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I am thinking of replacing my video card for upgrade. Leaning towards ATI for crossfire. Was looking at 6870 but not too convincing so I wonder... Should I go for 2x 5870? or 1x6950? My mobo pci-e is 16x but only supports 8x if I go crossfire. Not sure if it could handle 2x 5870. I play other games (BF) every now and then but the most consistent game I play is WoW. Any suggestions would be highly appreciated. Ty.
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Why not get a single GTX570 for that price. It will result in much smoother gameplay.
    
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I had the same dilemma. I wanted to upgrade mt GTX 465 too, but didn't know what route to go. I went with a 6950 and will unlock it to a 6970. Seems like bang for buck the 6XXX series is on top. That being said the performance of two 465's in SLI would have been more than enough for any one monitor setup. I decided to hope the future driver updates to the 6950 make it perform even better. Good luck!
    
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6950 man. Eats way less power, performs quite a lot better, and it's quite a lot quieter.


465 were never good cards imho. Power hungry, hot, and not justifying price/performance ratio.


If you like the green side, go grab a GTX570. You won't be disappointed either.
   
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GTX465 (or GTX470 as it were) in SLI would be a son-of-a-***** to power and cool. Get something like the 570 or perhaps 480.
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Ok, I will try to find deals on 6950's. Leaning towards that...
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is your GTX 465 unlockable to a 470?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ivesceneenough View Post
is your GTX 465 unlockable to a 470?
No it is not
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Am I going to lose performance if I'm running 6950 crossfire at both 8x - 8x? Coz my mobo supports 16x if only running 1 card and 8x if running crossfire.
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