Unfortunately the only ones in stock at newegg.com are the MSI 6950 and the Asus GTX 580.
I will be Crossfire/SLI'ing Any of them. Obviously it will take me longer to sli the gtx 580 as it's a $600 card. I will of course overclock the gpu's as easy as it is but I will keep them at stock clock speeds for every day use.
I am a bit shady on buying an nVidia card because i'm used to ATI quality, ATI software, and ATI performance.
If you guys know where I can buy the other 3 cards that would be nice to know.
Any suggestions are well appreciated.
Current build specs:
Corsair Dominator GT 2000Mhz 6GB
Haf 912 Soon-to-be Haf X
Phenom II X6 1090T soon-to-be Bulldozer 8 core
Asus Crosshair Formula V
WD CB 1TB
750 Watt soon-to-be Corsair AX-1200
It really depends on what you want/like.I would suggest going with a 6950.The extra money you spend for a 6970 isn't really worth it,imo,if your going to crossfire.The 6970 crossfire only gets about 40fps more than a 6950 crossfire.And if your already getting over 60FPS with a 6950 crossfire why bother with more?
Also you gotta watch for those new Asus models.They take up 3 slots which is sometimes bad for those who have only a dual slot capable mobo for crossfire/SLI.Although that shouldn't be an issue with your Crosshair V.
I would reccomend going with the MSI 6950 Twin Frozr III.The cooling on that card is a little better than the Asus version.As well as it not being a triple slot card.Which will allow for better ventalation of the top card.
I haven't heard of people flashing the 6950 in a long time.It was rumered that they were going to take out that "glitch"/feature.But i'm sure it's still possible to find one.I just forgot which brand it was that made it.
I don't have it in mind to run more then one monitor, but one monitor at full HD running in 3D is a goal.
As long as your 1 monitor isnt above 1920x1080 and you do not want more than 1, then you do not need the 2gb of vram which imo is just a marketing ploy. I doubt the 6950/70 even need the 2gb at said options
Okay cool thanks guys. Starting to wonder if I NEED to get these or if I should just stay with my 6850, after all it does play 90% of the games at full settings. At this point i'd be doing it for sport