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Old November 28, 2011, 05:26 PM
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I've heard 6970's in trifire knock out 2 gtx 580's in sli. Any truth to this? Driver support for my 5970 was not the greatest, for me I use triple monitors and use colour profiles alot - when new drivers come out in causes me to have to do a 3 hour colour calibration procedure for my cameras. A real PITA.

I'm half afraid of the 6950's because of drivers - but the price point is very enticing. Any ideas?
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Old November 28, 2011, 05:28 PM
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If you found driver support for your 5970 not the greatest, the 6xxx series seems to be worse then the 5xxx series. This speaking from experience running xfire 6870s and later on "mature" drivers 6970s. You're best bet really would be going with sli 580s. Also with your rig, you'd bottleneck your system running tri either, meaning you'd never get the performance gain from going from 2 to 3 cards.
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Old November 28, 2011, 05:34 PM
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Sorry I should have updated my rig profiles - running a 2600k now with 16 gigs of ram and a 5970.
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Old November 29, 2011, 04:16 AM
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580s in SLI, not even question IMO.
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Old November 29, 2011, 04:33 AM
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Even still, you're better off going with 580 in SLI. Tri-fire has been plagued with a lot of issues, and you don't get the full performance of tri unless you are running x79 (look at tri-sli part of the review on the site)
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Old November 29, 2011, 10:15 AM
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I'm headed in the direction of GTX 580's , maybe GTX 570's but I dunno. I'm planning on selling a lot of stuff to fund this upgrade. I have a ton of equipment I have to gather up and post in the buyandsell forum.

Its hard to make a decision, as the AMD 6950's are so affordable and pack a mean punch for the cost factor....
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Old November 29, 2011, 10:19 AM
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They only pack a meaner punch when the drivers don't act up or have proper driver support with a developer (Witcher 2 has very poor AMD driver support, spectacular nvidia)
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Old November 29, 2011, 11:13 AM
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I've been playing BF3 on my 5970 - I was quite impressed until I realized I was playing in High Detail. I switched it to Ultra and the 5970 crawled. I was like wtf... =) LOL

So hence the upgrade bug has seemed to strike again. I have a nice system and all , but the video card is to me over a year old since i bought it used....
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