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2 ATI 5770 CF Vs 1 ATI 6870?

Hello,

Which one should i get?

Im Mainly all for gaming im not a Benchmarker

My Rig:

ASUS Crosshair IV Formula AM3

AMD Phenom II X6 1055T Thuban 2.8GHz

8 GB Patriot G Series ‘Sector 5’ Edition

COOLER MASTER Storm Scout Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer

OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ700MXSP 700W ATX12V V2.2

My Resolution 1680x1200 HD.



$279.99 2 Crossfire SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 5770 (Juniper XT) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5

$274.99 1 HIS Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5

Any Clues or Suggestions?


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161350

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  1. The 6870. With 2x5770 you may or may not get better performace in spots, but if/when you run out of gas you have nowhere to go.

    OTOH, you really don't need more than 1x5770 for 1680 resolution.
  2. hmm it's Because I've been searching around and one post says the 2x in CF are better than 1 6870 and another states otherwise so im lost in what i should get for the best results
  3. I told you - you will get the best all around results with the 6870.

    But you don't really need more tham 1x5770.
  4. Best answer
    xfirefly1x said:
    hmm it's Because I've been searching around and one post says the 2x in CF are better than 1 6870 and another states otherwise so im lost in what i should get for the best results


    Benchmarkers will often tell you that the 5770's will win, but they don't take into consideration that crossfire has drawbacks. They require a board that can handle it, and a beafer PSU to function. They run hotter and make more noise. Not all games support CF even if most do. Sometimes the low end FPS is a lot lower, and that matters more than the average or high end. There are a few other problems with CF too.

    I don't think it's a good idea to CF budget cards when you can get a single card of similar power. CF/SLI makes the most sense when you want more power than a single card can give.
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