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I got ahold of these two cards, but I dont know which to keep because I know gtx570 is strong, but then I will soon have 3 monitors (one for just gaming, maybe 3 for racing games).

Should I keep the 5870 in since the gtx570 is probably not as strong at 3 monitors? or should I keey the gtx570 because its strong in general?
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Correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't think just one 570 can power 3 monitors. I think you max out at 2.
    
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I should also mention that my desktop is sort of a coding computer as well (webdesigning, photoshopping and fruityloops)
    
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5870 is aging, if you dont use eyefinity just get rid of the 5870 and use the 570. if you are planning to do a 3 monitor set up for games then youll need the 5870..as the 570 cant support a triple monitor set up for gaming by itself.
 
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5870 2gb really not that far behind a 570 honestly. It's still a good card. If triple moniter is important to you I'd keep it.

I'm almost certain that 5870 would be faster then a 6950 which in turn is only slightly slower then a 6970 which is about tied with the 570. You do the math. Your not losing much performance and gaining VRAM. Plus you could CF them and get excellent performance. (For probabally about half what you could sell the 570 for)

Older cards aren't neccesarily bad. I mean a GTX 480 can be OC'd to 580 levels and it's quite old as well.


Otherwise the 570 since it is the faster card.
    
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http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/294?vs=306

Like I said not too far behind. Plus drivers have matured a lot since those graphs were made and 5870s are generally really good overclockers.

It all depends though on how important triple moniter is to you.
    
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http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/294?vs=306

Like I said not too far behind. Plus drivers have matured a lot since those graphs were made and 5870s are generally really good overclockers.

It all depends though on how important triple moniter is to you.

I think im keeping the 5870 because i will eventually have 3 monitors.
    
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