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Just wondering i remember having quad xfire didnt scale as well as tri.
 
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I just got a 5850 to go with my 5970. seemed the best bang for buck way to go.
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What was your performance % boost?
 
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post #4 of 10
I'd get a 5870, maybe buy one used since you live in the US. A 5850 might be good too, but can be hard to overclock since 3 cards can cause a lot of heat on air.
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I had 2x5970 and the scaling wasn't all that great. In fact, drivers were just terrible (10.5a were the best for my quadfire.) I don't know about driver at the present. Do you really need quad-fire to drive 2560x1600? How about just updating your gpu to the 6900 series or just wait for the 7000 series.
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post #6 of 10
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Yea that may be a better idea, might have to send my car out for repair as well to because i think it may be causing some freezing.
 
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post #7 of 10
Your best course of action would be selling/trading for 2 6870's, or going for a 69xx crossfire setup. Drivers and scaling are in a completely different league.
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when you say different league meaning from the 5series cards?
 
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post #9 of 10
yes he does.

I have CF issues with BF3 with my setup, so no help there. but I get 11k in 3dmark 11 if that helps.
Check the THG article on micro stuttering, adding the 3rd core is supposed to help
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I am angry now that my pc is freezing
 
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