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ATI 5970 or 2 x GTX470

Hi,

In terms of performance and heat, how should I go: 2 x GTX 470 or a single 5970?
I don't care about Eyefinity, 3D.
Thanks,

Galta
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  1. 2x470, significantly. Example:

    http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardware-canucks-reviews/30999-nvidia-geforce-gtx-470-sli-review-18.html

    But check heat and noise before you buy - if they matter to you.
  2. get 2 x gtx 460's, then with the money you have saved, buy some games and a carton of beer.
  3. 2x GTX470 will outperform the 5970. The heat will be more, but you won't notice it unless you plan on sticking your face in the exhaust on the back of your case.

    Guru3d.com has an article showing that the reference GTX470 noise levels are quieter than the MSI GTX460 Cyclone, 42dB at load vs. 43dB.
    http://www.guru3d.com/article/geforce-gtx-470-480-review/13
    http://www.guru3d.com/article/msi-geforce-gtx-460-cyclone-oc-1024-review/8

    The Gigabyte GTX470 Superoverclock version is one of the best out there:
    http://www.guru3d.com/article/gigabyte-geforce-gtx-470-soc-review/
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gv-n470SO-13I-super-overclock-geforce-gtx-470,2713.html
  4. yeah, carton...you know the box they pack 24x375ml beers into. In Australia we call it a carton.... http://www.ebottleo.com.au/images/Coopers%20Pale%20Ale%20Silver%20Carton.jpg
  5. Best answer
    ...you think maybe 2 cartons in SLI would be better??
  6. iam2thecrowe said:
    yeah, carton...you know the box they pack 24x375ml beers into. In Australia we call it a carton.... http://www.ebottleo.com.au/images/Coopers%20Pale%20Ale%20Silver%20Carton.jpg

    Australian is an ancient Celtic word meaning "Those what can't speak proper" [:mousemonkey]
  7. nVidia is the way to go at the monent, get the 470s
  8. Best answer selected by galta.
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