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5970x2 vs gtx 295 quad sli

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January 1, 2010 9:03:35 AM

which one is better for gaming a gtx 295 sli or 5970 x2 what is physx and will physx games run on radeon cards like batman .. and what psu will be required for these graphics card
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January 1, 2010 10:23:16 AM

If you dont have an i7 920 @ 4ghz or similar/better cpu (1366) with 6/12gb ram and windows 7 then dont bother with those cards for one
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January 1, 2010 10:33:57 AM

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If you want TRUE power wait for the oncoming nvidia cards ^^ And SLi 2 of those xD


yeah an wait until March, we don't even know how we l they will perform

@OP the 2 x 5970 would stomp the 2 x GTX295, though unless you have a 2560x1600 monitor there really isn't any point

just go for a single 5970 you should find the peformance plenty
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January 2, 2010 8:12:01 AM

apache_lives said:
If you dont have an i7 920 @ 4ghz or similar/better cpu (1366) with 6/12gb ram and windows 7 then dont bother with those cards for one


actually i am getting core i7 extreme edition 975 stock ghz not overclocked,12gb ddr3 ram corsair. 2tb seagate hard drive,1250 watts psu cooler master and wanted to know which graphics card to get i am planning on buying these in mid of jan .
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January 2, 2010 9:26:57 AM

Only a rich retard will consider two bleeding 5970's.......one 5870 is enough for 2560. Two are total overkill unless using three screens. Four? Thats just retarded.
i7 920
Any X58 board
6GB 1066
One 5970.
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January 2, 2010 12:26:23 PM

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Physx is an Nvidia technology, so ATI cards are not compatible. However Physx is a considered a gimmick as there isnt many games that support it.


While ATI cards may not have physx support, some ATI Sapphire cards do support physics calculations, allowing physx to actually be used.

At least I'm sure that's what it does. It's listed as a feature on the cards website, anyway.

Just saying
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January 2, 2010 3:43:20 PM

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^ waste of money
A 1250w PSU is not needed, a 600-700w PSU will suffice.

The i7 975 costs way more than the i7 925 for a small performance. You can manually overclock the i7 925 to the 975 specification on a stock cooler and stock voltages saving you hundreds of $$$.

Seems like you have no clue what you are doing and you buy the most expensive stuff thinking bigger is better, you ignore value for money completely.

thanks man.
i will get a 700watts psu but the problem is i dont know how to overclock . :D  i didnt had any idea though, i havent build a system so far in my life ,only bought company modded , so thanks , bro
I want to make it future proof the system i am using currently is following:


intel e7400 standard clock
2gb ram 250gb hard disk
512 mb 9800gt
500watts psu
not so good for gaming
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a b U Graphics card
January 2, 2010 3:55:07 PM

1. There is no such thing as a 5970x2. Do you mean two 5970s?
2. 1x 5870 ~ 1x GTX295, 1x 5970 ~ 2x underclocked 5870s ~ 2xGTX295
A single overclocked 5970 would already be equal to two GTX295s in Quad SLi.

Two overclocked 5970s would be equivalent to four GTX295s in Octo-Sli

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January 2, 2010 5:03:30 PM

I'd recommend a 5970 with a dedicated physX card, like a 250gt.

You'd get monster performance, directX11 and physX. When reading the Batman benchmarks, it was learned that a low end PhysX card in tandom with a high end card performs really well.

Here is a how to guide to making it work: http://www.overclock.net/graphics-cards-general/633137-...
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January 2, 2010 5:13:09 PM

Bluescreendeath said:
1. There is no such thing as a 5970x2. Do you mean two 5970s?
2. 1x 5870 ~ 1x GTX295, 1x 5970 ~ 2x underclocked 5870s ~ 2xGTX295
A single overclocked 5970 would already be equal to two GTX295s in Quad SLi.

Two overclocked 5970s would be equivalent to four GTX295s in Octo-Sli


I could have sworn that the 295 was like the 5970 in that it's a single card with two GPU's on it.
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January 2, 2010 5:27:36 PM

bystander said:
I'd recommend a 5970 with a dedicated physX card, like a 250gt.

You'd get monster performance, directX11 and physX. When reading the Batman benchmarks, it was learned that a low end PhysX card in tandom with a high end card performs really well.

Here is a how to guide to making it work: http://www.overclock.net/graphics-cards-general/633137-...



Hmmm, how can you run the 250 GT (I think you mean GTS 250) and 5970 together?


Do some research next time, it's impossible, unlocked drivers don't support the 5970.
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a c 216 U Graphics card
January 2, 2010 5:30:38 PM

I gave you a link on how to do it. I currently do it with a 5870 and a 8800gt

You use normal drivers for the 5970.

You use older drivers for the 250 with a little hack applied to it.
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a c 216 U Graphics card
January 2, 2010 6:25:16 PM

PhysX adds features not performance.
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January 2, 2010 6:43:10 PM

bystander said:
I could have sworn that the 295 was like the 5970 in that it's a single card with two GPU's on it.


A 5970 is similar to a GTX295 in the sense that they're both two GPUs on 1 card. However, performance wise, a single 5970 OCed is equal to two GTX295s in Quad SLi.

A single 5870 has 1600 stream processors, and is equal a 4870x2, which has 2x800 sp's. A 4870x2 is equal to a GTX295.

A single 5970 has 2x1600 sp's, and is basically equal to two 5870s underclocked, making it equivalent to two under clocked GTX295s in QuadSLi.
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January 2, 2010 8:07:43 PM

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Does not make Phsyx value for money when you are already splashing out on ATI's most biggest and expensive video card.....now does it?


When the OP is contemplating running 5970s in CF or 295s in SLI, I figured he is the type that wants it all. As in both PhysX features, like you see in Batman, and DirectX 11 features with top performance.

If you get a 5970, you get the performance, but you can't run PhysX on most physX games. If you get the 295, you can't run DirectX 11, like in Dirt 2 or other newer games coming out.

Getting a single 5970 along with a dedicated physX card, which doesn't have to be as powerful as a GTS 250 will do it all, and save him money.

You can even scrap an old 8800GT or what ever older physX card you might already own.
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a c 216 U Graphics card
January 2, 2010 8:21:41 PM

Well, he is also considering an i7 975 extreme addition. I personally don't see this guy as a value hunter. He wants performance, and he has the money. I figured I'd recommend what is in his interest, even if it doesn't make sense to us.

Besides, he could have an older physX card already on another system. You can scrap that item for free, if that's the case.
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January 3, 2010 6:41:10 AM

I have decided to buy the following things :
core i7 950
8gb ddr3 ram
1tb hard drive
5970 and 8800gtx
750watts psu

and a hp i7 laptop :-D
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