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Funny you mention that.... because I get 99% use on all four of my 5970 GPU's in BF3 (optimized like a boss) and I get 150-200 fps everything Ultra 24/7.
Strange.

GPU utilization != performance scaling.

You're not representing the marginal performance improvement of each extra GPU. But it's nice to know you're GPU limited I guess?

What would be meaningful would be two HD 5970s vs. 3 6950s or 4 6870s, as examples of what you could do for the money.

No reason to go Hemlock with the 6 series around, unless CrossFiring 6xxx cards (even the Barts) is a no-go.
Edited by friend'scatdied - 11/25/11 at 12:16am
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But it's nice to know you're GPU limited I guess?

Yep, that's why I'm going 79xx as soon as they come out, I don't see a need to go 6k series other than the better tessellation and scaling. Overall It'd be cheaper for me to stick it out with these cards until next year. Save my money keep my performance and not lose any fps over some chump decision to go 6870CF just because it would be equal in price to a single 5970. lol.
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Can you Xfire this with an existing 5870 for tri sli?



Considering it's 2 5870 on one card, yes.


shoot me, im noob...but if the 5970 = 5870x2, then what does the Ares = ?? isnt it a 5870x2 as well? wth.gif
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shoot me, im noob...but if the 5970 = 5870x2, then what does the Ares = ?? isnt it a 5870x2 as well? wth.gif

A 5970 is two 5870 cores downclocked to 5850 clocks. The Ares is a 5870x2 using two 5870 cores with 5870's clocks.
    
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Yep, that's why I'm going 79xx as soon as they come out, I don't see a need to go 6k series other than the better tessellation and scaling. Overall It'd be cheaper for me to stick it out with these cards until next year. Save my money keep my performance and not lose any fps over some chump decision to go 6870CF just because it would be equal in price to a single 5970. lol.

Yeah I'm not hating on the 5970, it's an amazing card and is pretty strong in the last 2 years. Little reason to move from it now especially with a 4GB model, but it's long in the tooth now and wouldn't make a prudent purchase for someone buying a new video card.
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So is it worth getting that 5970, or is the better idea to wait for the 7000 series? I mean I'm upgrading from sli 9800 GTX+ cards so anything I get will be a major upgrade. I'd prefer the longer lasting option.
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Wow, dual GPU DX11 GDDR5 card for $300. Only if I didn't buy that monitor and new mouse....
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OOS.
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Those that did not buy one should regret it.
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Those that did not buy one should regret it.

Really? I just sold mine and good riddance. Lots of horsepower with no room to gallop i.e. 1GB per GPU VRAM.
I frequently fielded offers at $200 for weeks until someone offered $280 a week ago, otherwise I would have never sold it anywhere near $280.

With the limitation of VRAM and undesirable to second hand buyers, those people who missed out should be thankful.
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