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Should I get a gtx 580 or Crossfire my matrix 5870

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I got an asus matrix 5870 platinum edition. and ican pick another one up for 290$

should i just try and sell my 5870 and get a gtx 580??
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US$290? I realize the Matrix is a top model of that card, but it seems like quite a high price unless you live somewhere that hardware is a lot more expensive.

How much is the GTX580 in your locale?

Obviously a pair of 5870's in crossfire is significantly more powerful, esp. in benchmarking and such.

Although, I bet if you look at minimum framerates and observed the actual 'max playable settings' on both setups, I suspect there's not a large difference between the two.

But ... I have to think that the 2nd 5870 is going to be the much better bang-for-buck proposal overall considering you already have one. Plus you already have a great board for multi-gpu setup (which is why I bought one myself ) having two empty slots between the cards, and your PSU is ready to handle it.

I assume you're at 1080p resolution?

As a sidenote ... why do so many people not at least put in the country where they live in their profiles? I really don't get that ... it's pretty important thing for people to know
    
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I live in Canada (Alberta)

and its 290 CAD
i wish it was 290US cause then id get it for 285CAD lol

Ya my new monitor is now a Dell U2311H
and that samsung is on my wall, and have it plugged in sometimes when i watch a movie or when taking turns gaming with a friend or relative and they sit on the bed and watch on the 32" while the other person plays on the Dell
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I live in Canada (Alberta)

and its 290 CAD
i wish it was 290US cause then id get it for 285CAD lol

Ya my new monitor is now a Dell U2311H
and that samsung is on my wall, and have it plugged in sometimes when i watch a movie or when taking turns gaming with a friend or relative and they sit on the bed and watch on the 32" while the other person plays on the Dell
I got the same kind of setup, 42" on the wall above my monitor for the same kinds of stuff ... although I also have the cable box hooked up to it

Thanks for putting in the Country, btw
    
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