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So I bought an Asus 5870 like 1.5 years ago and lately I started thinking of adding another one to bring the specs a bit to the same level as the new games' requirements. So my question to you is simple, should I add another 5870 to my rig( you can check it in my description ) or not? Is one enough for now? Should I upgrade to something else and sell this one? Thanks in advance. rolleyes.gif
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post #2 of 12
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Originally Posted by Silvershot View Post

So I bought an Asus 5870 like 1.5 years ago and lately I started thinking of adding another one to bring the specs a bit to the same level as the new games' requirements. So my question to you is simple, should I add another 5870 to my rig( you can check it in my description ) or not? Is one enough for now? Should I upgrade to something else and sell this one? Thanks in advance. rolleyes.gif

If i was you i would keep it until kepler is released. Then i would sell it and buy one of the new 7000 series cards because i think they are supposed to drop in price when nvidia comes out with an awnser. As far as getting another 5870 goes it would be a fast computer but a 7970 OC'd would get you just as good if not better frames, Higher AA in games cause of 3 gigs v ram, cooler quieter and you wouldnt have to worry about CF issues. just my 2cents.gif

so i say wait for prices to drop when kepler comes out and pick up a 7970 or 7950 OR even try out Nvidias new line of cards!
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post #3 of 12
Question is, do you need it?
Sell the 5870 and wait or get the 7970 and oc it
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5870's run really well in crossfire. I had a set for years and was very pleased with the performance.
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5870's run really well in crossfire. I had a set for years and was very pleased with the performance.

The performance is good but the 1GB vram really limits them...
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Depends on resolution... I run a pair of 1.5gb vram cards currently and have no issues with the most current games
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post #7 of 12
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resolution would always be 1920x1080 unless I add another monitor later, which I doubt. Well I can't afford those kepler things. The price tag would be too high for me. I guess I'm looking for something affordable, thus another 5870 whose price has dropped now. Then again, with all those new games coming out each month, wouldn't I need one of the new graphics cards? I don't really follow what comes out and what it is capable of. I forgot to say that I will have access to my desktop on about 2 months, which means a lot can change within this time. Where are the kepler coming out?
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I would sell it now and hold on to the money. There's a huge demand for a 5870, up to $200.
    
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I would sell it now and hold on to the money. There's a huge demand for a 5870, up to $200.

really?
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http://www.overclock.net/t/1214027/radeon-hd5870-or-hd6950

On hold now but if you check out the Video section, you'll see what I mean.
    
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