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I am getting really sick of the problems I am running in to when trying to crossfire my 5850's. Lockups, no post, game crashes exc. I am about ready to sell both my 5850s and get a gtx 570. Should I do it? Is it worth it? Or should I get a 6970 instead? I am just fed up with the issues crossfire and ati drivers bring

Let me know what you think the best solution is!


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do it. you will be much happier.
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post #3 of 20
sell the cards and get a 6950, not 6970. The price is not worth the performance gain.
You can also cf another one later, it has superior scaling to the 5850
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sell the cards and get a 6950, not 6970. The price is not worth the performance gain.
You can also cf another one later, it has superior scaling to the 5850
A 570 can be had for around $30 more than a 6950 and is considerably faster from what I am seeing.
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sell the cards and get a 6950, not 6970. The price is not worth the performance gain.
You can also cf another one later, it has superior scaling to the 5850
Why would you recommend CF when he said that he wants to jump ship from a CF setup because of bad drivers?

I'd really recommend a single, strong nvidia card. I came from a 5770 CF setup where I had tons of stuttering. The 570 can run most games at max settings without any issues.


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Or should I get a 6970 instead?
Only reasons to get a 6970 over a 570 is for multi-monitor or resolutions above 2560x1600 when the 2gb of vram give it the advantage. If not the 570 has more features.
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Only reasons to get a 6970 over a 570 is for multi-monitor or resolutions above 2560x1600 when the 2gb of vram give it the advantage. If not the 570 has more features.
Is there any games I am going to see a noticeable difference going from my crossfire to the 570 performance wise? For example I play crysis, bc2, black ops, dragon age 1&2(soon!) maxed now. Can a 570 handle this like my crossfire did?
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You'll play all those games no prob. Crysis might be slower though
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I love my 570. That combined with an ASUS 120Hz monitor and now my games run with a liquid-like smoothness I have never seen before. I recently made a couple of changes and all my machines now have EVGA nVidia cards. Couldn't be happier.
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Well ... compared to when the 5850's are running right, a 570 isn't going to be as fast. In fact I rather doubt that a 580 would even be as fast as two 5850's in most cases.

However, in terms of 'max playable settings', a 570 should be reasonably close to what you'd be able to run currently.

If your current rig is driving you nuts, and you've tried everything you can think of to fix it ... I'd probably go for the switch. Personally I didn't have many problems w/my 5850's in crossfire, but ...
    
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