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Should i get a 5870 or a 6870 for Eyefinity and gaming ?

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Hey,
I am going to having an eyefinity setup in my bedroom sometime soon with a new gaming rig and was wondering a few things

1. Witch Graphics Card is better for Eyefinity Performance?

2. I know 5870 is better performance than a 6870 but could i overclock a 6870 to a 5870 or around the same performance?

3. Which Graphics card should i get, 5870 = better performance and 6870 = more features.

I may be crossfireing with another 5870/6870 depending whitch ever one i get or get another card later on and sell 5870/6870 but thats a different story and wont be for a while.

Thank you in advanced,
Gaming96.
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post #2 of 12
Save some more cash and get a HD6950 or HD6970.
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post #3 of 12
yeah just save some cash and get the 6950, its far better and competes with nvidias top cards.
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post #4 of 12
My answer is don't bother with both.

I would recommend at least a 6950 because of 2GB vram. You'll need it for eyefinity resolutions. Add a second 6950 down the line for crossfire awesomeness. So start saving up.
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post #5 of 12
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Originally Posted by Kasp1js View Post
Save some more cash and get a HD6950 or HD6970.
Its deffinatly a 5870 or 6870, if i need any bigger then i will sort it out later on in life and ask on here or just crossfire it with another 5870/6870 because iv got other stuff i need to do first lol

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post #6 of 12
In terms of performance: 5870. But seriously consider the 6950 if you can find it cheaper. Here I can find the 5870 for $249 and the 6950 for $289, which is worth it when you're thinking Eyefinity.
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post #7 of 12
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ok, i agree, 6950 is deffinatly in aswell, ill see howmuch i will have but if i dont have enough for the 6950, iv always got a dad for some extra dosh lol
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post #8 of 12
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and how is the 6950 v 5870 performance difference ?
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post #9 of 12
Hey I have a 5870 vapor x v1 for sale if ur interested...
pm me man
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Hey I have a 5870 vapor x v1 for sale if ur interested...
pm me man
i really do like the smell of brand new electronics :/ sorry man, y dont you post a thread in the buying bit
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