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Im running eyefinity @ 5760x1080 and my tri-fire 5770's are not cutting it. I was thinking CF 5870 or tri-fire as the prices come down, But I wanted to know how much of a boost I might see? I am open to other videos cards
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Why not crossfire 6870's? Excellent scalability, and at a great price point.
    
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Why not crossfire 6870's? Excellent scalability, and at a great price point.
Hmm didn't think about that. How well do 6870 hold up to 5870? Thats why I started a thread for Ideas
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The 6870 is slightly less powerful then a 5870. Between the 5850 and 5870.

But the 6870 is loads cheaper and is MUCH better in crossfire.
    
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Hmm didn't think about that. How well do 6870 hold up to 5870? Thats why I started a thread for Ideas
Pretty much the same, maybe a 5% difference in some games. They're mainly designed to use less power and produce less heat.
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The 6870 is slightly less powerful then a 5870. Between the 5850 and 5870.

But the 6870 is loads cheaper and is MUCH better in crossfire.
I see. Im just not sure how well it would hold up to eyefinity, And the you can't do a tri-fire later on to keep up with games. You can get 5870 for the same price as 6870 if you look around. So many cards to choose from
post #7 of 20
Mind you though, the 6870 has better crossfire performance then 5870.
If you crossfire a 6870, you get around an 80-90% increase in power.
Compare that to a 5870, and you get maybe 50-65% increase.
    
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6970's would be a better choice then 6870's.
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Dual 6950 2gbvram FTW.
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post #10 of 20
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Dual 6950 2gbvram FTW.
Yea Im starting to think 6950 might be a good way to go, But I can find 5870 for $210-$240 new vs $300 for the 6950. That means I can basically get 3 5870 for the price of 2 6950 hmm
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