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Okay, so my specs are in my sig. I have an xfx 5870 and lately I have been desiring just a little more playing games and such. What is the best route to go with a card upgrade? I cant overclock this card so that's out (no voltage adjust). I suppose I could xfire with another one. What is the best way for me to achieve a noticeable performance gain without going nuts on the wallet (like a 6990)
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You could either crossfire with another, or sell it I guess and get a used 580 or something. Anything less wouldn't really give you a noticeable bump in performance IMO.
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crossfire with another on a 750 watt system?
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Er, yes. 750 is overkilll even
    
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crossfire with another on a 750 watt system?
Yes it will handle it if you have a good PSU. Corsair will do.
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Okay, so my specs are in my sig. I have an xfx 5870 and lately I have been desiring just a little more playing games and such. What is the best route to go with a card upgrade? I cant overclock this card so that's out (no voltage adjust). I suppose I could xfire with another one. What is the best way for me to achieve a noticeable performance gain without going nuts on the wallet (like a 6990)
Sell that 5870 for say $200 and get a 6950-70 2gb card. Or look into a GTX570 nonreference model.

Both of those options is a worth while upgrade and your cpu will do fine with them too.
    
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Sell that 5870 for say $200 and get a 6950-70 2gb card. Or look into a GTX570 nonreference model.

Both of those options is a worth while upgrade and your cpu will do fine with them too.
I don't think a 6970 even with overclocking and 2gb vram is going to boost frames a lot. If you looks at reviews and comparisons the 6970 isn't a whole lot faster than the 5870 for most things.

580 or crossfire is the way to go man.
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Just crossfire it fella.

Plenty of horsepower for pretty much every game on the market.
    
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post #9 of 19
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I don't think a 6970 even with overclocking and 2gb vram is going to boost frames a lot. If you looks at reviews and comparisons the 6970 isn't a whole lot faster than the 5870 for most things.

580 or crossfire is the way to go man.
I've had a GTX570 running 900-950 core and it came close to my old 5970 @ stock clocks in Vantage.

A GTX570 = a 6970 is most situations.

And crossfire can be buggy at the driver level.
    
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Would there be any issues with different manufacturers and say mixing my xfx with whatever other brand I can get my hands on?
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