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post #21 of 34
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I would get another 5970
I have heard a lot of horror stories about people trying to run quad-fire with 2x5970's.
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The basic truth is Quadfire is crap for gaming. The only reason you need anything more than a 5970 is for DX12 Games and 5970 is not designed to be spectacular in DX12. If you are upgrading go with 6970CFX and 470SLI(This for single monitor).
What is this DX12 you speak of? I heard it allows for photo-realistic graphics@!!@
Edited by Mygaffer - 12/23/10 at 2:31pm
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post #22 of 34
Crossfire two 6970's. 5970 Quadfire 5970's can definitely have problems, let alone one.
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post #23 of 34
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Crossfire two 6970's. 5970 Quadfire 5970's can definitely have problems, let alone one.
I don'y have any problems with one. The concern is more being at a high resolution with only a 1GB frame buffer...
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post #24 of 34
I'm still thinking the 5*** series cards do alot better with eyefinity and scale great. With my sig rig I pull 21,150 in 3dmark Vantage. 26,410-GPU, 12,855-CPU. CPU def holding that score from hitting 30K. (note, Metro 2033 averages 70-80fps maxed @ 1600x900, DX11. 50-55fps @ 4800x900 DX11)
post #25 of 34
5870 + 5970 tri-fire, or 2x 6970s. As others have said quadfire has a lot of issues in real-world apps and gaming.

The trifire will probably yield about equal or slightly higher framerate than dual 6970s w/ current drivers, and will cost a hellova lot less. 5870s have little $ value since the market's flooded w/ the release of the 6970s and GTX 500 series. Ask Blitz6804 if you want some more personal experience stories about going from a 5970 to 6970 X2.
post #26 of 34
i used to have 2x 5970s. only game that used is it was BC2 and crysis, and it was a 10% gain.

6970s!
post #27 of 34
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He never said what he is doing with them.
I doubt OP just spends thousands to run benches all day!
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post #28 of 34
i would sell all the cards you currently have and get 2x 6970s or something from nvidia...

or wait another month...6990 suppost to come out in february..
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post #29 of 34
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The only reason you need anything more than a 5970 is for DX12 Games
What DX12 games, is DX12 out?
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5970 crossfire is horribad.
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