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I just came down from 6950 XFire (Unlocked) to 5870 E6 XFire. And was wondering if there are any special tricks 5870 E6s have up their sleeves. I highly doubt that there are any BIOS tricks, like unlocking, but is there anything that I can do to make them scale better or something along those lines?

I know it's a long shot, but I thought I'd ask.
    
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post #2 of 22
I don't understand the question.

It's a 5870.
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I don't understand the question.

It's a 5870.
This....if you are dissapointed with the CFX scaling, why did you downgrade to them?
post #4 of 22
Uh... last time I checked there wasn't anything special like that.
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No, 6950's can unlock because they are a cutdown version of a 6970. The 5870 was the flagship card of it's generation.
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Unfortunately 5870s don't scale as well as the 6xxx gen. When your ready to sell em let me know
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you can use it with something else like making money pm me up
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The reason I downgraded, as Jedix might know, is so I can run OSX. (6950 = 1024x720) So basically I'm just wondering if there are any BIOSs that will help them scale better, or is it just a hardware thing?

Having a 2600k and having had 6950s, I feel like I've already been to the max performance, and that sometimes the amount of performance doesn't define a PC. So I could really care less about a 30% loss in GPU power. I can still OC them to 1GHz, which is mainly just for fun. Don't get me wrong, I still want to make sure I can max out all games. So I guess I'll just stick with my 70% scaling then.

Also, Jedix, don't 480s scale and perform better than 5870s under SLI and single?
Edited by snelan - 5/21/11 at 1:30pm
    
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Wait..why did you go down? And yes I'll put myself in the running for let me know when you sell xD
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Wait..why did you go down? And yes I'll put myself in the running for let me know when you sell xD
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