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2 video cards vs one with same total price

I am a heavy gamer and in the new system that i am building, i wanted advice on video cards. I was thinking of getting 2 EVGA GeForce GTX 470 (Fermi) cards. I was looking into other cards and i was just wondering if i got one HIS Radeon HD 5970 (Hemlock) card instead, it would be better proformance. They equal the same price but would one card at that price be better than 2 that total that price? I want to know if i overclock the 2 cards and overclock the 1 if that would also make a difference. The resolution that i plan on using will be 1920x1080. Thanks!
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  1. An HD5970 will beat 2x GTX470s. The justification is that you can TriFire later if you upgrade to say, 3x 1920x1080, or a 2560x1600.
  2. Best answer
    2 heavily OCed HD5850s would likely be the best for the money in the price range you are looking at.
  3. Best answer selected by qwert7465.
  4. Upgrade from 1080p to what? 2560x1600 monitors are $1000+
  5. jyjjy said:
    Upgrade from 1080p to what? 2560x1600 monitors are $1000+

    3 x 1080P (Eyefinity)
  6. I more or less beat a 5870 and on 1920x1080 I could be happier. Thanks to AA 1080p can still be pretty demanding.

    I do however plan on getting a 30" monitor once I go 5870 crossfire. :) That way my CPU can keep up hehe.
  7. i actually have a 27" 1080p HDTV that i am going to hook up to my computer. I just made a educated guess on the resolution.
  8. You were correct, 1080p is the same as 1920x1080.
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