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Old August 23, 2011, 02:45 PM
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Do you think that 2GB of GDDR5 is not enough for a 1080p setup?
This is my first time building a setup like this.
I used to run @ 1650*1080 with my 5770 CF, and those cards had 2GB each so i never really thought of that

The benches show 1920x1200, ill be running 1920x1080
1GB of vram is usually enough for 1080p.

5770's only had 1GB of vram, unless you had non reference cards built to drive more than 3 monitors. Also, crossfire only makes use of 1GB.
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Old August 23, 2011, 03:07 PM
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My 2 cents = NCIX.com - Buy XFX Radeon HD 6950 800MHZ 2GB 5.0GHZ DDR5 2XDVI HDMI 2x Mini DisplayPort PCI-E Video Card - XFX - HD695XCNFC - in Canada
Only 20$ more than a 560 ti but if you ever decide on going eyefinity the 2gb vram will definitely help. And as dangtx said, add in a 2nd one for crossfire if you think the fps is still too low.

However, if you don't mind used, I'd suggest you consider sugarj's 570. $275 is basically the after tax price of that 6950 2gb
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Old August 23, 2011, 03:11 PM
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or look for unlocked 6950's also in the bst :)
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Old August 23, 2011, 09:07 PM
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or wait and see how ATI's new video cards perform

they "should" be out soon. hopefully
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Old August 23, 2011, 09:09 PM
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personally i'm done with x-fire and sli

like the one person said, not all games work with it, or not at double, etc

until i see all games working with x-fire/sli i will stick to a single card
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My single GTX 580 is powering through BC2. It also overclocks well. I too have always been a single card person, only straying back in the day for 2 x 6600GT's then 2 x 8800GTX's, both of which didnt make crap all of a differene most of the time. Oh and my 9800GX2, that was Kinda a SLI card, and it was decent though most of the time.
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Old August 24, 2011, 01:58 PM
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or look for unlocked 6950's also in the bst :)
Your all about the hd 6950 and HAF 912...can't blame you though.

My vote is also to stay single card. If a 6950 give you enough performance I would vote for that for its bang for buck. If you need a bit more powerful GPU then that I vote for gtx 580.
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of course. i see guys getting 200 dollar cases and 100 dollar gpus and expect to be up there..riiiight.
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I'm building a new comp, and I'm looking for the most bang for buck cards out there.

Right now, I'm considering GTX 560's in SLI. for $400 it towers over the GTX 580 by an average of 20fps.
These cards also scale about 90% in sli.

I am unfamiliar with any ATI cards, are there any better bang for buck SLI/Crossfire solutions?
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What resolution do you plan on playing at? How are you at micro-stuttering? Do you realize that 1 560 Tis means you still only have at most 1GB of video card memory (they don't total like some people think)?
I think OP is refering to GTX 560
BTW there are GTX 560 Tis with 2GB of RAM
If it was my choice I will go with HD 6950 2GB
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Old August 31, 2011, 01:09 PM
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I HAVE DECIDED... dundunDUN

THE RADEON HD 6970!!

I dont wanna have to deal with micro-stutttututstustutusttuter with SLI or CF configs. Just read an OVER NINE-... page tomshardware article about microstututututer.
Average frame rates ARE higher, but micro frame drops make it seems like its running half the frames
And i remembered what that was like with my old 5770's

THANKS FOR ALL YOUR HELPS GUIS!!
Peace, my fellow Bronies
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