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post #1 of 21
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HD5850X@ or a single HD6970?
I already have 1 HD5850 so ali need to do is pick up a second, or i could sell that and get an HD6970.
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post #2 of 21
I would buy the newer card. Save you a slot in your mobo incase you would need it and keep temps down. Plus performance
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post #3 of 21
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I would buy the newer card. Save you a slot in your mobo incase you would need it and keep temps down. Plus performance
Im all for the first two, but will it really perform better than 2 5850's? Isnt an HD5970 roughyl 2 HD5850's?
Edited by Smoblikat - 4/27/11 at 5:49am
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post #4 of 21
I would sell your 5850 and go with single 6970. Only down side of amd/ati is that they don't really care about older generation cards. My ati 4870 x2 is 3 years old card and still having problem with drivers lol
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post #5 of 21
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I would sell your 5850 and go with single 6970. Only down side of amd/ati is that they don't really care about older generation cards. My ati 4870 x2 is 3 years old card and still having problem with drivers lol
But how would that perform against 2 HD5850's clocked at 900/1200?
Essentially 2 HD5870's
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post #6 of 21
I would go a 6950 and unlock it
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I would go a 6950 and unlock it
Thats what i was gonna do if i got a 6970, but im not sure becauseisnt the 7XXX series coming soon, and isnt that the same as the 6XXX just they have die shrinks? SO i might just grab a 5850 and hold out until 7XXX, i dont really even need a second HD5850 i game at 1024x768 but id just like it.
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post #8 of 21
at your res, you do not need crossfire at all
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at your res, you do not need crossfire at all
and imo if u did u should have at least 6 gigs of ram
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post #10 of 21
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and imo if u did u should have at least 6 gigs of ram
Why does RAM = res?
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