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5870 cross fire

Hi Guys,
I hope i am posting this into the right area, my question is fairly basic and trivial, but i need some direction.

I am curious to know if Alienware have released 5870 in crossfire in any laptops yet, BUT, i mean 2 5870 cards in 1 unit.

I have seen many people with M17x-R2 in there signatures stating they have 5870xf, i looked on the US, UK and Australian alienware sites and couldnt find where the 5870 was in crossfire, they all still show the 4870 crossfire as the better/more expensive choice.

Performance wise i believe the 4870 crossfire is still abou 20-30% better in performance than the 5870.

Dell have mentioned to as the R2 recieved was serviced 2 times out of the box that i am entitled to a new 1. I want to ensure i get the newest and best options fitted. They tell me that a proper 5870 crossfire is available yet but may be in the next revision.

Anyone heard any dates for the next revision yet?

Thanks in advance. Any info is good info.
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  1. Try posting this in the laptops subforum maybe.
    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/forum-35.html
  2. Best answer
    Hello :)
    They will seen use the 5870M CrossFire option in M17x,but no one knows the exact date.
    I think it will be soon available in 1-2 weeks
  3. Hey Maziar,
    thanks mate. as i explained i am entitled to a full replacement 'again'.

    I will keep an ear posted for that.

    Meanwhile are the current 5870's 2 gpu chips on 1 card? If so do they share the same memory(1 gig)?
  4. jbakerlent said:
    Try posting this in the laptops subforum maybe.
    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/forum-35.html



    Will do mate thanks for the advice!
  5. No the current 5870 is a single card and its one GPU on one card
  6. Thanks for the rapid replies as always maziar!
  7. You are welcome :)
  8. i now know that on the US and UK site from the 18th of may the 5870 xfire is up but not in aust yet
    but hopefully soon
  9. Yeah it will come soon
  10. Best answer selected by trenna187.
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