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Is an ASUS 6970 really an upgrade from a XFX5870? I was just looking at them on NewEgg and one review someone stated that. Fairly close in clocks, but the Video RAM.
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It is a massive upgrade.

A 6870 is the one the use similar performance wise
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The reason I ask is because I am seriously thinking of getting rid of my 5870's. I was looking at 2 580's, but now looking at three 6970's.
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Is an ASUS 6970 really an upgrade from a XFX5870? I was just looking at them on NewEgg and one review someone stated that. Fairly close in clocks, but the Video RAM.
Yes it is a decent upgrade. Not a large jump but I wouldn't consider it a side grade.

Yes the card has 2GB of V-RAM but that only makes a difference at extreme resolutions (ie higher than 1200p or eyefinity set-ups.)

If ya wait a bit I'll upload some comparison charts for you.
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Originally Posted by SAMOEDADDY View Post
The reason I ask is because I am seriously thinking of getting rid of my 5870's. I was looking at 2 580's, but now looking at three 6970's.
Why? It would be a "waste" of money to spend more on GPU's when you already have 3 of one of the best GPU's out there. 1 of them eats through anything, let alone 3.

A 6870, is a side/down grade at best to the post ^^
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Get 3 580, go totally overkill.
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Get 3 580, go totally overkill.
^^^ THIS!
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Get 3 580, go totally overkill.
Three 580's are a little more money than I wanted to spend.
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Originally Posted by SAMOEDADDY View Post
Is an ASUS 6970 really an upgrade from a XFX5870? I was just looking at them on NewEgg and one review someone stated that. Fairly close in clocks, but the Video RAM.
At lower resolutions it's not much of an upgrade. However, at the high end resolutions the 6970 becomes the a monster. And in some cases a single 6970 beats crossfired 5870s lol.

Looking at your current cards, I dunno. That's a lot of gpu you already have... Get 2 more monitors instead of a new gpu.
Edited by tsm106 - 1/14/11 at 6:19pm
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Keep cards, go Eyefinity.
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