HD 5970 performs like 2 HD 5850's in CF so its about 10% slower than 2 HD 5870s in CF.However the advantage of getting 1 HD 5970 is that it requires one PCI-E 16x slot also its less noisier than 2 HD 5870s and performance wise,the difference between
1 HD 5970 and 2 5870's in CF isn't very much,so i choose 1 HD 5970,i think its even cheaper too
I would agree with you except 5970's are next to impossible to find. Prior to Christmas there seemed to be about 5 vendors selling the 5970's. Now NewEgg is showing discontinued, Amazon is down to 1 vendor, BuildEgg was showing none, etc.
I'm wondering if the 5970's have run into some type of serious problem and vendors aren't selling until the problem is fixed. Just find it odd that vendors have disappeared.
Maybe I should wait a couple of weeks before I purchase another system?