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currently running 2 of these in CF

whats a good single card upgrade from these ?

also what other cards can compete with the 6870 in CF
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There isn't a solo card on the market that will match or outperform CFX 6870's.

What is your reason for wanting to upgrade?
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fancy trying nvidia for a change

probably want 2 cards for SLI
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The fastest single GPU is the Nvidia GTX 580. That is the fastest and most expensive option.
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If you want to go by 3D mark vantage here

http://www.guru3d.com/article/geforc...-sli-review/12

I just moved from 5870 to the GTX570 and the card is awesome! I still like ATI and had no driver issues but I wanted to try their cards since they seem to be on top ATM.
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Well, for Nvidia and for SLI in a sensible price range, I would either go with 2x 570's which will run you around $700 and leaves an upgrade option for Tri-SLI in the future if you'd like or with 2x 560's which are due to release at the end of the month that will most likely run you around $550 for two. However, the 560's will only have SLI compatibility and not Tri-SLI.

In terms of performance, the 560 is projected to be 10-15% Faster than the 6870/470. I can't say that two would be an upgrade performance wise to the 6870's because the 95-100% Scalability of the 6800 Series Cards is incredible. I'm sure the 560's will at least be in the 80-90% range, though, since the 460's were excellent in SLI at around 85%.

The 570's are about 5% faster than the 6970 so that is saying a lot. They will put a nice dent in your pocket at $350+ apiece, but it really just depends on your budget. Of course, 580's in SLI will outperform any and everything so it really comes down to what exactly you're looking for.
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There can't be many games that you cant max with 2 6870's
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Originally Posted by masonkian View Post
currently running 2 of these in cf

whats a good single card upgrade from these ?

Also what other cards can compete with the 6870 in cf
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Oh come on... 6870CF spanks 5970 in everything you can think of.

Waiting is your remedy. Wait for Southern Islands.
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post #10 of 15
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There can't be many games that you cant max with 2 6870's
A single 6870 will just about max out every game on the market. lol Crossfire 6870's are more than powerful enough to easily max out all games.

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5970
No. 2x 5870's are better than a single 5970. 5970's are simply 2x underclocked 5870's in Crossfire. Not a good way to go.

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Oh come on... 6870CF spanks 5970 in everything you can think of.

Waiting is your remedy. Wait for Southern Islands.
This. 6870's are amazing in Crossfire. You won't find CFX/SLI Performance any better at the moment for less than $700+.
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