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i honestly say it depends on how much you think you can sell your current cards for.
You mentioned you are short on cash, does that mean you will be puttin the money gained from the 5870s back into the price of the 7950(70)?
youll probly be looking at about 100-150$ per card, shipped. so you will still likely be forking out around 100$ unless you can find a good deal.

(this is just my best guess, i cant say i know the value for sure on your cards)
post #12 of 12
What people are saying about the 5870's here is mostly inaccurate. Sure a 5870 is a good single card, but the 58xx series didn't scale well (Mostly being around 150% max from what I've heard), they'll use more power (costs more over time) and makes more heat too. You also have driver problems with them too, you should be fine to sell each card for around $130 on eBay and then it'll cost you less then $50 for more performance.

I came from 2x 6850's, while being slower cards they scaled like mad in Crossfire. I'd say that they're faster then 2x 5870 due to this.
So I say get a 7950 thumb.gif
 
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Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
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