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Poll Results: Which should I add to my system.

 
  • 44% (13)
    Add another 5870
  • 24% (7)
    HD 6950/70
  • 31% (9)
    Wait for 28nm
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post #11 of 19
I voted wait for 28nm. Your not gonna see much if any upgrading to 6950 and only slightly to 6970. Cross firing is kinda pointless too. My card can do at least 1000/1375, but I never OC it a bit in games. No need to.
post #12 of 19
crossfire them, I got my second card for $150 last month. 2x5870's is worth every penny.
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post #13 of 19
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Originally Posted by gooface View Post
crossfire them, I got my second card for $150 last month. 2x5870's is worth every penny.
I can see this too, just because the price is so good. But dont go 6950 or 6970 and expect big gains.
post #14 of 19
I was in the same boat as you like maybe two weeks ago. And I went ahead and took the leap for the crossfire setup. And I haven't looked back. Gigabyte makes a 5870 that like $180 after rebate. And it has an awesome heat sink on it.
post #15 of 19
I'm going to add another (or maybe a 4GB 5970) when I see a good sale price. No real need in it atm, but I'm planning on a custom 3 projector eyefinity with some warping/blend software. So in the long run, I'll need the extra graphical horsepower just like you do.

Otherwise, I'll be waiting for the 7k series.
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post #16 of 19
Some games crossfire works great, others its very buggy. I would advise against x2 5870s unless you can get the other card for a great price. The extra fps isnt worth the problems that seem to come with crossfire IMO.
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post #17 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dtrain View Post
How's your FPS in games, I can't find any updated/recent 5870 benchmarks as of recent. Would you mind telling me numbers or give me a benchmark.



If I can find a 5870 for cheap I think I'm going to buy it if not I think upgrading to a flashes HD 6950 would improve FPS by a little for I can hold off until 7XXX.
For me, my HD 5870 2GB's in crossfire give me around:

BF:BC2
4320x900, 8xAA/16xAF, Max Settings, HBAO On = 70-80 FPS

Crysis: Warhead
4320x900, 2xAA/16xAF, Enthusiast Settings = ~40 FPS

Haven't really checked the performance on other games but they are not choppy at all and I play them all at max settings at 4320x900 with max AF and usually some AA.
post #18 of 19
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Think I'm going to add another HD 5870 and then wait until next 8XXX/7XX personally, seems like the best option I believe, also got to get me a new case.
    
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post #19 of 19
Yep you made the right choice. The price to performance on these cards now is ridiculous.
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