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Need help choosing dual GPU setup. 6950vs580vs590

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September 22, 2011 12:12:27 PM

Hello all. I am new to Tom's forums so a big hello to you all.

I am looking at purchasing a new system and am faced with some tough choices on the GPU set up.

The machine will be used for moderate gaming and as a bit of a work station running MAYA for 3D design an annimation, Adobe CS5, photoshop and in design.

Gaming wise I have not had a lot of options due to the age of the system I have been running but will be looking at 1st person shooters, Crysis, Far cry 2 etc

Processor is an i7 990X, 12GB 1333 ram.

Options for GPU set up are

Dual 2GB GDDR5 AMD Radeon HD 6950 (i am leaning towards this)
or
Dual 1.5GB GDDR5 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580-SLI (unsure of this)
or
Should I look at
3GB GDDR5 NVIDIA GeForceĀ® GTX 590
even in a dual set up?? That will blow the budget I think ;(

You help is greatly appreciated
September 22, 2011 12:21:49 PM




Sorry, running 30" monitor 2560 x 1600 res
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September 22, 2011 12:54:49 PM

Thanks werner, the 6950's will save a few hard earned $, I am happy for a dual setup if it will provide excellent results at 2560x1600
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September 29, 2011 4:49:55 AM

Best answer selected by damon_m.
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