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post #11 of 21
Go CFX, they'll handle anything for a couple of years.


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post #12 of 21
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Originally Posted by Aznboy1993 View Post
Actually..quite the contrary. 5870s scale pretty well in 2x crossfire.
depends on what you consider to pretty well.... they're probably the worst scaling cards out of the last 2 generations.

And the drivers for them never matured, I don't care whatever some people with these setups say but the drivers are far from top notch.

I've had my 5870s for almost a year and I'm completely fed up with them, just waiting for a gtx 590.

@OP I really would urge you to spend the extra 100$ for 6950 CFX (essentially 6970 CFX) or just sell the card and get new high end card, and the same thing next year rinse and repeat.

E: also inb4 people going PEBKAC at me...
 
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post #13 of 21
^^ I get 80% + scaling with every game I play.
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post #14 of 21
I went from crossfired 5850s to a single 6950 2gb(unlocked shaders)...currently using eyefinity with 5040X1050..cant wait to get another 6950 for xfire... but for eyefinity resolutions it is sweet to have the extra vram...

For a single monitor setup...go with crossfired 5870s...but if you plan on tri monitor gaming...go with the 6950 series crossfire and never look back!!
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post #15 of 21
I agree with the majority in here, xfire it.
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post #16 of 21
Crossfire it. You'd only see a minor upgrade when going from a 5870 to a 6950/70 because the 69xx series was meant to replace the 58xx series. You would see an improvement in tessellations but not worth the increased wattage and cost...
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post #17 of 21
single 5870 is still very powerful card and it can perform pretty much everything. Older card doesn't always mean they're bad. Sometimes older 5 series offers better drivers for stability.
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post #18 of 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by soth7676 View Post
For a single monitor setup...go with crossfired 5870s...but if you plan on tri monitor gaming...go with the 6950 series crossfire and never look back!!
This. With income tax comming Im thinking about multi monitor and the 6950/6970 is the way to go.
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post #19 of 21
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Thanks guys I just bought another HIS 5870 off of Ocnewb in the for sale forum. Can't wait to get it and see the results!
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post #20 of 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by strap624 View Post
Thanks guys I just bought another HIS 5870 off of Ocnewb in the for sale forum. Can't wait to get it and see the results!
Smart move. Considering a 5970 still stomps the gtx 580, two high clocked 5870s should be more than enough for years.
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