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6970 CF vs GTX580 SLI vs 6990/590

Hi, forum!

I'm currently using two 6970 in crossfire. I'm trying to upgrade my graphics card.
I was initially thinking of buying two of gtx580 phantom 3gb version, but 590 looks pretty decent and few hundred bux cheaper.
Which one would give me the maximum performance?

would buying dual gpu chip graphics card be better off than 6970 cf?

I'll be looking forward to the response =]

Thank you!
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  1. Best answer
    6970 CF is more or less the same as 580SLI, 590 is worse than both of them and 6990 is better than 590, imo better stay with what you got,

    http://www.hardwareheaven.com/reviews/1084/pg17/xfx-radeon-6970-and-radeon-6950-graphics-card-review-crossfire-eyefinity-vs-sli.html

    http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardware-canucks-reviews/41903-nvidia-geforce-gtx-590-3gb-review.html

    590 < 6990 < 580SLI =< 6970CF
  2. do not go gtx580tri sli it is a waste of money comeon man be logical
    be smart...

    why spend 1500usd for gtx580trisli while 6970trifire costs 1000usd and
    matches it most. yeah you heard it right. 6970trifire score pretty close
    to gtx580tri sli for 500usd less.. with that money you can buy 2xocz vertex3 ssds

    here is trifire/trifire scaling article where amd beats nvidia
    you can also try 6990 + 6970 which will beat gtx580sli by good margin at the sameprice

    http://www.anandtech.com/show/4254/triplegpu-performance-multigpu-scaling-part1
  3. shrkbay said:

    Well for bragging rights. "I have the maximum amounts of the on average fastest single-die GPU in the world at the moment"
    :P
  4. god sometimes tomshardware email notification just fails...lol
    my native resolution is 1080p x3(individual 1920x1080 res on 3 screens), and when gaming its 5760x1080. >.<
    I actually might stay with 6970. Doesn't seem to be worth spending like half a thousand dollaz for slightly better gaming performance.

    IF i go dual 590 or 6990 later, would games take benefit of having four gpu?
  5. @Dadiggle:
    1. there was some sarcasm in my words
    2. you can look pages back if you do not want EYEFINITY comparisions
    3. no offense

    @roadwarrior7:

    Quote:
    IF i go dual 590 or 6990 later, would games take benefit of having four gpu?


    probably not, there are only few games that support SLI/CF and less that support 3-way/Quad, i believe only the games that will come out 2011+ will be supported with Quad-SLI/CF, imo both of them are awful:
    590 blows up, worse performance than 6990, more expensive, produces lots of heat, is beaten by 570s
    6990 produces lots of heat, is very noisy etc, is beaten by 6970s
  6. Quote:
    Since catalyst 10.4 Amd tweaked their drivers where they sort of cheated with the default driver setting where quality was sacrificed for performance to carve out more frame rates. Benchmarks don't pick that up as they set it on the optimize defaults. So be careful buying according to benchmarks. User experiences is always better as where you get the real world performances of hardware plus the bad and the good side of it. Just search the piece of hardware followed by problems to get the cons. There's hundreds of hardware forums with actually user experiences.

    "Hardware configuration" of a user : shrkbay
    Hardware configuration :
    Phenom II x4 955 @ 3,2 Ghz/500W PSU/4GB DDR3 1333Mhz/Ati 3000/Asus M4A78LT-M/1TB HDD
  7. @matto17secs, what do you mean by my Ati 3000? I cannot have an AMD or an integrated GPU?, btw i know about 10.4 Catalyst drivers
  8. whemian said:
    do not go gtx580tri sli it is a waste of money comeon man be logical
    be smart...

    why spend 1500usd for gtx580trisli while 6970trifire costs 1000usd and
    matches it most. yeah you heard it right. 6970trifire score pretty close
    to gtx580tri sli for 500usd less.. with that money you can buy 2xocz vertex3 ssds

    here is trifire/trifire scaling article where amd beats nvidia
    you can also try 6990 + 6970 which will beat gtx580sli by good margin at the sameprice

    http://www.anandtech.com/show/4254/triplegpu-performance-multigpu-scaling-part1

    because you can't actually run tri-fire 6970's without melting the card in the middle http://www.anandtech.com/show/4254/triplegpu-performance-multigpu-scaling-part1/2
  9. Best answer selected by roadwarrior7.
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