I've just recently purchased my new sandy bridge board along with a 2500k processor. I'll be getting the rest of my parts later this week and the rest of next week. My question is what kind of psu will I need for two gtx 570's? And what about 2 6960's for crossfire? Will I benefit more from using a single gtx 580? Please help me out everybody !!
For comparison purposes , the list below contains performance ratings (10 scale) at jonnyguru.com / prices as per newegg on 12/31/2010 and ones w/ double asterisks (**) made it onto silentpcreview.com's Editor's Choice List meaning they excelled at both electronic and acoustic performance:
OOS - Out of Stock / NFS - Not For Sale / NLA = No Longer Available
Based upon cobbling together data from numerous reviews, the 6970 and 570 are two of the most closely matched cards I have seen from the 2 camps. Here's some data based upon tests at hardware heaven, guru3d and benchmarkreviews:
Total FPS (sum of tests on 3 sites) single card / SLI Xfire
Thank you very much for the quick response! I'm leaning
Towards getting the 6950 only because of the recent discovery of it's ability to be unlocked to a 6970..I wanted to get either corsair psu because I can't get good deals..aren't the hx and ax models good?