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2 ATI 5770 CF Vs 1 ATI 6870?

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November 11, 2010 10:06:32 PM

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=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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November 11, 2010 10:13:24 PM

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.
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November 11, 2010 10:21:45 PM

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
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November 12, 2010 3:23:20 AM

I told you - you will get the best all around results with the 6870.

But you don't really need more tham 1x5770.
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November 12, 2010 3:55:37 AM

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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November 13, 2010 3:07:37 AM

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November 13, 2010 3:08:40 AM

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