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Poll Results: 6870 or 5870 x2

 
  • 17% (4)
    6870
  • 82% (19)
    5870 crossfire
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post #11 of 32
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Originally Posted by freakb18c1 View Post

5870's aren't that bad with heat... you just need a bigger case.

My 600t aint little ,I remember I had a 8800 alpha dog I forgot if it was gt or something else ,I was able to play bfbc2 on it and it ran at 103c used it for a year it is still alive,I was thinking of putting aftermarket vga coolers on the hottest card
post #12 of 32
5870s for sheer GPU power.

6870s if you play Dx11 games alot, although I'm not sure if the 6870s outperform the 5870 in Dx11... all I know is, the newer gen improved it.
post #13 of 32
6870 and 5870 exchange hits at each other. They are about equal cards, but the 6870 can pull ahead with high tessellation games (AKA, newer games).

BUT 2 5870s will overpower a 6870 by quite a bit. So use the 5870s.

If driver problems or heat issues occur, then put back in the 6870.
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post #14 of 32
Why not sell those 5870's and that 6870 and get a 7970 ? You'd smash everything out there for a small fee if not $0
post #15 of 32
6870 CF, they scale much better and it's newer tech. 5870 is getting old, poor DX11 performance, and it isn't MUCH faster then a 6870. Actually, its slower or on par with a 6950 which isn't that much better than a 6870.
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post #16 of 32
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Why not sell those 5870's and that 6870 and get a 7970 ? You'd smash everything out there for a small fee if not $0
. That was my idea at first do you have any suggestions on how much they will sell for.
post #17 of 32
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My 600t aint little ,I remember I had a 8800 alpha dog I forgot if it was gt or something else ,I was able to play bfbc2 on it and it ran at 103c used it for a year it is still alive,I was thinking of putting aftermarket vga coolers on the hottest card

hmm are you even running the fans past 40% or are the cards just really close to each other and have no room to breathe?
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post #18 of 32
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. That was my idea at first do you have any suggestions on how much they will sell for.
5870s tend to sell in the $150-$175 range. Talk to DarkRyder here on the forums, I think he is still buying 58xx series cards for BOINC machines.
post #19 of 32
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hmm are you even running the fans past 40% or are the cards just really close to each other and have no room to breathe?

cards are as far as possible from each other 4 inches,i just dusted them but have not played games, the idle went down 7c.i went to my hardware story to pickup some precision screw drivers i was thinking about putting on new thermal paste because the cards are like 2-3 years old,do you think that will help? fans are on the mid 30% while gaming, idle 25%
post #20 of 32
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I dusted the card and it dropped about 5c max and idle temps,should i go and re apply thermal paste?
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