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Was wondering if anyone had info on when the 5970 price will drop? I have 2 5870s right now but crossfire has its issues =\\. Im debating selling both on ebay and buying a 5970. Right now the 5970 2gb sapphire is still around 600-650 CAD. Does the 5970 have good DX11 support?
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Was wondering if anyone had info on when the 5970 price will drop? I have 2 5870s right now but crossfire has its issues =\\. Im debating selling both on ebay and buying a 5970. Right now the 5970 2gb sapphire is still around 600-650 CAD. Does the 5970 have good DX11 support?
No
Sell one and buy one for trifire!!!!
DX11 support will be the same as with the rest of the 5000 series
    
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If you're looking for DX11 support, the 5970 isn't as good as the GTX 580. I know you want to get away from crossfire but the 5970 is still technically a crossfire card. I know the 6870's crossfire way better than the 5800 series and out perform a 5970.

Here is a cross review of the GTX 580, 6870 OC crossfire, and 5970.
    
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Was wondering if anyone had info on when the 5970 price will drop? I have 2 5870s right now but crossfire has its issues =\\. Im debating selling both on ebay and buying a 5970. Right now the 5970 2gb sapphire is still around 600-650 CAD. Does the 5970 have good DX11 support?
Keep in mind, that the 5970 is two 5870's at 5850 speeds [to keep temps and power usage down] in crossfire.

Pretty much if you have issues with crossfire now... you might bump into them again on the 5970.

In all honesty, if you can stomach the 5870's you have now until the newer 6990 is released... that would be your best bet imo..

There's always the option of the 580 for a single card solution so there is no risk of crossfire issues.. just throwing it out there :\\ [***this would be a downgrade in raw performance though***]
    
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5970 is still Xfired.

I would sell the 5870s and get two GTX 560s or get two 6850s which outperform 5870s in xfire.
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The 5970 is crossfired 5870's
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Nm.
Edited by jemping - 2/24/11 at 12:35pm
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The 5970 is crossfired 5870's underclocked to 5850 speeds
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Fixed
Not exactly see above
    
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i really want to avoid all crossfire ever again in my life lol. Do Nvidia cards perform better in SLI than ATI cards in crossfire? I have never gone to the nvidia side before.
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Not exactly see above
Yes you are correct, they are downclocked to 5850 frequencies.
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