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I know there's benchmarks out there but they're using pretty old drivers. For the most part, it gives a performance boost, but I got some cash lying around, I'm owed some more and my birthday is coming up soon. I was thinking about picking another 5970 in a couple months because they're getting pretty cheap now.

ANYWAY, does anyone have Quadfire 5970's that could run some benchies for me?

Thanks!
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I don't think anyone is going to recommend quadfiring that card, even with new drivers. I don't think those cards scaled very well at all. Tri-fire was alright it most cases, but quad didn't have very much benefit for the cost. Just what I have read before. New drivers might make a difference now, but I would still find it hard to believe that it would be worth it.
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I don't think anyone is going to recommend quadfiring that card, even with new drivers. I don't think those cards scaled very well at all. Tri-fire was alright it most cases, but quad didn't have very much benefit for the cost. Just what I have read before. New drivers might make a difference now, but I would still find it hard to believe that it would be worth it.
yea the 5970s had bad scaling, if i were you id invest in maybe a 69xx series or 2 monitors for eyefinity
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yea the 5970s had bad scaling, if i were you id invest in maybe a 69xx series or 2 monitors for eyefinity
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I don't think anyone is going to recommend quadfiring that card, even with new drivers. I don't think those cards scaled very well at all. Tri-fire was alright it most cases, but quad didn't have very much benefit for the cost. Just what I have read before. New drivers might make a difference now, but I would still find it hard to believe that it would be worth it.
Yep, that's what I thought the community might say.

I usually skip a generation so this is more of a longevity thing, also thinking of eyefinity so the extra horsepower would help, I 'spose I could just pick up a 5870 and tri-fire seeing as my 5970 is at 5870 speeds.

Hmmmmm
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Another 5870 is the way to go here. Plus the vram of 1gb will limit the horse power of two 5970s for eyefinity.

I scored 43,000P in Vantage with a 5970 and 5870 in trifire. The scaling is pretty good with three cards.
    
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I had that setup for a short period and trust my, your better off adding a 5870 for some trifire. You do get a little better on the benchmarks but they didnt do so well with the games. At least for games. Trifire will definitely not disappoint.
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I had that setup for a short period and trust my, your better off adding a 5870 for some trifire. You do get a little better on the benchmarks but they didnt do so well with the games. At least for games. Trifire will definitely not disappoint.
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Another 5870 is the way to go here. Plus the vram of 1gb will limit the horse power of two 5970s for eyefinity.

I scored 43,000P in Vantage with a 5970 and 5870 in trifire. The scaling is pretty good with three cards.
Cool, thanks guys! +rep to everyone who helped
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