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I'm having difficulties finding recent tests of latest and greatest of these cards besides singles, which I'm seeing it just below the 6950 which is where I would imagine it, but seeing it blown away obviously with Scaling like usual but I know the drivers were getting better while I had the CF running, but now the cards are drooping below the 200$ used line I'm thinking of busting out the piggy bank soon and possibly acquiring another one.

Another option is seeing if a cheap 5970 comes along but again not sure what work has been done with those via drivers since I can't find any sort of recent data thats not 1 year old +.

So I can skip the next set of cards and wait for the Nvidia 7XX or 8XXX ATI series.

seeing some other benchmarks I saw 460 GTX's absolutely ripping things to shreds in SLI which surprised me so not sure what validity those are following and which circumstances it is applicable.

Any comments are appreciated.
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10.5 worked perfect for me all the time.
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10.5 worked ok, I had alot of trouble here and there but I know we are at like 10.14? or something now so wasn't sure if some major headway was ever made since I can't find a single damn recent benchmark with crossfire only seeing some minor increases across the board in single.
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10.5 worked ok, I had alot of trouble here and there but I know we are at like 10.14? or something now so wasn't sure if some major headway was ever made since I can't find a single damn recent benchmark with crossfire only seeing some minor increases across the board in single.
Technically, it should be 11.1, 10.12 should've been the last drivers for 2010. I too am curious about CF performance, I'm considering buying a 5870 in the near future.
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Depends on who you'll ask.
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Ya I coulda have sworn it was higher but I'm just not sure how the performance is doing for 10.12 because lets face it Crossfire 5870 will run basically anything, or if I can find more re: 5970 + 5870 that is recent.

Reason I have no intention of moving to nvidia quite yet is because I'm in Eyefinity user and don't want to be forced to buy 2 Cards of theirs and lose my value from this 5870 that ran me 500$ at the time lol =)
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Ya I coulda have sworn it was higher but I'm just not sure how the performance is doing for 10.12 because lets face it Crossfire 5870 will run basically anything, or if I can find more re: 5970 + 5870 that is recent.

Reason I have no intention of moving to nvidia quite yet is because I'm in Eyefinity user and don't want to be forced to buy 2 Cards of theirs and lose my value from this 5870 that ran me 500$ at the time lol =)
Well I was just looking over a review and to tell you quite honestly, the 460's in SLI DO NOT "walk all over 5870's in CF" (as you put it).

There's very few games that they do better than the 5870's, the only one, so far, is MW2. In ALL other games the 5870's do considerably better, in some games, in CF, they even beat out 480's in SLI; so it all depends on the game.

5870's in CF are, more or less, equal to 470's in SLI.

I think it would be a worthwhile upgrade for you to simply get another 5870. While sure a 5970 would be nice, anything more than 2 GPU's you seriously start getting diminishing returns. Basically, it's not worth it.
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I came from 5870/50cf combo and had no issues. I tried a 6870CF combo and it was awefull. I tried a 460sli and they worked well also. The 460sli is a little less than a 5850CF and the 5870cf is the best of the three. I would do it again.
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Ok, I'll keep my eyes open when I have enough money and need the power.

I know 460's don't blow away 5870 just recent benchmarks I see them performing amazing basically on par with a 580.
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