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New System Build! Which Video card

Discussion in 'Videocards - NVIDIA GeForce' started by NobleKing, Nov 27, 2010.

  1. NobleKing

    NobleKing Active Member

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    On and I7 rig what card should I go for to get the smoothest gameplay experience.
    Radeon 6870 Crossfire VS GTX 580

    The only thing holding me back from going 6870 crossfire is driver issues and MicroStutter. And supposedly 50 fps feels like 30 on crossfire. Has anyone experience this? I also heard 30fps on a single card feels smoother than 30fps crossfire/sli
     
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  2. CoreyPL

    CoreyPL Master Guru

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    Judging form benchmarks, GTX580 is ~50% faster than single 6870. It should suffice to play any game at max in FullHD for a long time. And one card is better than SLI or CF problem-wise. You simply will get less issues with one card. CF won't work on some titles, and sometimes CF doesn't scale so well.

    I would suggest buying GTX580 instead 2x6870.
     
  3. zoso_the_hippy

    zoso_the_hippy Master Guru

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    i say go for 1 580:)
     
  4. Undying

    Undying Ancient Guru

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    Single GPU ftw.
     

  5. dune2

    dune2 Ancient Guru

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    If you have the money for the 580 and game at 1920x1200, it's the best option. Way faster than one 6870, more reliable than crossfire.
     
  6. DeathEvil

    DeathEvil Master Guru

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    580 and sli in a year two if you feel the need (sound like money is not an issue)
     
  7. NobleKing

    NobleKing Active Member

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    Thank you all, I will definitely go GTX 580. Especially now since I ordered an alienware aw2310 120hz monitor.
     
  8. Imglidinhere

    Imglidinhere Master Guru

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    Wait WHAT!? O_O WHY!? Why the hell are you buying Alienware!? >.<
     
  9. Memorian

    Memorian Ancient Guru

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    Single GPU is way way better for Gaming.
     
  10. Sever

    Sever Ancient Guru

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    well a 6870 performs more or less around the same as a 5850. i had a 5850x2 and went to a gtx580 and im pretty pleased with it so far.

    although 6870x2 is slightly faster than a 5850x2, you'd still have to wait a month after a game's release for their to be a new crossfire profile (if they even plan to release one), and i generally dont like waiting to play games.
     

  11. sykozis

    sykozis Ancient Guru

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    With nVidia....should you find problems caused by drivers, you simply have to wait several months to get a usable driver....
     

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