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Will there a difference if I choose either the 5970 or 5850 as the main card? Also will there be a performance impact on the 5970 at x8?

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post #2 of 6
Either configuration is equal.
You main card would the one on the top though. ANd you'll have to hook up your screen(s) to it.

The performance drop between x16 and x8 is negligible.
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Originally Posted by Kerian View Post
Either configuration is equal.
You main card would the one on the top though. ANd you'll have to hook up your screen(s) to it.

The performance drop between x16 and x8 is negligible.
Even tho the HD 5970 is a dual GPU card?
     
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post #4 of 6
Yes.
I'm 100% positive about that. I also have my 5870 on top of my 5970.

I didn't see any difference in benchmarks like Vantage or Unigine
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And thus I saw you also have the same cooler for your 5970 as mine.
And you will have no other choicie than to put your 5970 below your 5850 if there is no extra slot in between your two PCI-E slots.
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post #6 of 6
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Kerian View Post
Yes.
I'm 100% positive about that. I also have my 5870 on top of my 5970.

I didn't see any difference in benchmarks like Vantage or Unigine
K thanks alot, then Im going to free up space on my motherboard! Time to get a long CF bridge
     
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