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Just curious here guys, will a single 5870 handle Eyefinity with 1080p screens? Would I be better off going with a single 6870 for that? What about the 2GB 5870 model?

Basically, what's the bare minimum to run 3x 1080p screens, and have acceptable framerates in games?
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depends on the games
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I have 3 5770 in crossfire, And I run Eyefinity on 3 24" 1080p screens. I can run most games on medium to high setting with 2x AA. I am looking to get 2 5870 in CF so I can play with higher settings, But thats me What games are you looking to play? If your looking to get 1 video card I would say look at the 6950.
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Originally Posted by HiLuckyB View Post
I have 3 5770 in crossfire, And I run Eyefinity on 3 24" 1080p screens. I can run most games on medium to high setting with 2x AA. I am looking to get 2 5870 in CF so I can play with higher settings, But thats me What games are you looking to play? If your looking to get 1 video card I would say look at the 6950.
I play all sorts of games. BFBC2, GTA IV, Crysis, COD4, Source games, DiRT2 (and similar)....the list goes on.

I'm honestly looking at either a used 5870 or a new 6870 right now, but I just don't know if that would hold up to three screen gaming.
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5870 > 6870.

Keep in mind the naming scheme changed with the 6xxx series..
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5870 > 6870.

Keep in mind the naming scheme changed with the 6xxx series..
I know this . But those two cards perform SOOO closely, and the 6870's will rape in crossfire. Granted I can only afford the one card right now I think.
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I know this . But those two cards perform SOOO closely, and the 6870's will rape in crossfire. Granted I can only afford the one card right now I think.
i am up to challange anyday vs 2x 6870 with my 5970

i say atm your best choice would be a single 6970 or a GTX 580
Edited by Maris - 12/25/10 at 9:44am
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my suggestion is buy a 6870 now and crossfire later

but in reality, the 5xxx crossfire scaling isn't all that bad, but yes, the 6xxx is better.
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3x 1280x1024 is the best eyefinity you should do with a single 1gb card.


Get the 2gb 5870. 3x 1080p goes over 1gb in games like BC2, JC2, Crysis, And some of the other graphics intensive games...
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3x 1280x1024 is the best eyefinity you should do with a single 1gb card.


Get the 2gb 5870. 3x 1080p goes over 1gb in games like BC2, JC2, Crysis, And some of the other graphics intensive games...
I agree with De-Zant. Though I have no practical experience with Eyefinity, I could see the 1GB buffer becoming a huge problem if you wanted to play with maximum textures, and any AA to speak of.
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