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post #11 of 22
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Originally Posted by MrTOOSHORT View Post

Do it. $50 for one 5870 2gb Matrix is highway robbery.

Yes it is. wink.gif ill be picking them up tomorrow or tuesday
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post #12 of 22
Four 5870s get about 11k in 3dmark11 when they are overcloked by 100mhz.

One 7950s when overclocked get around 10.5k

500 points compared to more bandwidth on the 7950, less heat and less power consumption.

Also whats stopping you from adding another 7950 and going crazy on them.

Tell us how it goes. (Going from your 7870 to quadfire 5870s that is)
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post #13 of 22
i owned a 5870 matrix a year or so ago. went to a 6870 and was happier with eyefinity. the 5XXX series imo was great for the time but it is very dated these days. for 200 bucks i would buy all 4 of them and then flip them.
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post #14 of 22
From what I've read Crossfire scaling was significantly improved with the 6000 series, but I'm sure 4 5870's would still be a killer setup! thumb.gif
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post #15 of 22
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Originally Posted by Junkboy View Post

I had 2 5870's and 2 460's at one point and I chose to stick to the 460s........... So yeah........ Not very well.

Depending on how cheap getting two to CF would not be too bad but 3/4 seems like a waste. With profiles and game updates support for the 5xxx tri/quadfire line will continue to dwindle, so I would recommend, unless they're for the "cool awesome matrix factor", money can be better spent on different cards.

That was then this is now. They will scale great and do some amazing maxing out!


I had 5770 crossfire as they were sold out of 50 and 70s at launch,. They scalled very well! 90%
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post #16 of 22
I would rock 2 of them and sell the other ones. Who knows.. the performance may be perfect for your needs. Shut off AA so you can pull of some good frames biggrin.gif.
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post #17 of 22
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Originally Posted by King4x4 View Post

Four 5870s get about 11k in 3dmark11 when they are overcloked by 100mhz.

One 7950s when overclocked get around 10.5k

500 points compared to more bandwidth on the 7950, less heat and less power consumption.

Also whats stopping you from adding another 7950 and going crazy on them.

Tell us how it goes. (Going from your 7870 to quadfire 5870s that is)

I have a 690 as well. I picked up the 7870 open box just to play with and where did you see a 10.5k score? Guys over at hwbot are pulling anywhere from 14k to 17k total score and 16k to 22k gpu score with quad 5870s lightly overclocked on older drivers in 11.

Queso theyre 2gb cards so im not worried about running out of vram
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post #18 of 22
I've got an 5870 2gb e6, beast. Pretty awesome card, just replaced the fan and works like new still. Lucky guy getting 4x50.
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I know, but AA doesnt play well on the 5000 series. Not worth the performance hit, but that is just me.
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Might I be able to convince you to fold on these? wink.gif
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