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So i jumped on that deal the other day on newegg for the 2GB 5870's i bought them and are crossfired currently. I however have my older 1GB 5870 still. I told a friend i would sell it to him for 150 but should i throw it in my machine to trifire? I am currently running 1920*1200 but am thinking about a 30 inch and running at 2560*1600

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2 5870's should still be able to handle that res on a 30" no problem. If it were me I would sell the 1GB card and recoup some of my expenses.
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2 5870's should still be able to handle that res on a 30" no problem. If it were me I would sell the 1GB card and recoup some of my expenses.
All ready playing games that cant max though. Games that are optimized yeah it rocks but others that aren't :/ although trifire probably wont help that.
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Whaaaat? What games are you not smashing on? The only games that I see you not being able to max out are maybe some games that are not crossfire capable but even then. The 58xx are supposed to be some heavy hitting cards though, so I would think that one would work ok as well. Hell, I use to use almost all max setting with my 5770 with a slight OC.
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Whaaaat? What games are you not smashing on? The only games that I see you not being able to max out are maybe some games that are not crossfire capable but even then. The 58xx are supposed to be some heavy hitting cards though, so I would think that one would work ok as well. Hell, I use to use almost all max setting with my 5770 with a slight OC.
http://www.overclock.net/12568563-post13.html
Rift maxed out is hard on a system
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Yea hadn't played Rift yet. Some games I am sure will be more taxing than others. I don't think its lack of machine power though. I lean more towards misuse of graphics engine. But ALMOST and card crossfired should be able to handle any game maxed. (note the almost).
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