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Has anyone made the jump from 5870s xfire to 570s/6970s.

Wondering what you think it is like in comparison. Thinking about upgrade.
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It certainly is a decent upgrade if you're not happy with your FPS.

In my opinion 570s can't be a justified purchase with current pricing. If anything, you should be going for CF 6950's and unlock them. If you know you'll need more Vram in the future, go 6950's, otherwise I'd go for 6970s.
Edited by Stefy - 5/29/11 at 11:42pm
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I went form a 5850 to 6950

The 6950 at the same clocks as the 6970 is very close already (880/1375)

In games like crysis at stock my 6950 gets 42 avg

My 5850 at stock would get 35

Oced my 6950 gets 46 avg, where my 5850 oced gets 42 avg

How ever, the 6950 pulls ahead in dx11 games and such.

If you want i can do some benchies for you to compare

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post #4 of 18
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It certainly is a decent update if you're not happy with your FPS.

In my opinion 6970's can't be a justified purchase with current prices. If anything, you should be going for CF 6950's and unlock them. If you know you'll need more Vram in the future, go 6950's, otherwise I'd go for 570's.
Yea VRAM is something I am looking for, part of the reason of thinking of upgrading. OCd to 6870 clocks, they suck much more juice than a 5870?

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I went form a 5850 to 6950

The 6950 at the same clocks as the 6970 is very close already (880/1375)

In games like crysis at stock my 6950 gets 42 avg

My 5850 at stock would get 35

Oced my 6950 gets 46 avg, where my 5850 oced gets 42 avg

How ever, the 6950 pulls ahead in dx11 games and such.

If you want i can do some benchies for you to compare

Cheers
No thats great thanks, some real world figures from users I am just looking for.
So although it's only a small upgrade, power wise, extra vram and better xfire scaling.
There any vapour x models announced? I have been looking but cannot find.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Fallen Angel -X View Post
I went form a 5850 to 6950

The 6950 at the same clocks as the 6970 is very close already (880/1375)

In games like crysis at stock my 6950 gets 42 avg

My 5850 at stock would get 35

Oced my 6950 gets 46 avg, where my 5850 oced gets 42 avg

How ever, the 6950 pulls ahead in dx11 games and such.

If you want i can do some benchies for you to compare

Cheers
That might be, but in CF 6950's are superior due CF scaling. Also, don't forget these cards are unlockable, for free performance

Here you can see how far ahead the 6950's are compared to 5870 CF. http://www.guru3d.com/article/radeon...firex-review/6

In the games that matters, you can clearly see the 6950's pulling ahead.

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Yea VRAM is something I am looking for, part of the reason of thinking of upgrading. OCd to 6870 clocks, they suck much more juice than a 5870?
In theory, a 800W should be plenty for 6950 CF and a few system overclocks. What I am not so certain about though, is the quality of your PSU.

From Guru3d: http://www.guru3d.com/article/radeon...irex-review/14
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Radeon HD 6950

On your average system the card requires you to have a 500 Watt power supply unit.
Radeon HD 6950 in CrossfireX

A second card requires you to add another ~160 Watts. You need a 650+ Watt power supply unit and if you use it in a high-end system a 800+ to a KiloWatt is recommended especially if you plan on any overclocking.

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Ok I'm sold. Will pick up a pair. Any specific brand recommended?
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Ok I'm sold. Will pick up a pair. Any specific brand recommended?
Any reference card will do, really. I do recommend Sapphire though.
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I recommend Sapphire or Asus or MSI, all great, I just went with Sapphire.

So you're going for 6970's? 6950's? or 6870's?

I should be grabbing a 2nd 6970 soon
    
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post #9 of 18
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6950s. Think I will go sapphire, love my HD5870s from them. Will probably flash them also. I would go 6970 only for the huge price difference. Did not really intend to upgrade also this gen, so will not go all out.
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Sounds good to me. Im in love with the GTX 570's for some reason though. I would give my left pinky for a couple of those right now. But PhysX is probably a big reason there, and you already have a PhysX card.
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