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Which one should I get?
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post #2 of 8
580, one 5970 is already difficult enough to get working sometimes.
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post #3 of 8
with the monitor in your sig, you'd benefit from two 5970's because 1GB of vram is enough.
But 5970's and their crossfire driver problems is a big minus.
If you want the most performance, get the two 5970's. But a single 580 would be enough and you can save a few hundred dollars.
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post #4 of 8
2 5970s will be much faster
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post #5 of 8
quad gpu scaling is 24%... not a good idea. try gtx 580 tri sli
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post #6 of 8
Quote:
Originally Posted by reflex99 View Post
2 5970s will be much faster
and much more troublesome
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post #7 of 8
I'm pretty satisfied with my 2 5970s, but crossfire + Eyefinity support is lacking.
2 5970 for pure speed
1 GTX 580 for ease of use
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post #8 of 8
In games I doubt you will see huge gains with 1 5970 vs 2 5970. Honestly You could buy 2 6970 or 470s for just a little more than a 5970 and get better RL performance.
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