Ninja Pants said:
The 6970 MSI Lightnings are good cards, maybe also consider the 2GB 6950 Sappire Toxic which can be flashed to unlock the 6970 shaders. Are 580's worth it? If your ever talking value, then they are about the worst bang for your buck cards around, your other consideration here should be 570's SLI if you want to go down the Nvidia path.
In terms of the drivers, AMD have made up allot of ground over the last generation of cards particularly in their scaling performance. You shouldn't let this be a determining factor in your decision, Nvidia has the edge, but its only slightly and that is changing constantly. For BF3, however... AMD missed the boat there but have redeemed themselves somewhat.
Yeah, I think ill stick with those msi's, from what ive read they are great... Thanks for clearing up the DRIVER question, which even though i didnt specify, was my main concern...