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Originally Posted by Voltazar View Post
If you are willing to put up with microshuttering with multiple cards, go for the 2nd 5870. I would recommend a 6950 and flashing it.
Dont listen to him, i dont get Micro-stuttering.

5870.
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Originally Posted by TheBlademaster01 View Post
I'd just stick with a single 5870 and save some money for Bulldozer or Sandy Bridge. That's what I'm going to do anyways.

But if you want to try something new (we're all addicted to HW here ) I'd get dual 5870s.
I have no interest in SB or Bulldozer, I got my 1090T+890FXE board and I haven't spent over 5 hours with the pair. I render only sometimes and I'm also a big gamer, so I'm looking for this rig with some added graphics to last me until the end of 2013(with a nice ssd too).
    
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Dual 5870s lots quicker than a single 6970.
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Dual 5870s lots quicker than a single 6970.
Thanks everyone, I'll go with another 5870.
    
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Definitely the right choice.
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