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Originally Posted by jrockut83 View Post
(yes, 3.4GHz on stock voltage - yay lol)
You should be able to do 3.4GHz not only in stock volts, but even at 1.26 and under

Stock volts leave room for around 3.75GHz. AMD FTW LOL.


But yes, moneywise get a second 5870. As long as your res's don't go into the sky, you'll be fine with 1GB. Over 2650x1(something) you'll start to be screwed with 1GB.
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The Sapphire 5870 is $229 with $60 code and $199 after $30 MIR. Whats wrong with the Sapphire 5870?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102883
I saw this deal too but the mail in rebate expires on the 15th and that's just too soon for me to purchase Looking to buy at the end of the month or maybe 1st/2nd week in feb
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You should be able to do 3.4GHz not only in stock volts, but even at 1.26 and under

Stock volts leave room for around 3.75GHz. AMD FTW LOL.


But yes, moneywise get a second 5870. As long as your res's don't go into the sky, you'll be fine with 1GB. Over 2650x1(something) you'll start to be screwed with 1GB.
Yeah that is encouraging I will try to boost this 1055t up to maybe even 4.0 then if it only requires a LITTLE bit more voltage. That will be very nice

Oh and btw I run at 1920x1080 so hopefully I won't have trouble with just 1GB
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post #24 of 48
I can promise you that it will be great. I bought a 5970 instead, I can say that the computer is flying through time n space.
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post #25 of 48
Just ask someone with 2 of the EXACT cards you have... ME

Yes, they eat through anything. So I vote second 5870.
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post #26 of 48
I'm in the same dilemma as the OP I have a 5870 and would like to CF. I asked the same question he did about a month ago and all I got was "OMG get a gtx 580" or "single GPU is always better" lol now here everyone is saying get another 5870.
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post #27 of 48
Wait for the 28nm cards to hit late 2011. CFX 5870s on a single 1920x1080 monitor is overkill, and you wouldn't notice it in most games. Save your money and wait for Bulldozer to come out, buy either AMD Bulldozer or Intel Sandy Bridge depending on performance in the tasks you use your computer for. Wait another 6 months and see HD 7XXX results on the 28nm process, and make a big upgrade at that point on your videocard.

CFX 5870s aren't worth the possible headaches (there is always a chance your CFX setup won't handle drivers very well, and you might get microstuttering) for the increase to maximum framerates when almost all games are able to be maxed out and be played at 30FPS or greater.

I was in your situation, I was thinking of upgrading to a GTX570. But then I stopped myself, asked, "what games aren't playable at nearly maximum specs at 1920x1200 on my 5850?" couldn't think of any, so I didn't buy the card.
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post #28 of 48
I would say get another 5870. I was asking myself the same question last week and decided im going to pick up another one for CF if I can find one at a decent price. Seems the most sensible choice really and wait to see what comes out in the future
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I had a 5870 and 5850 cf combo. It was awesome! I only changed it out to try something new. If I was only thinking about money and performance there was nothing that combo did not do well for me. I hAd no driver issues. I also did not oc it, I had so much power I dont think I needed to OC it...
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I'm putting my money on the 7000 series cards for my first build.
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