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5970 vs GTX 285 SLi ?

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January 17, 2010 5:59:40 PM

5970 vs GTX 285 SLi, who wins, by how much roughly?

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a c 216 U Graphics card
January 17, 2010 6:14:15 PM

It would appear the 5970 would win: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-hd-5970,2474...

The only place I saw the 285 SLI beating it was when physX is a factor, such as the 3dmark vantage.
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January 17, 2010 6:23:05 PM

The gtx 285 in sli would perform slightly less than a 5970 because the 5970 @ stock is 2 5850s. If you already have a 2 gtx 285s DO NOT upgrade, but if you are stuck picking between the 2 the 5970 is a better buy with dx11, eyefinity, more performance and cheaper!
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a b U Graphics card
January 17, 2010 9:23:25 PM

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HD 5970 rapes GTX 285. And its much smarter to go for a dual GPU instead of SLi


I would disagree. My 8800 GTS 512mbs are doing fine in the driver area but my friend's 9800 GX2 isn't, at all. (Still can't play Dragon Age: Origins with any form of scaling)
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a b U Graphics card
January 17, 2010 11:52:09 PM

AN OCd 5970 actually can beat out quad SLId 295's. so the 5970 is way ahead of dual SLI 285's.
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January 18, 2010 12:00:36 AM

5970. And yes, X2 cards are almost always better than sli or xfire solutions.
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a c 271 U Graphics card
January 18, 2010 12:04:18 AM

AMW1011 said:
I would disagree. My 8800 GTS 512mbs are doing fine in the driver area but my friend's 9800 GX2 isn't, at all. (Still can't play Dragon Age: Origins with any form of scaling)

And if one of your GPU's was to go pop you could remove the faulty card and still have a usable system but if a dual GPU card goes wrong and you remove it...
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a b U Graphics card
January 18, 2010 12:07:13 AM

personally, i would rather have a dual card system than a dual GPU card. if i had the cash, id buy the dual GPU since it would be cheaper. but id rather get one card now, and another later (exactly what i intend on doing with my 5870)

plus, dual card systems just look cooler....
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a b U Graphics card
January 18, 2010 12:45:40 AM

Mousemonkey said:
And if one of your GPU's was to go pop you could remove the faulty card and still have a usable system but if a dual GPU card goes wrong and you remove it...


That is a good point, though I'm not sure whether the card wouldn't just run as a single card. I suppose not.
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a b U Graphics card
January 18, 2010 12:46:40 AM

welshmousepk said:
personally, i would rather have a dual card system than a dual GPU card. if i had the cash, id buy the dual GPU since it would be cheaper. but id rather get one card now, and another later (exactly what i intend on doing with my 5870)

plus, dual card systems just look cooler....


Yeah I'm one of the few people who buy two cards at once.
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a c 271 U Graphics card
January 18, 2010 2:32:38 AM

AMW1011 said:
Yeah I'm one of the few people who buy two cards at once.

I'm the other one.
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January 29, 2010 4:05:42 PM

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January 29, 2010 4:06:23 PM

So the ati card is roughly -5 to +30% faster depending on benchmark?
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