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hey guys,
Well im looking into getting another 5870 to crossfire. As we all know it seems the 6800 and 6900 series scaled wonderfull. What im wondering is if any of you 5870 crossfire owners have seen an improvment with the newer drivers for crossfire? do you know of any recent benchmarks to show with the 11.4beta? From what i understand as far as the scaling for the 6800and 6900 cards its more of a software update, yes obviously the 6900 has new archtiechure but the 6800s arent that far off from the 5800s and they seem to scale better. so ulitmatly, has this improved scaling trickled down to the 5800 yet??
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5870s scale beautifully. At least they did for me. So far I had up to 3 in CFX and they were awesome.

I would stay away from the 11.4s though. I installed them with my current setup and lost 60FPS (from 105+ avg to 49+avg) in BC2. 11.2 Has been solid since I installed them last week. If you have any issues I would use the 10.5a drivers. Hands down the best drivers I have used. Old but if it's not broke don't fix it!
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Just got my 2nd 5870 here. Working well for me. I don't think the scaling is as good at the 6XXX series from what I hear, but the upgrade only cost me $190 and the performance increase was huge, well worth it IMO. Performance in Furmark and 3dmark was nearly doubled, as far as average framerates go. Those 5870's are only getting cheaper so it's becoming a very viable option. Crossfire 5870's still make a beastly setup, even a single 5870 will max everything out at 1080p @ 4x AA.
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sounds pretty good, thanks for you help guys. You dont know of any recently runned benches that would show how these with newer drivers?
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yea what these guys said... I got all sad when the 6xxx series came out, but really no reason to upgrade... 5870CF is still a great setup and there is hardly anything that can choke em out
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I believe this is the post you are looking for.

http://www.overclock.net/12707804-post31.html

Finally getting awesome performance in DA2 with the new 11.4's too.
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that looks pretty decent, thanks for that post!
    
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