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2 5870's would be nice , if you want never ending xfire scaling issues .. 5970 is the better card , very powerful single gpu ..
    
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2 5870's would be nice , if you want never ending xfire scaling issues .. 5970 is the better card , very powerful single gpu ..
The 5970 is not a single GPU. It's basically a 2x5850.
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Pros for HD5970:
-Requires Less Space than a Crossfired HD5870
-Consumes Less power than a Crossfired HD5870
Cons for HD5970:
-5870 CS is Faster (By Very little)
-5870 CS is Cheaper
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Originally Posted by charlie97 View Post
Pros for HD5970:
-Requires Less Space than a Crossfired HD5870
-Consumes Less power than a Crossfired HD5870
Cons for HD5970:
-5870 CS is Faster (By Very little)
-5870 CS is Cheaper
Especially cheaper since he already has a 5870...
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The 5970 is not a single GPU. It's basically a 2x5850.
But its a single unit ... i know its dual gpu .

    
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But its a single unit ... i know its dual gpu .

Single unit. Yup that it is. Still not a "single GPU" as you initially stated though.

I know you're implying there is more room for future improvement... but the 5970 does badly in Quadfire. So I still think he would be better with 2 5870s.
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quad fire ? who said anything about quadfire .. 5970's in xfire would rape 2 5870's . But are 2 5970's considered as quadfire ? .. I agree with you 2 5870's would be the way to go ..only because of the price difference .
    
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Did anyone read my last post? OP is fine with a single 5870 if he stays at his current res. If he's going for Eyefinity, then pick up a 5870 as 2X 5870 is faster than a single 5970. /thread
    
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I forgot to mention I plan to add 2 more monitors, a BIG fan of F1 2010 and a lot of other racing games out there. THanks for all the great advice, I'm settling with another 5870.
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Did anyone read my last post? OP is fine with a single 5870 if he stays at his current res. If he's going for Eyefinity, then pick up a 5870 as 2X 5870 is faster than a single 5970. /thread
I've also tested this myself, I believe that post wasn't exactly accurate...

And 2. It's not all about cost savings, some people treat it as hobby's and like to have major performance even if it's not exactly needed.

Do you think the 920 @ 3.8ghz is really needed? No. But he has it.........
     
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