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post #21 of 48
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vx 550 cant handle 2x6870 :|
I'm pretty sure it would. My HX520 can handle two cards with higher power consumption, so 2 6870s would run fine...
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I think I concur with most folks here. Although driver updates have improved the performance of 6950, the hassle of selling your 6870 and getting a 6950 is not all that worth. If you are happy with your 6870, you will be super happy getting another cheap and just crossfire. Unless of course you are one of those that like to upgrade every year to have the latest and greatest.
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post #23 of 48
if you want to see a huge difference, you have to buy at least a 580 or xfire your existing setup, but you can already play games at nice settings, not missing much
samjha bhai
if you have money, you can opt for a SSD, i heard they are so fast they leave HDD's miles behind
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post #24 of 48
I would say you wont notice much difference between a 6870 and a 5870 or a 6950.

You are better off waiting 3 years then upgrading to the latest gen then - I mean HD 8 or 9 series!

The law of diminishing returns exists heavily in PC hardware over a short period of time like 6 months and even 1 year! the 10-20% differences as mentioned are not worth the investment now if you are changing again in antoher years time! You can spend a lot of money to upgrade and only notice a small change.

But of course it is up to you if the small change is value for money!?
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post #25 of 48
wait for at least 7xxx series which should be out this year
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If you crank the res up to 2560+ you'll notice a difference between being vram choked and not, that's for sure. But if yer on a 20in screen, stay where you are.
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post #27 of 48
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A 5870 would crush the 6870...



Crush as in, 5-9 fps...? Yup that's sure crushing it















/sarcasm
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Crush as in, 5-9 fps...? Yup that's sure crushing it
come on we all know they are very close to each other
but lets not deviate from the matter here
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post #29 of 48
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vx 550 cant handle 2x6870 :|
Powercolor 2x hd6870 will need 1 six pin+1 eight pin pci-ex connector,so vx550 can handle it brother.
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