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was considering Crossfiring my PC if I can get another 5970 board.... then maybe do a larger upgrade in a year or 2...

Anyone know any stores that still have some? been searching online but all stores are out, and on ebay see some unbranded ones (just say ATI), and some used cards (may try to win one).

Regards,

Sanjay
Edited by StarFyre - 8/1/11 at 7:00pm
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The 5970 sucks.. its terrible in dx11. Sell it. I honestly had a better gaming experience with 1 gtx480. Two of them destroyed the 5970. Don't go quad crossfire. Its plain stupid. 3 Max is still pushing it. Trust me the gtx480 is a awesome card and for less then 250 its a steal.
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AS mentioned above, though it was too harsh, do not go quad fire... These cards are fast for benchmarks.
If you must/want go tri-fire, add a 5870 (it works). Better option is sell and and wait for new generation, buy urself a cheap card to work with for a while.
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AS mentioned above, though it was too harsh, do not go quad fire... These cards are fast for benchmarks.
If you must/want go tri-fire, add a 5870 (it works). Better option is sell and and wait for new generation, buy urself a cheap card to work with for a while.
This, though the newer 69xx series has better crossfire scaling.
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I wouldn't get another 5970 or a 5870 to tri. I would sell it and look into a 570.
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Yeh crossfire is very hit or miss right now, just get a single card solution aka gtx 570 or hd6950/6970 those will be able to performe amazing compared to that.
the hd5000 series i just dont recommand to anyone, i feel the 5000series just wasnt a good batch of cards.
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was considering Crossfiring my PC if I can get another 5970 board.... then maybe do a larger upgrade in a year or 2...

Anyone know any stores that still have some? been searching online but all stores are out, and on ebay see some unbranded ones (just say ATI), and some used cards (may try to win one).

Regards,

Sanjay
The AMD 5970 are off the production lines, discountinued. The only ones left are now being sold at ridiculous prices, not because of the performance but people wanting to crossfire another since they already own one and their scarce.

Your better off selling the one you have and using that money to upgrade yourself to a good single GPU card.

Two choices that are solid would be: for highest performance GTX 580 or more bang for your buck with less performance AMD 6970. SLI or crossfire one of those down the road, It'll take you further.

Of course if you can afford it - go with a single DUAL GPU and get an AMD 6990, but good luck as those are hard to find. Limited production. Personally dual GPU's have it's down side which I'd rather not get into as it's personal preference.

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Yeh crossfire is very hit or miss right now, just get a single card solution aka gtx 570 or hd6950/6970 those will be able to performe amazing compared to that.
the hd5000 series i just dont recommand to anyone, i feel the 5000series just wasnt a good batch of cards.
The 5000 Series was a great line up. It was the 5000 series that pushed AMD over nVidia in terms of market share. Not only that but it came out like 2 years ago and they are still great cards. They supported DX 11 and Eyefinity. Good energy efficiency, ran cool, just overall great cards in general.

However, their DX 11 performance wasn't the greatest, especially Tessellation. The scaling wasn't the best either, but both of these were fixed with the 6 series.

As mentioned before the 5000 didn't have the best scaling so I'd stay away from crossfiring it unless u can get a 5870 on the cheap and you want to try it out.

Stick with your card, it's still a great card and can handle anything you throw at it. You could try to sell it for the most while you can and wait for next gen cards. But I'd just stick with it, has everything you need for today, but I'm sure you already knew this since you already own it.
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For gaming, yes 5970s are not worth it. For integer based compute applications like poclbm, pheonix, etc, they kick ass.
Edited by reflex99 - 8/9/11 at 12:09am
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For gaming, yes 5970s are not worth it. For integer based compute applications, they kick ass.
I agree completely with this.

Honestly, the HD5970's sell for stupid high prices right now. I'd suggest just selling your current card and moving to something newer now.
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