Originally Posted by Kaltenbrunner
I'd say check both cards separately in slot 1
I'll do that sometime this week.
Originally Posted by Xinoxide
Sounds like its time to condone them to a life of servitude in 'The Beast'. I would just upgrade to a better single card solution at this point and let the cards last legs be in some coins.
To be honest, the 5870 has been one of the best cards I've ever owned. The Beast is still used for gaming, keeping up with StarCraft II, Diablo 3, and Battlefield with ease.
I have to admit that the CrossFire performance with games that allow it, has been less than stellar with these cards. The cons of now having two cards that could go wrong totally outweighs any "benefit" that may be perceived for gaming. With regard to any kind of rendering and what not, the increase hasn't been stellar either.
On my next build, I will likely stick to just a single card, and I may have to move away from ATI once again (I think both Nvidia and ATI have their issues, so I'm not thrilled with either at the moment).
With VSync disabled on the 5870, SCII defaults to "Extreme" and never drops below 40FPS on the most populated custom maps.
On this, with or without CrossFire, I've actually had FPS drops into the teens!!! The effect of FPS drops are lessened with xFire is off, but the newest "profiling" system from ATI wants to optimize everything to Medium.
On Battlefield 4 with the 40X scope, the FPS drops down into the single digits when zooming in, I know to expect a drop, but not like this.