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Currently using CF5770s but they aren't making me too happy with eyefinity. Just looking for suggestions as to what I should get. I'm looking for a SINGLE card that will increase performance then to CF
Also if anybody could link me to some comparisons between 5770CF vs newer cards I would appreciate it I'm having trouble finding them.

duh edited.. forgot I can only do eyefinity with ati X_X
Edited by Serious_Don - 1/8/11 at 12:33pm
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This chart has 5770 CF along with nearly EVERY other card available in single, sli, and CF.

It should tell you all you need to know
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that chart does not show any new cards, i.e AMD/ATI 6xxx series

my opinion, two 6870's in crossfire are brilliant, they scale litterally 100%, so if say on metro with single 6870 you get 30fps with 6870 in crossfire it will be 55-60fps

depending on budget though and taking into account you want eyefinity, then 69xx will be a good choice, with having 2gb of GDDR5 it helps alot when using an eyefinity setup

6870 crossfire

http://www.overclock3d.net/reviews/g...usive_review/6

5770 crossfire

http://www.overclock3d.net/reviews/g...sfire_review/5

Compare crysis between the 2 cards
Edited by Adam23 - 1/8/11 at 12:43pm
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that chart does not show any new cards, i.e AMD/ATI 6xxx series

my opinion, two 6870's in crossfire are brilliant, they scale litterally 100%, so if say on metro with single 6870 you get 30fps with 6870 in crossfire it will be 55-60fps

depending on budget though and taking into account you want eyefinity, then 69xx will be a good choice, with having 2gb of GDDR5 it helps alot when using an eyefinity setup
Yeah I'm looking into moving on to 6xxx series. I'm curious how 5770CF is vs. a single 6870 though because I learned my lesson about going crossfire then having no room to advance. I'll consider 6950/70 but only if I'm going to notice a decent improvement. I'm hoping jumping to 256bit cards will help me.. especially in the AA department these cards are bad with it.
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Yeah I'm looking into moving on to 6xxx series. I'm curious how 5770CF is vs. a single 6870 though because I learned my lesson about going crossfire then having no room to advance. I'll consider 6950/70 but only if I'm going to notice a decent improvement. I'm hoping jumping to 256bit cards will help me.. especially in the AA department these cards are bad with it.
if you compare the two charts a single 6870 is better than 5770's in crossfire in crysis so a single 6950/6970 would be even more of an improvement
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Thanks Adam, I didn't realize the 69xx cards were so affordable. I see I can probably round up ~$200 if i sell my cards on this site so a 6950 for sure if it'll boost my performance and leave me headroom to upgrade again.
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you could have mine but i dont think youd want it lol, im sat infront of a computer at work for 15 hours.....
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I take it the 6970 is an overclocked version of 6950 (same exact card??)
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I take it the 6970 is an overclocked version of 6950 (same exact card??)
if you flash the bios of a 6950 to a 6970 you then own a 6970
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