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I have a 5750 and I am struggling between two choices

1 - buy another 5750 for crossfire

2 - sell my 5750 and just go for a 6870

You guys should know my plans. I am not a major gamer, just intermediate. I have been waiting for years for the game I like to play to come out. Diablo 3. Once that game is out I will probably be playing it a lot. Unfortunately Diablo 3 hasn't released its minimum specs. That being said I'm sure my 5750 would do just fine in crossfire for Diablo 3...Just not positive. I plan to run on a 23 inch 1080p LCD monitor too.

With all that being said,

order the other 5750 OR

sale my current one and just get the 6870?
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sell and go with the 6870. it has dx11 support, and will leave for more upgrade-ability in the future.

you will always see better performance from a single card over a cfx or sli setup
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Although getting a second 5750 most definately would work, I would go with the 6870. More power and the ability to crossfire it later down the road.
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Although getting a second 5750 most definately would work, I would go with the 6870. More power and the ability to crossfire it later down the road.
exactly this.
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sell and go with the 6870. it has dx11 support, and will leave for more upgrade-ability in the future.

you will always see better performance from a single card over a cfx or sli setup
While I agree he should go with the 6870, I disagree on your second point. If that were the case, why is the forum full of people with sli and xfire setups?

I know what you mean, but you may confuse someone who's making their first video card purchase if you make a blanket statement like that.

Sometimes two cards is the way to go.
    
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While I agree he should go with the 6870, I disagree on your second point. If that were the case, why is the forum full of people with sli and xfire setups?

I know what you mean, but you may confuse someone who's making their first video card purchase if you make a blanket statement like that.

Sometimes two cards is the way to go.
when doing cfx or sli setup, using 2 cards that aren't exactly the same sometimes produce problems, so it is usually easier to go single card setup. i agree that what i said was quite a generalization, but 2x 5750s won't come close to 1x 6870.

honestly, you will see extremely similar performance from either setup.

price-wise, 6870 is slightly better (if you were to sell 5750)
single 6870 ~$210
dual 5750 ~$225
(prices based on averages in google shopping)
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