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6970 vs. Dual 5670s

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a b U Graphics card
October 21, 2011 3:51:28 AM

Would it be better just to save for an Radeon 6970 Graphics Card or just buy a second 5670 to crossfire with what I have now (a 5670).

Note: I only buy XFX brand cards.

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Anonymous
a b U Graphics card
October 21, 2011 3:59:18 AM

Sorry I forgot to mention it is the GDDR5 version.
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a b U Graphics card
October 21, 2011 4:06:37 AM

2x HD5670 < *massive void* < HD6970.

The HD6970 is easily 5x faster (probably even more) than 2x HD5670's.
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October 21, 2011 4:07:15 AM

if is i was to cf my 5770 it would'nt match the 6970 in most cases but it depends on your budget. also the 6950 would probably be a better current card if you do that.
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a c 141 U Graphics card
October 21, 2011 4:07:22 AM

1 6970 is a lot faster than 2 5670s. 2 5670s would probably perform somewhere between a 6770 and 6850 at absolute most. With cards that weak, I would also imagine microstuttering would be a huge issues with 2 5670s. If you need a lot more graphics performance, definitely save up for the a faster single card. Depending on your resolution, a 6970 might not even be needed. A 6870 or 6950 will perform quite well on all but the highest resolution displays. What resolution are you playing at, and which games are you playing? Also what sort of power supply do you have? You may have to upgrade your PSU to run a higher end card.
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a b U Graphics card
October 21, 2011 4:07:41 AM

There is no comparison in 6970 vs. Dual 5670s. You might be thinking that using dual card will double the frames of your HD 5670 but that is not possible. Maximum 10-20% frames can improve from a single HD 5670, so it will never come close to HD 6970. So if you have big monitor and want HD gaming still you have to go for 6970. Or going for dual HD 6870 is a better option.
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a c 143 U Graphics card
October 21, 2011 4:18:33 AM

+1 for the above posts
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a b U Graphics card
October 21, 2011 4:27:08 AM

Zero_ said:
2x HD5670 < *massive void* < HD6970.

The HD6970 is easily 5x faster (probably even more) than 2x HD5670's.

Amazing description. There is no comparison. It's like asking who would win in a fight: Darth Vader (in his prime) or Carrot Top?
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a b U Graphics card
October 21, 2011 4:28:26 AM

OP--If you're gaming with a 5670, you don't have to move all the way up to a 6970. You'd probably be very happy with the graphics improvement you get by moving to a 6850, which is only $125 after rebate right now.
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a b U Graphics card
October 21, 2011 5:56:06 AM

An HD 5670 X-fire set up is about the same as a single HD 6850 or GTX 460. Nothing to shout about.
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a b U Graphics card
October 21, 2011 8:19:37 AM

This isn't even a competition. The HD6970 always. Single card, more power, less heat!
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Anonymous
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October 21, 2011 6:53:27 PM

Well, I have enough to get a second card now, I'll have to wait a month or so for the other.
I play World in Conflict and I want to run BF3 on High (not necessarily Ultra)

Specs:
Phenom II X4 965BE OC
8GB DDR3-1600
700W StealthXStream
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a b U Graphics card
October 21, 2011 7:06:30 PM

If you want xfire for under $500 think 2 6950's. Sell you card on ebay.
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a b U Graphics card
October 23, 2011 11:32:24 PM

I strongly recommend you wait until a sale comes up to purchase your cards. The GTX 470 was $300 last year, but I picked on up in November for $196. You'll probably see Radeon 6970's below $240. So don't bother buying one at $300 when November is sooo close. Or you could get a 6950 for $170 in November (I assume). Or buy right now if you want.

What resolution do you play at?
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a b U Graphics card
October 24, 2011 1:42:54 AM

dalauder said:
Amazing description. There is no comparison. It's like asking who would win in a fight: Darth Vader (in his prime) or Carrot Top?

i dunno, carrot top has some pretty big guns.....
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a b U Graphics card
October 24, 2011 1:44:01 AM

hell_storm2004 said:
This isn't even a competition. The HD6970 always. Single card, more power, less heat!

+1; if you want to get a dual gpu setup down the road, the 6970x2 will also run every game out there for a while
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a b U Graphics card
October 24, 2011 2:35:11 AM

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Well, I have enough to get a second card now, I'll have to wait a month or so for the other.
I play World in Conflict and I want to run BF3 on High (not necessarily Ultra)

Specs:
Phenom II X4 965BE OC
8GB DDR3-1600
700W StealthXStream


If you look up some 5670 crossfire reviews you'll find the performance is similar to a radeon 5770/6770, which isn't enough to run BF3 on High.
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a b U Graphics card
October 24, 2011 2:44:46 AM

If you buy another HD 5670 and used it in crossfire then it will be totally money wasted in my POV. Get a better card then HD 5670 as the new games requirements are increasing steeply so if you want a real value for you money get atleast HD 6870 and atleast specify at what resolution do you actually play!!!!!!!!!!
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October 25, 2011 5:26:02 PM

Best answer selected by H4wk377.
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Anonymous
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October 25, 2011 5:26:44 PM

dalauder said:
I strongly recommend you wait until a sale comes up to purchase your cards. The GTX 470 was $300 last year, but I picked on up in November for $196. You'll probably see Radeon 6970's below $240. So don't bother buying one at $300 when November is sooo close. Or you could get a 6950 for $170 in November (I assume). Or buy right now if you want.

What resolution do you play at?



Thats a good idea ill think about it for christmas.
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a c 271 U Graphics card
October 25, 2011 5:30:12 PM

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