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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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Thanks for all your input, guys. I'm going mull all this info over. I'll update this thread when I get the card.
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GTX580 all the way to go.

You get better performance and features.
lol

Even in heavy tesselation based games, a 5970 beats a 580. Considering two 5870s are faster than a single 5970, the crossfire 5870s will pull ahead even more. I don't know what you're thinking.
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I'm partial to the single card solution for simplicity so I went for the GTX 580 over two AMD 6870's crossfire.

I had an AMD 6870 and refunded it before 30 days was up due to BSOD every now and again when I'd power up my computer from a power savings wake up on the 10.12 driver. Just didn't want to deal with it anymore. I myself was about to Crossfire it before opted a different route.

Beside when your doing things or even games for that matter that don't enable or require that second card then your only as good as your first card's power.
     
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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.
Ya know, technology is like that, isn't it? If you wait a few months then something better will come out, but of course... After that point if you wait another 8 months something even BETTER comes out, and on, and on... You gotta pick SOME point and jump in.
I say buy the GTX580.
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I'm partial to the single card solution for simplicity so I went for the GTX 580 over two AMD 6870's crossfire.

I had an AMD 6870 and refunded it before 30 days was up due to BSOD every now and again when I'd power up my computer from a power savings wake up on the 10.12 driver. Just didn't want to deal with it anymore. I myself was about to Crossfire it before opted a different route.

Beside when your doing things or even games for that matter that don't enable or require that second card then your only as good as your first card's power.
I like ATI and did well on 5850cf but I bought 2 6870's running cf in one rig right now. They will go back very soon. All reviews show them better than 2 5870's but not for me, not even close.
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I like ATI and did well on 5850cf but I bought 2 6870's running cf in one rig right now. They will go back very soon. All reviews show them better than 2 5870's but not for me, not even close.
^Really. I thought the 6870's would run better.

Don't get me wrong, I thought my 5870 ran awesome but to be honest, I'm a bit of a nvidia fan boy. Lol Plus Ati drivers have been terrible lately. I was getting the BSOD too with the new drivers. I kinda want to go back to nvidia.
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So I returned them and got the GTX580. That was a good choice.
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post #19 of 21
First time in a long time i'm happy with the performance. I say get a 2nd 5870. on the cheap if you can find one and wait for the next gen to hit in 12 months or whatever it is.
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CF 5870s should out-muscle a single 580. Still I have to say, physX is one of the better perks you can get atm, and maybe worth the slight fps hit if you play games that use it.

Seriously, physX makes Batman:AA and Mafia 2 an entirely different experience.
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