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Why do you want to switch to a single card? Are you having driver issues?

There's really no single GPU you can move to from those that would be considered an upgrade.
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hmmm might keep them then.

what about some heavily overclocked SLI GTX 460's against the 6870's CF
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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.



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.



This. 6870's are amazing in Crossfire. You won't find CFX/SLI Performance any better at the moment for less than $700+.
He said single card...fine if he wants a single card upgrade then get the ASUS 5870x2

And honestly, why would you want to change, that set-up is fine.
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hmmm might keep them then.

what about some heavily overclocked SLI GTX 460's against the 6870's CF
6870's are far > 460's. They're better than 470's as well. 6850's are also > 460's and when overclocked, will outperform 470's in SLI.

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He said single card...fine if he wants a single card upgrade then get the ASUS 5870x2

And honestly, why would you want to change, that set-up is fine.
5970's aren't actually single cards, bro. lol They're two separate cards that are factory combined. The 5870's aren't very good in Crossfire anyways so getting underclocked 5870's is an even worse idea.

I agree though, I would definitely stick with the 6870's. There isn't anything out there that compares for the price at the moment.

OP, just keep your eyes peeled for when the 560's come out and see the price and performance on those. They are the only ones that would be comparable to 6870 CFX in SLI in the same price range, but they will still probably cost you $100-$120 more to SLI. Not to mention, if you sell your 6870's you are going to lose money on them. I think you made an excellent choice initially to go with the 6870's and should stick with it until something comes out that is actually an upgrade without you having to waste a bunch of money.
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5970's aren't actually single cards, bro. lol They're two separate cards that are factory combined. The 5870's aren't very good in Crossfire anyways so getting underclocked 5870's is an even worse idea.
Yes I know this, yet when I think single card I think single PCI-E slot, not single GPU. He never said Single GPU solution, he said single card. On a sing PCB.

And what are you talking about, 5870's not good in crossfire... Mine seem to out-perform most other multi-GPU combinations i've seen up until the the 69xx series.
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