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My two 5870s have been rock solid and always eat up whatever I throw at them.  I'm gonna sort of miss them when I go 7970s.

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Originally Posted by Smykster View Post

How come every thread I make, no matter how much emphasis I put on the results being non-bias, end this way?
In conclusion, 5870 crossfire shows equal or better performance in most benchmarks(than any single GPU on the market), save for some games that are highly tesselated or use more than 1gb vram (particularaly with AA on). The downside for this set up is that performance will have to be taken with the quirky aspects of crossfire. That being said, 5870's are incredibly competitive, especially for cards that are two generation old, almost surprisingly so. It's a relatively inexpensive route to go if you own one already and would like to go crossfire. thumb.gif

And also not running eyefinity and playing games that are as old as the hardware give or take a few titles. It just proves that hardware is always ahead of software and game developers are lazy and merely console ports.

In all actuality a single 5870 overclocked is enough for 85% of games including recently released ones

Not bashing and just saying. I had a 5870 and simply sold it thinking I would grab 580's and sold it.... Keep upgrading for cheap
     
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Originally Posted by Balsagna View Post

And also not running eyefinity and playing games that are as old as the hardware give or take a few titles. It just proves that hardware is always ahead of software and game developers are lazy and merely console ports.
In all actuality a single 5870 overclocked is enough for 85% of games including recently released ones
Not bashing and just saying. I had a 5870 and simply sold it thinking I would grab 580's and sold it.... Keep upgrading for cheap

Agreed, not to be cliche, but the first Crysis was the best thing that happened to PC gaming in years. Like the gameplay or not, it set the bar high for the hobby we love, PC hardware. IMO, We need another application like Crysis to push the limits. On that note, I was benching Crysis Warhead a few days ago and was in awe at the level of detail presented that is still not matched to this day. I can't believe a 4-5 year old game is still top dog in my eyes. I play BF3 on ultra and again, in my opinion, Crysis still bests it. I'm not even a fan of it's linear story and gameplay but I still tip my hat .
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Originally Posted by Arni90 View Post

My problems was not related to drivers or game support, it was related to the fact that alternate frame rendering is not nearly as smooth in gameplay as a single card. Ironic how you bring up overclocking and pebkac and then complaining about people not reading posts.

For future reference, ignore this guy. There is something wrong with him (Black Omega).

Smyk, glad you decided to throw in an extra 5870. The performance gain is amazing! I am actually moving on to a 7970 because of Vram ceilings I am hitting, but these cards will be severely missed. 2 years is a long time for a pair of video games to last you. They are still viable and relevant even 2 generations later. I have a feeling I will remember them as the best generation of cards that I owned.
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Obviously there is something wrong with your testing as there is no way you would beat both a 590 and 6990 in all those benches... both of them eat 5870s for breakfast. Nothing against your setup, as it's a great setup, however there is obviously some sort of catalyst in this test that is causing your results to peak higher than 6990s and 590s. I have a 5870 myself in my son's rig, and it runs everything he needs flawlessly. However, I have to have my 3 6970s (which are on par with 2 7970s in crossfire @ stock) to keep my games playable and smooth as butter, such as BF3 maxed out. smile.gif
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Obviously there is something wrong with your testing as there is no way you would beat both a 590 and 6990 in all those benches... both of them eat 5870s for breakfast. Nothing against your setup, as it's a great setup, however there is obviously some sort of catalyst in this test that is causing your results to peak higher than 6990s and 590s. I have a 5870 myself in my son's rig, and it runs everything he needs flawlessly. However, I have to have my 3 6970s (which are on par with 2 7970s in crossfire @ stock) to keep my games playable and smooth as butter, such as BF3 maxed out. smile.gif

Don't know what to tell you. I'm not a rookie, I've been doing this for a while. Both 5870's have a nearly 200mhz overclock. You can not believe it if you like, but the evidence is there, the screen shots don't lie (I'm terrible with photoshop). I have no reason to lie to you. Bench your sons rig @ 1000 core and see for yourself. I mentioned a number of times, BF3 won't play at all with AA on, aside from that, Ultra, same with Crysis 2. All the other tests include full AA. Drivers have matured quite a bit.
Edited by Smykster - 1/23/12 at 1:29pm
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As requested by the OP.
Crysis Benchmark, Very High , 0xAA, DX10 1920x1080

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Crysis Benchmark, Very High , 4xAA, DX10 1920x1080

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EDIT: NVM --- That didn't make any sense
Edited by Balsagna - 1/23/12 at 3:35pm
     
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Why is this the big Anti-Crossfire arguement, it takes at most 30 minutes to tweak/tune whatever the issue is on most games and it runs fine, if you have half a brain and know how to use google, or search OCN the fix is there and your golden. Biggest issue I've ran into was mouse acceleration in BF3, edited a few lines of code in the config files and it's smooth as silk now.

Some glitches/bugs aren't fixable.
Yes screen tear, stuttering, etc are but your never completely out of the woods.

I had a CrossfireX setup and liked it, but it was high maintenance and testy.
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As requested by the OP.
Crysis Warhead Benchmark, Very High , 0xAA, DX10 1920x1080

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Crysis Warhead Benchmark, Very High , 4xAA, DX10 1920x1080

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