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June 7, 2011 10:24:55 PM

hello,

i am looking at getting either 4 ATI sapphire 100287L Radeon HD 5670 (Redwood) 512M in quad crossfire or a single GTX 550 ti 2gb. so my question is which is better?
Here is the 5670's link
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
And the 550's link
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

i wanna try sli in the future if i do get the 550 but the 5670 i can do right now

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a c 202 U Graphics card
June 7, 2011 11:12:52 PM

Quad fire isnt going to scale well, i also dont think those cards support it, its generally only achievable with the dual GPU cards like the 5970/6990, GTX 295/GTX 590, and most boards cannot support 4 cards that take two slots each(they only have a single slot for the back but their cooler will block the adjacent slot). If you can get 4 5670s @$73 each why cant you get a single card better than the GTX 550?
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a c 173 U Graphics card
June 8, 2011 4:41:02 AM

your insane. get the gtx550 or a hd 5770. forget quadfire.
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a b U Graphics card
June 8, 2011 4:56:31 AM

Get a GTX 460, its more powerful than a GTX 550 and about cost the same.
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June 8, 2011 10:14:55 PM

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excellent suggestion and I give it my blessin'.
BUT
for the extra coin (not much) go all the way and get the GTX 560 Ti.
it's all about the 'Ti'.
then if needed SLI them later on.

but I need to apologize to you because everyone is suggesting what card you should get and yet,
we have not asked about your current set-up or if this is part of a bigger upgrade.?

thanks..

and no, the 5670 is only dual X-Fire, not quad.
the GTX 550 Ti is not really a strong card though it does beat the 5770.



The choice came from my friend first off and second i am building a computer and i want to try sli for once so i was wondering if i could do quad crossfirex cause it would be cool. And third what is the difference between GTX 560 and gtx 560 TI?
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a c 173 U Graphics card
June 8, 2011 10:44:07 PM

quad crossfire is not cool, it scales so terribly you end up with poor performance for your money. you are much better off with a faster single card. not to mention games that dont support crossfire you will be limited to a single card. it is the most stupid way to go to be honest. you really need to do your research. quad crossfire is asking for problems.
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a b U Graphics card
June 9, 2011 12:09:00 PM

There are 3 GPUs that are a good option, from worst to best:
AMD 6870, nVidia GTX560 Ti, AMD 6950 (2gb version). Get the best you can afford.
Btw monitor resolution?
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June 12, 2011 12:29:09 AM

cats_Paw said:
There are 3 GPUs that are a good option, from worst to best:
AMD 6870, nVidia GTX560 Ti, AMD 6950 (2gb version). Get the best you can afford.
Btw monitor resolution?

im probably gonna find a 6950 2gb, and my resolution is 1920 x 1080
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