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Should I go for 6970 crossfire or 570 SLI?

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Hey guys I have had my 5870 for a while, and after incessant drivers issues and a bunch of grey screens I RMA'd it. When I get the new/repaired card I am considering selling it and going for either a 6970 (6950 bios flash) or a GtX 570. I then plan on buying a second card when Skyrim comes out. Which do you think is better for SLI/crossfire?
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Flip a coin.... they are pretty much equal. Some things the 570 will win out and other things the 6970 will win out. They are both great cards with a good price and you'll be happy either way you go.
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What resolution do you play at?
    
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I'd go with the 6970's but honestly it's a toss up...

whichever one will save you money. I would personally keep the 5870, because I for one have never had any of these "driver issues" .

Edit: Noticed your resolution, just stick with the 5870 at that res, it will eat through anything at 1080p.

Edit 2: As for what is better SLI / Crossfire, it used to be that SLI had better scaling than CFX, but with the new 6xxx series the scaling on CFX is almost perfect. Again, it's a toss up.
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Quote:
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570/580 SLIs and 6970CFXs are for 2560x1440/1600. At that resolution, 2 470s will eat anything you toss at them for some time.
     
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I'd go with the 6970's but honestly it's a toss up...

whichever one will save you money. I would personally keep the 5870, because I for one have never had any of these "driver issues" .
I got one of the early cards when they still had problems. Every now and then the computer will just crash to a greyscreen, hopefully the RMA will fix the issue.

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570/580 SLIs and 6970CFXs are for 2560x1440/1600. At that resolution, 2 470s will eat anything you toss at them for some time.
I was looking at getting one card and then being setup for crossfire/sling down the line when Skyrim and the like were released.
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I will add that a 460sli setup will power a 1920 x 1200 setup easily also. One of the best bang for the buck setups going today.

On another note. My buddy was blaming his 5870 for crashing his computer for months. We figured out ASUS was setting his DDR3 ram to 1.8 v in auto mode on an stock 1156 setup. Manually set teh volts to 1.65 and fixed the ongoing issue. I think 1.8 is for DDR2.
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post #9 of 16
AMD Radeon HD 6950. Un-clock it and you will get the performance of a 6970.
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post #10 of 16
just a get 570 and add one later if needed

better driver support & better oc'ing

pretty sure all 570's can OC up to/past stock 580 level
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