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post #1 of 21
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Should I buy another 5870 and crossfire them or just get a GTX 580? I'm tore now because Kepler is coming out later this year so there is little point in getting a 500 series card. Plus 5870s are down in price. What should I do? Oh, my resolution in 1920 x 1080.
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post #2 of 21
Smoothness = gtx580
cheap performance with the possibility of microstuttering/crossfire issues = CF 5870

I desperately want another 5870 as well though. They are going for around $200 used now
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Ya. If I do go GTX 580, I was going to hock the 5870.
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Just wait for 560Ti, and build SLI with two 560s.
I've read an article in TechPowerUp and get that core clock of 560Ti (SO version) will be 1000Mhz, it's a really amazing figure and I really expect for its benchmark test released.
post #5 of 21
Pickup another used 5870 and see what the end of the year has to offer.
The 5850 and 5870 used are the best bang for the buck right now.
    
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Pickup another used 5870 and see what the end of the year has to offer.
The 5850 and 5870 used are the best bang for the buck right now.
^this, microstuttering isn't such a bad issue as every one claims. 10.10e works nicely for Crossfire setups
post #7 of 21
GTX580 all the way to go.

You get better performance and features.

Features:
PhysX:
GTX580 support for PhysX to give you a better eye candy support like debris and better effects to have a better gaming experience and superior additional effects.

Tessellation:
With tessellation enabled for newer gpu like Nvidia and AMD Radeon HD 6000 series and above. You will get better texture to give better realistic gaming.

CUDA:
Abbreviation of CUDA is Compute Unified Device Architecture will support faster rendering just for the Mercury Engine without compromising. With that performance, rendering image or video like Sony Vegas pro 10 and Adobe CS5 that support Mercury Engine will give better quality without stuttering.
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post #8 of 21
If you can't get a cheap 5870 for xfire, then wait a bit.
Or, if you are desperate for an improvement, have you considered a pair of 560s or 570s? The 570 is about the same power as a 480, and none of the current ATi GPUs even match that yet.
Of course, if you wait, then ATi will come out with something that will kick fermi around the block, but waiting always brings new stuff.
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post #9 of 21
your 5870 is fine atm, just wait for the new AMD/nvidia stuff in Q2 2011.
post #10 of 21
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^this, microstuttering isn't such a bad issue as every one claims. 10.10e works nicely for Crossfire setups
I really gota say here,im thinking exactly the same,NEVER ever have i seen any microstutter in any game.

I have had 5870 crossfire 2 times now,using 4 completely different cards over 5 different motherboards with 3 different cpu's and 2 different socket types,over x16 lanes-over x8 lanes.

Never once have i experienced microstutter using any drivers.

I have seen that yes,there are benchmarks etc that show this to have happen but its something that i myself have never ever under any circumstances experienced.

5870 crossfire is not to be sniffed at especially when you also do the enableulps mod to registry which forces cards to both take full loads.

If it was me id likely get on ebay and buy a used 5870.
I ran my crossfire rig over 1980x1200 and i was extremely impressed with FPS in any game.
Made me have big cheesy grin thinking that i could now play any game maxed with >60FPS

I also had mine watercooled and clocked to 1ghz cores,performance was amazing
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