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October 13, 2010 2:57:41 AM

Hi sorry noob question here, I was wondering why I don't see much posts or reviews about 5970 in crossfire or tri or quad. Is it even possible? I at least know that it has dual GPU but could it be the answer to my question?

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October 13, 2010 3:03:37 AM

Only two 5970s can be used it once, as that makes for quadfired 5870s, which is the limit of crossfire.
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October 13, 2010 3:08:55 AM

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October 13, 2010 4:02:01 AM

But that is two 5870 on a single card, so the question likely would be is the limit of quad fire means 4 GPU or 4 card?
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October 13, 2010 4:16:29 AM

The limit is in number of GPUs, not cards.

there are reviews of crossfired 5970's, but since scaling is low and the amount of power is so above whats needed its mostly overlooked.
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October 13, 2010 4:51:45 AM

I see, so is it right to assume that while GTX 480 is the faster single GPU card, and 5970 is the fastest single card. QUAD SLI GTX 480 is the fastest obtainable setup on a PC? I know this is OT but a confirmation would be nice :D 

BTW, thanks for the replies guys MUCH apprecated :D 
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October 13, 2010 5:33:25 AM

Yes that's right. though you would likely need a small reactor to power such a setup. not to mention some crazy cooling setup.
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October 13, 2010 5:39:36 AM

Best answer selected by imakuzim.
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October 13, 2010 7:10:42 AM

imakuzim said:
I see, so is it right to assume that while GTX 480 is the faster single GPU card, and 5970 is the fastest single card. QUAD SLI GTX 480 is the fastest obtainable setup on a PC? I know this is OT but a confirmation would be nice :D 

BTW, thanks for the replies guys MUCH apprecated :D 


I've seen a lot of benchmarks that show 3 GTX 480's out performing 4. 4 GPU's don't scale well..
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