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Old 12-15-10, 04:40 PM   #25
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6970. You get more for your money.
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Old 12-15-10, 04:46 PM   #26
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now im thinking maybe a 6950 after looking at the reviews but not 100% sure yet, The 570 is out the window in either case unless resellers do some drastic price reductions soon which I think unlikely.

I'd still need a new PSU and OC the **** out of my cpu if I want to do crossfire later so hmmmm.
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Old 12-15-10, 05:32 PM   #27
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6970. You get more for your money.
Yeah, like forcing ambient occlusion, hardware accelerated physics effects, 3d Vision, 3d Vision Surround, and CUDA apps!

Errrr....wait...no, actually all you get for your money is second place performance and the ability to run games slowly on three monitors....

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Old 12-15-10, 05:55 PM   #28
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Yeah, like forcing ambient occlusion, hardware accelerated physics effects, 3d Vision, 3d Vision Surround, and CUDA apps!

Errrr....wait...no, actually all you get for your money is second place performance and the ability to run games slowly on three monitors....

WHY go all negative when talking about the different cards?

They are both good performers in their respective categories.

Btw, I've dropped a 570 super-clocked into my cart simply for Physx and Folding. I'll buy a high-end card next year after the 2011 or the 1356 pin Sandy-bridge procs come out. Hopefully I'll have an Intel corporate discount I can use to get a nice price
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Old 12-15-10, 06:51 PM   #29
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WHY go all negative when talking about the different cards?

They are both good performers in their respective categories.

Btw, I've dropped a 570 super-clocked into my cart simply for Physx and Folding. I'll buy a high-end card next year after the 2011 or the 1356 pin Sandy-bridge procs come out. Hopefully I'll have an Intel corporate discount I can use to get a nice price
Sorry I was shocked someone could say you get more for your money with a 6970 when you get so much less.
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Old 12-15-10, 06:55 PM   #30
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Sorry I was shocked someone could say you get more for your money with a 6970 when you get so much less.
Name one card from nVidia that is sub $400 that'll offer smooth performance accross three monitors with only one card.

Name one card from nVidia that offers something comparable to MLAA.

Name one card from nVidia, sub $400, that has dual BIOS.

And name one card from nVidia, sub $400 that has the TDP management found on the 6900s.

Stop being such a dumb ass acting like AMD's cards lack features.
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Old 12-15-10, 06:58 PM   #31
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Rollo, your input isn't helpful or constructive. You are the last person to realize this.
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Old 12-15-10, 06:59 PM   #32
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Sorry I was shocked someone could say you get more for your money with a 6970 when you get so much less.
Maybe if you stop getting paid by nvidia to say things like that you wouldn't have to pretend to be shocked.

For the same price he can get a faster card, and one with more memory...

Ambient Occlusion looks like crap anyways on games that are not made for it.

Also, shutter glasses? Need I say more?

3D vision surround, he would have to buy another card to use it.

Cuda apps? Pretty sure he wants a card that will run games.

Plus, the fact that he can add another 6970 down the road and get faster than 580sli in most games? Sounds like the better deal to me, tRollo.
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Old 12-15-10, 07:01 PM   #33
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Name one card from nVidia that is sub $400 that'll offer smooth performance accross three monitors with only one card.

Name one card from nVidia that offers something comparable to MLAA.

Name one card from nVidia, sub $400, that has dual BIOS.
Come on redeemed, That's impossible to answer.
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Come on redeemed, That's impossible to answer.
Still interested in his answer though.
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Yep, if I were going to pick up an AMD card, I'd just grab a 6950 and OC it.
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My 5870 is about 14 months old and still handles anything you through at it at max settings.

Future proof depends on how soon companys can make big jumps in performance.Due to 32nm beeing canceled we didnt see that kind of increase in performance.
Nice!

Now enable DX11 effects on Metro2033 and let me know how that works out for you.
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