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. m 0 l rawsteel November 25, 2009 2:17:53 PM dual 5870 - period m 0 l Related resources 2x GTX 465 vs. 2x GTX 295 - Forum GTX 295 to GTX 770 Noticable Performance increase? - Forum Is a 850W PSU good enough for a 2x ATI R2 290x or 2x GTX 780? - Forum 2x BFG GTX295 in 2-way SLi with MSI X58-Pro-E? - Forum GTX 295 vs 2x GTX 275 - 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 m 0 l 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? m 0 l 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. m 0 l 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. m 0 l jay2tall a c 147 U Graphics card November 25, 2009 2:29:53 PM Um.. a single 5870 performs on par with a gtx295. m 0 l 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. m 0 l jay2tall a c 147 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. m 0 l sunnyp_343 November 25, 2009 3:22:22 PM can 5870 run crysis on very high setting on 19" lcd m 0 l obsidian86 a b U Graphics card November 25, 2009 3:49:24 PM on a 19" lcd you will need a strong cpu m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Solved2x GTX 670 running on PCI 2.0 x8 - Will PCI 3.0 at x8 or x16 improve performance? Forum SolvedThe best GPU: AMD R9 295x2 Vs the GTX 790? Forum SolvedASUS P9X79 WS with 2x SSD Samsung Evo 254 GB - Best Performance Storage (RAID 0?) Forum Looking for a budget graphics card. Can my 650w psu run 2x gtx 295? Forum SolvedLow performance : SLI nvidia 295 gtx Forum Best ATI drivers for 5870s in crossfire Forum Getting rid of 2x GTX 295's, looking for advice on a few things. Forum Solvedwhich is best , 2x GTX 780 in SLI or a single 780ti Forum 2x Gtx 295 vs 2x GTX 580 Forum 2x HD 5970 or 2x 295 GTX Forum Are 2x 8800 ultras > GTX 295? Forum Are 2x 8800 ultras > GTX 295? Forum My 3d Mark 06 Score is low for 2x GTX 295's SLI Forum What do you all think? i7 920, GTX 295, 2x OCZ Vertex RAID Forum [SOLD] (2x) EVGA GeForce GTX 295 PLUS EDITION with Backplates 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 !