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Hey guys upgrading on my current system some since I wont have funds to get a new rig outright anytime soon, was considering swapping to a 6870 right now and another later, wondering what Kind of hit I may take on gaming, no experience with newer cards, I know they one on one out perform but how about 2v1? I looking for anyone that's done something similar for an idea of what to expect
    
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The 6870 should be faster than Crossfire'd 4870s and you will also gain DX11 in the process.
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4870 = 5770

5770x2 = 5870

6870 = 5870
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post #4 of 27
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Originally Posted by Snowman1989 View Post
4870 = 5770

5770x2 = 5870

6870 = 5870
I have to disagree...

4870 benches less than 5770

5770 x2 = 5850

6870 = just over 5850, but less than 5870 buy a decent margin
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5770 crossfire is still equal to a 5870 not 5850
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Single card > Multiple cards. 6870 for that reason. It won't be a HUGE jump, but DX11 and the fact your only powering one card will make up for it.
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Dual 4870's would trade blows with a 6870, but you would find a multitude of benefits going to a single card setup including less heat, power draw, and the ability to have dual 6870's, which scale insanely well.
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post #8 of 27
Quote:
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5770 crossfire is still equal to a 5870 not 5850
Guess it depends on the benchmark. I have seen it both ways to be honest.
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5770 crossfire is still equal to a 5870 not 5850
Your both wrong, 5770x2 = 5860. In between both, but closer to 5870.
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post #10 of 27
Quote:
Originally Posted by Smoblikat View Post
Your both wrong, 5770x2 = 5860. In between both, but closer to 5870.
Seeing that the 5860 doesnt exist you can add yourself to the incorrect.

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Dual 4870's would trade blows with a 6870, but you would find a multitude of benefits going to a single card setup including less heat, power draw, and the ability to have dual 6870's, which scale insanely well.
I dont see it...Where you getting this info?
Edited by M0E - 2/3/11 at 7:35pm
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