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I was wondering if I should buy another 6870 or just buy a different card, what do 2 6870's compare to?
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Here is a link they are better than a single 580 by a good margin.
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/301?vs=305
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What do you need it for? One will max most games at 1080p.

Go eyefinity and youll have the need.biggrin.gif
Edited by crUk - 11/3/11 at 10:15am
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6870's will pretty much out perform any single card solution. i just sold the exact setup your running. you should try to oc your cpu to 3.8 to aviod micro shuttering. other than that...its a great setup.
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My personal experience -- I ran 2 msi 6870 TFII's in my sig 'puter and scored p8800 in 3dmark11. They scale well. smile.gif

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Quote:
Originally Posted by crUk;15557543 
What do you need it for? One will max most games at 1080p.

Not really true anymore, and there currently isn't a single gpu out there that would be equal. As previously said, a 580 will be your closest single gpu.
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What do you need it for? One will max most games at 1080p.

Go eyefinity and youll have the need.biggrin.gif

1 6870 will NOT max games @ 1080p, at least not gpu demanding ones like metro, Crysis 2, BF3 etc.

Crossfire 6870's will perform better than a single 580 and offer a very good price/performance ratio but is the end of the road as they only offer crossfire and don't do tri fire unless you can get a 6870x2 and it can do tri fire with your 6870
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Yes, both the 6850 and 6870 CF make a good pair. They scale well and do it in a somewhat low profile. Here's a reference card on the cheaper side, it would a good combo like other said.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814103196
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post #9 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ivan TSI;15557789 
1 6870 will NOT max games @ 1080p, at least not gpu demanding ones like metro, Crysis 2, BF3 etc.

Crossfire 6870's will perform better than a single 580 and offer a very good price/performance ratio but is the end of the road as they only offer crossfire and don't do tri fire unless you can get a 6870x2 and it can do tri fire with your 6870

Well most single gpu solutions wont max those games anyway.
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crossfire it. it will be great. it's the best solution for you. you will be happy. it won't break you either. enjoy!
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