Best Performance - 2x ATI 5870s or GTX 295 Tags: Graphics Cards Gtx Performance ATI Graphics Last response: November 25, 2009 3:49 PM in Graphics & Displays Share tmartell November 25, 2009 2:04:14 PM What would have better performance - a single GTX 295 or dual ATI 5870s? More about : performance ati 5870s gtx 295 jennyh a b U Graphics card November 25, 2009 2:17:00 PM A single 5870 is almost as good as a gtx295, so two are clearly a long way better. Unless you play Last Remnant exclusively. rawsteel November 25, 2009 2:17:53 PM dual 5870 - period Related resources 2x BFG GTX295 in 2-way SLi with MSI X58-Pro-E? - Forum Are 2x 8800 ultras > GTX 295 ? - Forum HD 5970 over GTX 295 ? - Forum GTX 295 or HD5970? - Forum 2x HD 5970 or 2x 295 GTX - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer rawsteel November 25, 2009 2:19:07 PM jennyh you are so affected I see Relax, I don't believe in Toms benchmarks long time ago . They are either idiots or biased. I leave this to them to choose tmartell November 25, 2009 2:20:59 PM I am looking at just ordering a system from Alienware instead of building it myself... they are charging $550 to go from a single 5870 to dual 5870s which seems like a big markup. Is there anything tricky I am missing or can I just pick up a second 5870 myself and install it? jennyh a b U Graphics card November 25, 2009 2:21:15 PM I know THG is biased, it always has been. I'm just getting increasingly annoyed at it lol. jennyh a b U Graphics card November 25, 2009 2:22:19 PM $550 does seem a lot. These parts are in high demand, but yes I'm sure you can just get a second 5870 and install it yourself. jay2tall a c 140 U Graphics card November 25, 2009 2:29:53 PM Um.. a single 5870 performs on par with a gtx295. tmartell November 25, 2009 2:31:24 PM I had a hard time finding a direct comparison of the GTX295 and the 5870, so just wanted to confirm. Now I just have to figure out what to do about slots on the motherboard... the alienware comps only support 2 slots, so if I dual the graphics cards I have to use the onboard sound, which is annoying. jay2tall a c 140 U Graphics card November 25, 2009 3:20:08 PM Alienware has a HUGE markup. I'd go with another brand to be honest. Even a Dell XPS, even though they own Alienware. Asus makes some sweet machines. sunnyp_343 November 25, 2009 3:22:22 PM can 5870 run crysis on very high setting on 19" lcd obsidian86 a b U Graphics card November 25, 2009 3:49:24 PM on a 19" lcd you will need a strong cpu Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources 2x ATI Radeon HD 5870 Or 2x nVidia GTX 285 OC Forum Are 2x 8800 ultras > GTX 295 ? Forum 4870x2 in quadfire vs a 295 or the new 5800 Forum Triple CrossFire 5870s and HX1000 . Forum 5870 Trifire vs 5970 Xfire vs GTX 480 SLI Performance Heat and Noise? Forum 4 way sli Cassified, two gtx 295 s or 4 gtx 285s ??? Forum 5970x2 vs gtx 295 quad sli Forum Can i or Can i not use Nvidia 295 GTX ! Please help :s Forum Nvidia 295 Gtx - Questions!! Forum 5870 vs 4870X2 vs GTX 295 Forum GTX 295 Graphics Card Forum Need a card By lt_dan_zsu, 1 hour ago: It looks like the 7850 is a little higher, but it's nothing... Forum Ati dx11 or nvidia dx 11 ?? Forum [Solved] ATI Radeon 5850 crossfire x Forum [Solved] 5870 vs single 285 GTX for Autocad Forum More resources Read discussions in other Graphics & Displays categories Ati GPUs Graphics Cards Gtx HD Monitors SLI Crossfire Tuner Cards Radeon Video Diamond Multimedia Matrox Nvidia Palit PowerColor Asus Games !