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How should I upgrade from my 5970??

Poll Results: How to uprade?

Poll expired: May 1, 2011  
  • 21% (3)
    Trifire with a 5870
  • 7% (1)
    Quadfire like a champ with a 5970
  • 14% (2)
    Upgrade to 6K Series
  • 57% (8)
    Dont worry about upgrading
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post #1 of 8
Thread Starter 
So Im looking to upgrade my rigs graphics for some titles this year. I don't get to game terribly often, so when I do I like my graphics pristine and perfect. That being said I suspect a couple of titles will push my 5970 so I want to upgrade.

What Im wondering is if I should:
1. Grab a 5870 to trifire with
2. Grab another 5970 and quadfire like a champ
3. Upgrade to 6k series
4. Not worry about it because games aren't going to push that hard

Any input on this would be nice. Oh and if you vote, can you please comment on why you voted that way too. Especially on the 6K series as I haven't payed a whole lot of attention to them.

EDIT: Money isn't a huge deal, but id rather not spend more than $300 out of pocket.
Edited by NameUnknown - 4/14/11 at 7:31pm
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post #2 of 8
Unfortunately there is no poll - that being said - I would just stick with what you have or grab another 5870 since they are fairly inexpensive and go that route. 5970's are champs for cards and should beast most any game out there at your resolution. Quad fire from what I've read has lots of issues, tri-fire is pretty much the highest you want to go to get proper GPU utilization.
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post #3 of 8
i would personally save my money until a little later down the line.
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post #4 of 8
2 x 5970's .

Dont go 6k series , no reason too .. 2x5970's will be pretty much faster than everything including 2x6970's by a big margin .

5970 is beast , dont get rid of it .. get another .
    
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post #5 of 8
I had 2x5970 and even though it is a monster setup, scaling isn't all that great.
Now that I have upgraded to 2x6990, the scaling is awesome and 11.4 drivers are great.
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post #6 of 8
Anything past Tri-Fire for the HD 5x00 series is pointless since the scaling is terrible then. If anything I'd add another HD 5870 or just wait for the HD 7990 that will probably release Q1 2012. The HD 5970 is still a beast of a card.
post #7 of 8
Actually, two 6970s are better than a 5970. Why? You have 2gb of video memory- meaning higher resolution capability.

I run a 5970 and 5870 and it works wonderfully But I really doubt you need the 5870 though. The 5970 is an amazing card and should and probably will be able to run titles for 2011 just fine. I would save your money and if it cant run the games like you want, then upgrade..
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post #8 of 8
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So im getting the feeling the consensus is that it wont be necessary?
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