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2 4870x2 vs a single 5970?

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February 7, 2010 2:04:35 PM

hi,
has anyone seen benchmarks comparing the 5970 to a dual 4870x2 configuration?

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a b U Graphics card
February 7, 2010 2:11:04 PM

In a perfect scaling world the 4870x2's should win. However I would expect, without having seen any specific benchmarks for the 5970 to win due solely as it is easier to use it's full power.
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February 7, 2010 2:13:48 PM

is it worthit to sell a 4870x2 and get a 5970?

im noticing that most games, esp the newer ones are just now starting to use the 4000 series graphics cards from ati for instance.. in addition to others..
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a b U Graphics card
February 7, 2010 2:32:34 PM

Nope, I wouldn't sell it.

I doubt you are experiencing any real slowness in fps are you? I would wait till later on this year and see how things stand.

Prices for one will probably have dropped.
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February 7, 2010 2:36:49 PM

well I just finished mass effect 2 with a steady 60 fps ad 2048x1152...
so not really..the only game that seems to have fps issues is crysis for some reason..they fluctuate a lot from 60 fps to 15 in a matter of seconds..
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a b U Graphics card
February 7, 2010 2:41:09 PM

Id wait til th next gen gents, those are fine cards, and the 5870, fermi etc on up wont be needed til next gen, when games will finally need more
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February 7, 2010 2:56:52 PM

I wonder if I will be able to play crysis 2 or avp with max settings using these cards
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a b U Graphics card
February 7, 2010 3:38:17 PM

Crysis 2 is unknown as although they state the pc version will be for the pc it is also a cross platform version so who knows.

Obviously with AVP it might use some dx11 stuff but I am not sure how much and if it will be noticable. Really you have nothing to lose by waiting until the time that you cannot get the performance you want.
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a b U Graphics card
February 7, 2010 4:50:06 PM

The tessellation on AvP will probably need a 5850 minimum to use it fully.
A 5970 will be an upgrade, but at that resolution you probably won't notice 60FPS to 80FPS.
5970 really shines at 2560 x 1600 with AA and 3 * 1920x1080.
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a b U Graphics card
February 7, 2010 4:52:20 PM

I predict Crysis 2 is a graphical downgrade since they made it available to the relatively weak hardware of the consoles.
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a b U Graphics card
February 7, 2010 6:04:02 PM

CryENGINE 2 on consoles is Low on PC.
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