth deal than pay gtx 580 and sli but you lost physx (not many games support)... unless you also can add cheap nvidia card to support physx if you have an extra slot...
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Old December 17, 2010, 03:12 AM
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I think CF and SLI are in the same league now, but 4GB of RAM vs. 3GB is why CF drives three displays without slowing down as SLI.
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Personally go with dual 580's. Better performance, better cooling, physx, better warranty if you go EVGA, Older card so more mature drivers, overclocks are awesome, step up program if you go EVGA, and last but not least it is a card that has been out for awhile and there hasn't been any major issues. SLI is usually supported in more games as well.
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