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Does a 5970 OC match the performance of a 5870CF?

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And can a 5970 overclocked ever surpass a 5870x2 overclocked as well? Since some cards don't overclock well as others.
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I am just wondering this because the up coming 6990 and 590 will most likely be underclocked. I was wondering if I bought one of those babies and overclock it will it match a 6970x2 and 580x2 respectively? This is just an assumption that they will be 6970 and 580 doubled afterall.
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I have been able to match my 5970 to a pair of 5870s I used to have. I only have 1 5870 right now, but I know the 5970 could match with a good OC.
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At the same clocks, the 5970 will match 2 5870s.
    
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post #4 of 14
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I have been able to match my 5970 to a pair of 5870s I used to have. I only have 1 5870 right now, but I know the 5970 could match with a good OC.
Thanks, you can match it. But can you OC even more than just matching the stock performance of a 5870CF? That's kind of what I'm wondering. If yes, how far were you able to get to stable?
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post #5 of 14
Yes, you can go well and truly beyond 5870 speeds on a 5970. Check my 3D Mark links.
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But you can OC 5870's higher than a single 5970
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Originally Posted by ReignsOfPower View Post
Yes, you can go well and truly beyond 5870 speeds on a 5970. Check my 3D Mark links.
Thank you so much, exactly what I was looking for.
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But you can OC 5870's higher than a single 5970
Is this always true though?
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A dual card will typically do better in higher resolutions because of how it's VRAM works in contrast to the way it would on a CF/SLI setup.
In regards the 590 performing like dual 580's, it's unlikely. The 590 isn't likely going to be a dual 580 card, but rather a dual 570 or 560. I'd bet 570s. However, that being the case, it should perform as well.
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Quote:
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Is this always true though?
Usually but not always.
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