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5970 or 5870x2

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July 15, 2010 4:05:44 AM

I need to know what the power consumption of running 2x 5970's and 2x 5870's is.

The 5970's would be running on a socket AM3 Asus Crosshair IV Formula Motherboard.


The 5870's would be running on a socket AM3 Asus Crosshair IV Formula Motherboard.


XFX Radeon HD 5970 Black Edition

Asus MATRIX 5870


I am trying to decide if I want to get 2x 5970's, 2x 5870x2's or 2x 5870's but need to know what the power consumption is so I know what PSU to get.

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July 15, 2010 4:10:59 AM

There is no 5870x2 because a 5970 is a 5870x2, it just has them slightly downclocked to keep power consumption below 300W but they took a page from the nvidia naming scheme and gave it a different number like the 295. Two 5970s will run fine on a good 850W unit, 2 5870s will run fine on a good 750W unit.
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July 15, 2010 8:26:10 AM

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July 17, 2010 1:12:44 AM

I know there is a 5870x2 from ASUS
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July 17, 2010 1:13:35 AM

Ok then whats the power consumption of just one 5970 or 5870
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