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well...............many thoughts here

i can get the other 5830 for about 100$ so is it worth it , or save my money for a 6990
Save your money for one 6970.

Your cpu isn't a proper match for one 6990. A 6970 is more than a capable card.
    
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no i didint mean its a MUST getting the 6990 , so is it a waste of money getting a 100$ 5830?
    
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no i didint mean its a MUST getting the 6990 , so is it a waste of money getting a 100$ 5830?
For $100, I'd give it a shot.

I have a 5830 in my kids computer. Very solid card and two would be pretty fast.
    
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Xfire, like SLI, really only brings benefits when you're pairing two high end cards.

If you Xfire those, the issues inherent to multiple cards setups will be there in full force but with very little performance benefit. They'll scale like garbage.

Save up a bit, get a single 570 or even 580 so that your poor Phenom isn't beaten into a coma and enjoy the eye candy. That's my suggestion!
You're simply incorrect. Research 6850 or 6870 crossfire. His setup is roughly equal to one 6950, perhaps a wee bit slower.
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i m not going to have Eyefintiy, only playing games @ 1920 maxed in all games so can this 5830CF do it maybe i can get a used one for about 50$?
    
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i m not going to have Eyefintiy, only playing games @ 1920 maxed in all games so can this 5830CF do it maybe i can get a used one for about 50$?
Yep, I only suggested one 6970 because crossfire can be buggy with certain games and a sinlge card is the way to go for this reason.
    
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Sell your card and get this. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102948

Problem solved, you're welcome. Why exactly are you upgrading right now? Personally, I'll be waiting for the 7xxx series if anything just to pick up a 6990 much cheaper.

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Xfire, like SLI, really only brings benefits when you're pairing two high end cards.

If you Xfire those, the issues inherent to multiple cards setups will be there in full force but with very little performance benefit. They'll scale like garbage.

Save up a bit, get a single 570 or even 580 so that your poor Phenom isn't beaten into a coma and enjoy the eye candy. That's my suggestion!

I too was saying not to go xfire but your post seems to be trying to counter mine? That aside, I agree with you.
Edited by thx1138 - 7/25/11 at 11:04pm
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You're simply incorrect. Research 6850 or 6870 crossfire. His setup is roughly equal to one 6950, perhaps a wee bit slower.
Heh. Once upon a time I knew a bit about ATI's offerings but things have changed. My fault
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ok i will think about those points

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Save the cash, you'll be happy you did come November when the 7xxx AMD lineup rolls out.
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