Closed What to buy? Tags: Graphics Cards Gtx GPUs Graphics Product Last response: February 22, 2011 5:07 PM in Graphics & Displays Share wolf201 February 21, 2011 1:54:15 AM Hello everyone, i need your expertise and knowledge to help me figure out a new GPU for my X58 SLI LE motherboard. Budget 500$ system specs: PSU: Corsair 750HX CPU: i7 930 (3.34ghz) Current GPU: GTX 275 1792mb Option #1= GTX 570 Option #2= 6970 Option #4= 6950 Crossfire Option #5=6870 Crossfire I play all my games at 1920x1080. More about : buy Best solution Derbixrace a b U Graphics card February 21, 2011 3:07:20 AM 6950 Crossfire would be the most powerful option, and if you buy the reference models you can unlock them to 6970s and max out anything you throw at it Share purple stank a c 214 U Graphics card February 21, 2011 3:17:56 AM I agree.A 6950 crossfire will be your best bet for maximum performance.They also make 1G versions if you wanted to spare some money. 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Score 0 wolf201 February 21, 2011 9:25:49 AM I appreciate all of your supportive answers , i think ill head towards the 6950 crossfire Score 0 wolf201 February 21, 2011 9:30:47 AM would the 6850 be almost in par with the 6950? Score 0 wolf201 February 21, 2011 9:37:35 AM or should i get the 6870 crossfire since its under 500$? Score 0 wolf201 February 21, 2011 9:47:45 AM Is it possible to have two different companies for crossfire as long as the speed of the core and vram are the same? Score 0 Derbixrace a b U Graphics card February 21, 2011 9:54:29 AM 6850 is far away from a 6950 and the 2GB VRAM in the 6950 makes it a good card to crossfire, i really suggest the 6950. and yes you can crossfire different companies as long as its the same card. Score 0 mrjericho1991 February 21, 2011 10:49:05 AM i think just find a single gpu solution.gtx 570/6970/gtx 580.or if you want xfire then hd 6870 xfire is way to go.if you want sli then gtx 560ti is best. Score 0 Derbixrace a b U Graphics card February 21, 2011 10:57:07 AM i wouldnt even think about the GTX 580, really bad bang for buck compared to the CF 6950 which is almost the same price. http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/ASUS/Radeon_HD_6950_... Score 0 wolf201 February 21, 2011 7:17:16 PM so i'm guessing the 6950 has the best GPU scaling Score 0 purple stank a c 214 U Graphics card February 21, 2011 7:21:58 PM Yes you can buy 6950's for under $500.Just get the 1G versions i was talking about earlier. Saphire 6950 $244 + $8 Shipping. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Score 0 17seconds a c 609 U Graphics card February 21, 2011 7:38:01 PM http://www.guru3d.com/article/radeon-hd-6950-crossfirex... http://www.guru3d.com/article/geforce-gtx-560-ti-sli-re... http://www.guru3d.com/article/geforce-gtx-570-sli-revie... Average dual card scaling across all benchmarks at 1920x1200: 6950: 1.67x 560: 1.69x 570: 1.7x Noise levels (vs. single card) 6950: 49 Dba (+8 Dba) 560: 40 Dba (+3 Dba) 570: 42 Dba (+2 Dba) GPU Temps (vs. single card) 6950: 89c (+12c) 560: 74c (+6c) 570: 81c (+4c) Score 0 wolf201 February 21, 2011 8:26:36 PM its too bad my antec 900 power supply at the bottom, its leaving no room for the second GPU since my board supports enthusiast sli. If i have one of them sitting underneath the other one, will it cause heat problems? Score 0 purple stank a c 214 U Graphics card February 21, 2011 8:31:35 PM Usally the top card will be hotter by a few degrees. What case do you have? Score 0 wolf201 February 21, 2011 8:37:40 PM Antec 900 Score 0 purple stank a c 214 U Graphics card February 21, 2011 9:06:36 PM Thats a nice case.You should have no problem with heat. Score 0 wolf201 February 21, 2011 11:04:53 PM Has ATI fixed the artifacts and bugs in certain games? Score 0 wolf201 February 21, 2011 11:16:11 PM Is 3.36ghz gonna be enough for 2 6950's ? Score 0 purple stank a c 214 U Graphics card February 21, 2011 11:30:29 PM I don't know about the arifacts and bugs but you CPU should handle them fine,it's an i7. Score 0 wolf201 February 21, 2011 11:32:35 PM Best answer selected by wolf201. Score 0 17seconds a c 609 U Graphics card February 22, 2011 12:20:49 AM So I guess you're not concerned about the 49 Dba and 89c temperatures. Score 0 Derbixrace a b U Graphics card February 22, 2011 10:07:31 AM yep get the 2gb, the 1gb version cant unlock to a 6970. Score 0 Derbixrace a b U Graphics card February 22, 2011 3:20:36 PM yeah i didnt mean just for the unlock either, you already said that memory would not double in crossfire so i didnt want to repeat that one lol. Score 0 Mousemonkey a c 271 U Graphics card February 22, 2011 5:07:05 PM This topic has been closed by Mousemonkey Score 0 Can't find your answer ? Ask ! 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