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i'm already setup for eyefinity and want to be able to continue to do so. which is my better situation? res will be 5040x1050
another 5770 and cf or a single 6950 or something else? would like to keep it $300>
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post #2 of 23
6950 for sure, and if you want a little more performance but a little over 300 then go for the 6970
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post #3 of 23
Check out some benchmarks. Sure I've heard that Crossfire doesn't scale as well in Eyefinity but the best option will probably still be the 5770. No point splashing out the cash on a new gen card when crossfired 5770 will do as good a job.
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I'm a huge fan of Crossfired 5770's but the 6950's 2GB of VRAM can help a lot with eyefinity.
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post #5 of 23
2Gb > 1Gb, I'd splurge for the 6XXX.
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If your going to spend money, buy new tech...
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If he crossfires wont he have 2GB total on the 5770s?
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post #8 of 23
Quote:
Originally Posted by Poppinj View Post
If he crossfires wont he have 2GB total on the 5770s?
No, memory doesn't add up in crossfire.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Poppinj View Post
If he crossfires wont he have 2GB total on the 5770s?
No, they use AFR (Alternate Frame Rendering) so it would only count as 1GB because each card renders a frame independently. Each card needs to render the whole three screens at once.
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post #10 of 23
Go for the 5770 CF, I got to run my friends Eyefinity set up with my CF just fine and one of my cards is a 5750. I say just upgrade later on once something a lot better comes out. The only reason I would think of upgrading is for the extra ram which should definitely help with running the set up.
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