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@exlink Are you saying you have an eyefinity edition and a 1GB version in crossfire and you have 2GB of vram available from the E6?

On a side note, I have Nvidia in my secondary rig and so far have not been overly impressed. I think I will be sticking with Radeons for a good long while now.
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@exlink Are you saying you have an eyefinity edition and a 1GB version in crossfire and you have 2GB of vram available from the E6?

On a side note, I have Nvidia in my secondary rig and so far have not been overly impressed. I think I will be sticking with Radeons for a good long while now.
I bought 2 HD 5870 Eyefinity6 2GB cards in Crossfire and sold my HD 5870 1GB once I got them. For $380 for both cards, I could not pass up that price. Price of 1 HD 6970 but performs 70-80% faster.
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Well it's not like I HAVE to get a new card as soon as I get my monitors. I'll set it all up and see where my single 5870 takes me. I suppose if I deem it to be insufficient I will step up to a 6950.
This. Wait and see, depends if you actually need it.
If you don't find the HD 5870 enough, then upgrade. Probaby to a card with more VRAM.
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Yeah I actually remember that deal but did not have the cash atm. Especially a slap in the face because I bought my 1GB 5870 for $400 not 3 months earlier. Is the scaling for the 5k series honestly 70-80%?
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Yeah I actually remember that deal but did not have the cash atm. Especially a slap in the face because I bought my 1GB 5870 for $400 not 3 months earlier. Is the scaling for the 5k series honestly 70-80%?
Yes, something like that ... It's not bad, honestly. Though improved with the 6000 series. Like 10%.
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Yeah I actually remember that deal but did not have the cash atm. Especially a slap in the face because I bought my 1GB 5870 for $400 not 3 months earlier. Is the scaling for the 5k series honestly 70-80%?
Scaling on the HD 5k series used to be around 50-60% but thanks to driver updates it usually sits on average at about 70-85% in most games. The HD 6k series has much better scaling at about 90-95% on average.
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Scaling on the HD 5k series used to be around 50-60% but thanks to driver updates it usually sits on average at about 70-85% in most games. The HD 6k series has much better scaling at about 90-95% on average.
Having said that, my dad has a 6870 in his pc that he doesn't use one bit.
Should I swap my 5870 for his 6870 then crossfire that if it comes down to it?
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The 6870 is a wee bit slower than your 5870. However, if you're going to crossfire the 6xxx series scale better so it would be comparable performance either way.
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Having said that, my dad has a 6870 in his pc that he doesn't use one bit.
Should I swap my 5870 for his 6870 then crossfire that if it comes down to it?
For single cards, the HD 5870 will outperform the HD 6870 in 90%+ of benchmarks and games. In crossfire, the HD 6870 and HD 5870 are usually neck and neck, the HD 6870 Crossfire still will beat the HD 5870 Crossfire but not by a large amount.
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Alright. So I suppose I can still get this bit of advice from you all.
If I do get a 6950, which is the way to go? TFIII or DCII?
Edited by Ovlazek - 5/3/11 at 2:14pm
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