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Currently I have my sig rig. I am looking to be upgrading in the next 6 months or so to a 2500K rig. I haven't been as up to date on the ATI cards since my 5870 is doing me pretty good for what I game. However, since I'll be getting new parts, I was wondering what would be the better plan:
  • Get an additional 5870 and CrossFire them
    or
  • Sell my current 5870 and get a single card in the 6000 series
    or
  • Sell my current 5870 and get 2 cards in the 6000 series for CrossFire

The main games I play always are: City of Heroes, GTA IV, Just Cause 2, World In Conflict. However, I also dabble in playing AvP, BBC2, L4D 1&2, Stalker games, and I just got Far Cry 2, Call of Juarez, Assassin's Creed, and Rainbow 6 Vegas 2 from Steam. I'm pretty happy with my performance, but was wondering if there is any reason to go Crossfire, and whether I should add to what I've got, or go something completely new.
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In a few months? Wait for the next gen of cards, coming in a few months too: HD7000 and Kepler.
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Well, decided to upgrade sooner than I thought, so could really use some feedback as to whether I should Crossfire or not. I would just be getting another one of these:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814125316

So should I Crossfire, or just stick with a single 5870?
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I think you should just stick with your 5870 for now and wait until the 7 series unless you really need a upgrade.
    
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Originally Posted by Demented View Post
Currently I have my sig rig. I am looking to be upgrading in the next 6 months or so to a 2500K rig. I haven't been as up to date on the ATI cards since my 5870 is doing me pretty good for what I game. However, since I'll be getting new parts, I was wondering what would be the better plan:
  • Get an additional 5870 and CrossFire them
    or
  • Sell my current 5870 and get a single card in the 6000 series
    or
  • Sell my current 5870 and get 2 cards in the 6000 series for CrossFire

The main games I play always are: City of Heroes, GTA IV, Just Cause 2, World In Conflict. However, I also dabble in playing AvP, BBC2, L4D 1&2, Stalker games, and I just got Far Cry 2, Call of Juarez, Assassin's Creed, and Rainbow 6 Vegas 2 from Steam. I'm pretty happy with my performance, but was wondering if there is any reason to go Crossfire, and whether I should add to what I've got, or go something completely new.
Excellent scaling in the games I highlighted, you're looking at an 80% increase.

Another 5870 will hold you over for a couple of years.
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Excellent scaling in the games I highlighted, you're looking at an 80% increase.

Another 5870 will hold you over for a couple of years.
Very good! I think I'll do it, just to do it. I've never Crossfired or used SLi when I was still nvidia. I'm really interested in the performance of the Sandy Bridge in conjunction with Crossfired 5870's!
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