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Soooo... deciding between getting 2x Club3D 5870's or the MSI GTX570 Twin Frozr II.
They are both the same price from where I am purchasing them.

5870 - http://www.prophecy.co.za/club3d-rad...e-p-90941.html

570 - http://www.prophecy.co.za/nvidia-gef...e-p-90309.html

Mainly gonna use them for BF3 and hoping for them to be able to play ES5 - Skyrim down the line.

What do you guys think?
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post #2 of 19
5870's would be more raw horsepower.
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Why would you buy you knowingly buy not one but two vid cards with 1gb vram these days (5870)?

Can instead I say get a 6970 or a 6950 if ya wanna save money? The 570 is a good card, but given its weakness with vrms, I can't recommend them at all.
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Is it really that big of a difference?
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What resolution you at? up to 1920x1080 res 1GB vram is fine any higher than that and you will wanna start looking at more vram.
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Might be 1920x1200. No more than that. Gotta ask my bro what screen his gonna be using.
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post #7 of 19
Why would you buy them if you already have a 6970?.. Just get a second 6970 =)
Edit: For somebody else?.. The 5870s are faster so get them. The 570 seems very overpriced.
    
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Originally Posted by fashric View Post
What resolution you at? up to 1920x1080 res 1GB vram is fine any higher than that and you will wanna start looking at more vram.
Some games use a lot more than 1gb at 1080p. The other obvious thing is why buy into a limitation when you don't have to?

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Might be 1920x1200. No more than that. Gotta ask my bro what screen his gonna be using.
Do your bro a solid and get him something that won't blow up or pigeon hole him by being vram choked.
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post #9 of 19
Well, two 5870 in crossfire is faster than a 5890 if you want to look at some benchmarks for comparison. The 5870 combo will walk all over the single 570 in a lot of games when you see good crossfire scaling but there are the pit falls of crossfire.

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Originally Posted by tsm106 View Post
Some games use a lot more than 1gb at 1080p. The other obvious thing is why buy into a limitation when you don't have to?
You are going to need to elaborate more to back up those claims.
Edited by BababooeyHTJ - 4/5/11 at 9:26am
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post #10 of 19
One 570 vs two 5870 or two of each? I would go for two 570s over two 5870 or two 5870s over one 570. However it is dependent on eyefinity, folding, and which main games you play. For example, I have three screens and would need ati eyefinity but need the folding power of nvidia cards.
    
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