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Originally Posted by Xristo View Post
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 .
I was using the term quadfire to state that there are 4 GPUs present (each 5970 is basically 2 5850s)... also, you can only have 2 5970s together, not more (so I think you misunderstood my post)... and they scale horribly.

Also, you should compare 2x5970s with 4x5870s... it's fairer in terms of price range. And, the 5870s would still win.
Your comparison is similar to this; a 6870 vs. a GTX 580, which is not a good comparison since they're not even in the same price range.
Edited by born2bwild - 1/23/11 at 3:58pm
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post #32 of 48
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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
get over yourself /thread


He already has 1x5870... if he thinks he needs another then let him, he will use it, maybe not right now but later on there will be games that will put it to the test at any res...
you might have already read to that he already ordered the card.

helps to read the whole thread before just throwing out your opinion
post #33 of 48
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Originally Posted by born2bwild View Post
I was using the term quadfire to state that there are 4 GPUs present (each 5970 is basically 2 5850s)... also, you can only have 2 5970s together, not more ... and they scale horribly.

Also, you should compare 2x5970s with 4x5870s... it's fairer in terms of price range. Also, the 5870s would still win. Otherwise it would be like comparing a 6870 with a GTX 580. Which is not a good comparison.
STOP POSTING AND GET BACK ON TOPIC...

he isn't asking for quad fire...

You would be bad at customer service
post #34 of 48
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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.
Yup, two 5870s should be able to take care of that. Have fun!
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STOP POSTING AND GET BACK ON TOPIC...

he isn't asking for quad fire...

You would be bad at customer service
Indeed so, which is why I'm not in it.

Also; my first post was completely on topic though I got carried away;

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Get another 5870. Your PSU is fine for a 5870 crossfire setup.

Edited by born2bwild - 1/23/11 at 4:02pm
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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.........
Overclocking is free, and DOES give you better performance. Another 5870 is NOT free and WILL NOT yield better performance (excluding Crysis and Metro 2033) in most games at the specified res.
    
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Overclocking is free, and DOES give you better performance. Another 5870 is NOT free and WILL NOT yield better performance (excluding Crysis and Metro 2033) in most games at the specified res.
Are you kidding? 5870 will NOT yield better performance?

HOW?!?!?!!??!?!?

show me one benchmark that showed a 5870 being equal to a crossfire 5870 setup.

STOP STATING YOUR OPINION AND SHOW FACTS!!!!


It is a fact that 2x5870s will outperform a single 5870
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I think he means for certain games, you will not see much of a performance increase. But still, I have to agree that there must be a performance increase either way.
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I was using the term quadfire to state that there are 4 GPUs present (each 5970 is basically 2 5850s)... also, you can only have 2 5970s together, not more (so I think you misunderstood my post)... and they scale horribly.

Also, you should compare 2x5970s with 4x5870s... it's fairer in terms of price range. And, the 5870s would still win.
Your comparison is similar to this; a 6870 vs. a GTX 580, which is not a good comparison since they're not even in the same price range.
It's 2x downclocked 5870. the 5870 has 1600 shaders and the 5970 has 3200. The 5850 does not have 1600 shaders.
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Does not matter, if you had 60FPS, which is playable, now you will have 90+ which is also playable but will provide less min FPS.

Which in my book is a performance increase

Even if you go from 100 FPS and now are @ 150 with 2 cards, that is still a performance increase. Will you use it, no it is basically wasted but still added performance.

But again I will say... later on more games will come out... LIKE BF3 that will need more GPU
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