Closed Single high end VS. Two mid/low end cards in SLI/Xfire Tags: Graphics Cards Performance Configuration SLI Graphics Product Last response: May 21, 2011 6:45 PM in Graphics & Displays Share bullwinkel May 21, 2011 2:24:35 AM I'm just looking for a performance/price recommendation. I have a case, motherboard, and the PSU to accommodate any configuration recommended. I'm looking to purchase the configuration now (single or sli/xfire). It needs to support DX11 and needs to stay under $240. I'm looking to buy a 6870 right now and I was wondering if it was possible to buy two cards and SLI/Xfire them to get better performance for the same price as a 6870 or 6950. More about : single high end mid low end cards sli xfire bullwinkel May 21, 2011 2:34:40 AM I found this after browsing for some time: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-hd-6570-rade... It seems that two 6570s perform on a similar level as a 6790. What are you thoughts? Helltech a c 153 U Graphics card May 21, 2011 2:41:15 AM I don't like to start with dual GPU setups, in my opnion go one high end, and then in the future get another have that high end card when you need it, it will end up lasting you "much" longer. It should also be noted SLI/CF setups are not for everyone. What are your system specs and monitor resolution? Related resources Eyefinity: Two mid-range cards in x-fire, or single high-end card ? - Forum Looking for best High-End GPU, price to performance wise. - Forum Single high end card or two mid grade? - Forum MyCustomBuild vs High (er) End Alienware X51 - Forum Which High-End GPU Would You Buy this Fall? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Embra a b U Graphics card May 21, 2011 2:53:54 AM What resolution are you playing at? What is your PSU?? JackNaylorPE a c 187 U Graphics card May 21, 2011 3:11:51 AM With a 750 watt PSU, at 1920 x 1200, I get a 560 Ti (900 MHz) , then add a 2nd one later on if ya feel the need. bullwinkel May 21, 2011 3:52:04 AM i5 2500 ASRock extreme 4 p67 xfx xxx 650w 1080p I'd rather stick with AMD unless some major sale happens on the Nvidia side. The reason I am considering a dual GPU out of the gate is this: I can buy two 6570's for $160 and get ~6970 performance. Xfire Pros: -6970 performance now -price Xfire Cons: -When it comes time to upgrade, I have to replace both cards and I'm in the same situation. -I wont have two 6870s bearclaw99 May 21, 2011 3:55:43 AM 2 x 6570 will not get you 6970 Radeon performance Best solution iRaiden May 21, 2011 3:57:02 AM Bro thats a 6790. Not a 6970. Two 6570's aren't going to perform ANYWHERE near a 6970. Start with a single card for around $240. At that price you can possibly snag a 6950 2GB. Try and get a reference card and most likely it will unlock to the 6970 BIOS. When upgrade time comes, get a better power supply and a 2nd 6950. bullwinkel May 21, 2011 4:12:10 AM Maybe I shouldn't try to read graphs late at night anymore. I've pretty much settled on a 6870 for now and another one in the next two or three years. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Thank you all for setting me straight. It's now time for some sleep. bullwinkel May 21, 2011 4:12:20 AM Best answer selected by Bullwinkel. Mousemonkey a c 248 U Graphics card May 21, 2011 6:45:35 PM This topic has been closed by Mousemonkey Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumCrossfired HD 6870's or a single High end card ? ForumIs SLI/XFire a good upgrade path? ForumHelp building high end system ForumNVIDIA possibly abandoning mid and high end market ForumIs high end computer audio worth it Forum2 lower end cards vs 1 high end Forumhigh end single card solution ForumParts for a Mid-Low End Build ForumSLI/Xfire Physics Vs . Ageia PhysX ForumDo low end mobo's affect cpu etc performance ? ForumHD 7870 ForumIs there a motherboard with that will accept multiple pci video cards ForumPlease help with my GTX295 SLI ForumGTX 460 SLI vs GTX 560 Ti / GTX 570 ForumGraphics cards in PCI-e slot not working More resources Read discussions in other Graphics & Displays categories Ati GPUs Graphics Cards Gtx HD Monitors SLI Crossfire Tuner Cards Radeon Video Diamond Multimedia Matrox Nvidia Palit PowerColor Asus Games !