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Hello,

I have an Asus P6x58d Premium Mobo and I am currently working with an XFX ATI 5670. I was thinking about crossfiring this card with another XFX ATI 5670. The cost for the card is hovering around 90 dollars.

My question(s) is this -

1) Do I have to use the same card to cross fire? OR can I invest into something like a 6870 and crossfire it with my 5670?

2) Would I see a substantial improvement if I went with another 5670 and linked them together?

3) How difficult/easy is it with one vs the other? I.e. 5670 or a different card to crossfire?
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1) must be another 5600 series card
2) yes in most scenarios
3) most cards are equally easy to crossfire
I personally would just grab a used 5770 in the marketplace and sell the 5670
    
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You need to xfire with the same model (2x5670) I would also choose the same brand as well.

Xfire will give you better performance rather than 1 card. You can search for benchmarks to see what the single does vs dual.
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it might just be better to upgrade to the 6870 and sell your 5670.i think the 6870 would be a much better improvement over all. but two of the cards you have now will also boost your performance.take a minute and fill out your system spec's so we can see your system.
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it might just be better to upgrade to the 6870 and sell your 5670.i think the 6870 would be a much better improvement over all. but two of the cards you have now will also boost your performance.take a minute and fill out your system spec's so we can see your system.
I am running and I7-920, asus p6x58d premium, 475watt pws, 12 gigs cosair xms ddr3, xfx 5670 video card

I was going to upgrade my power supply, but I didn't know which one, and while I did this, I was looking at a second video card
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Upgrade the PSU, somewhere around 700w and then add a single "current" gaming card such as a 6870/gtx460/5870/5850. What's yer budget for a card after the PSU?
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Upgrade the PSU, somewhere around 700w and then add a single "current" gaming card such as a 6870/gtx460/5870/5850. What's yer budget for a card after the PSU?
LOL, well I learned a long time ago to not look so much at price. So I assume for this sort of upgrade, I would like to be under 400 total.
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400 is plenty. Spend 100 on a quality PSU and then get a 6950, and unlock it for

260 260
after rebate and you win. If yer not the gambling type you can get a GTX560... but the 6950 is a much more flexible card especially if you have a large screen.
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