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5870 xfire x48 vs x58 performance

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Last response: in Graphics Cards
March 27, 2010 11:08:41 AM

radeon 5870
600w seasonic psu
4gb ddr3 corsair
foxconn black ops mobo
24 inch samsung 1900 x 1200

i was thinking of upgrading my current set up to x fire but as i currently own an x48 mobo i was concerned it would hamper performance vs x58 chipset, pci bandwidth etc.
would it be worthwhile from a gaming perspective upgrading processor and possibly psu(already have a x58 mobo bought it cheap on ebay,fingers crossed) for the x fire difference on the 2 chipsets

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a c 169 U Graphics card
March 27, 2010 3:04:50 PM

Hello and welcome to the forums :) 
Since both chipsets support CF @ dual 16x then the performance is pretty much the same.
March 27, 2010 3:49:58 PM

hi thx for the reply,i just thought i read somewhere that xfire scaled better on the x58 chipset .
thx do you know where i could get some benchies or reviews from