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B-day coming up soon and i was thinking of upgrading my graphics card power. The 5870s are pretty cheap now and i was wondering if it was worth it to crossfire?

Im not sure how good the new ones are compared to my 5870 in single card set up. Budget is still unknown but i doubt anything above 300 bucks. Also can my PSU handle Xfire 5870s?

Thanks in advance.
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B-day coming up soon and i was thinking of upgrading my graphics card power. The 5870s are pretty cheap now and i was wondering if it was worth it to crossfire?

Im not sure how good the new ones are compared to my 5870 in single card set up. Budget is still unknown but i doubt anything above 300 bucks. Also can my PSU handle Xfire 5870s?

Thanks in advance.
The 5870 is still a very strong card and a 900W Antec will be able to handle these babies with no complications whatsoever.

Definitely worth to Crossfire them.

From Guru3d:

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Radeon HD 5870
The card requires you to have a 500 Watt power supply unit at minimum if you use it in a high-end system. That power supply needs to have (in total accumulated) at least 40 Amps available on the +12 volt rails.
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Radeon HD 5870 CrossfireX (2-way)
A second card requires you to add another 188 Watts. You need a 700+ Watt power supply unit if you use it in a high-end system. That power supply needs to have (in total accumulated) at least 55~60 Amps available on the +12 volt rails.
http://www.guru3d.com/article/radeon...-test-review/3
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hmm interesting, thanks for the info on power requirements.
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Yeah, no problem. If there's anything else, feel free to ask.
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