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Dual 4870x2 (Quadfire) VS. OC 6970

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October 22, 2011 2:53:15 PM

The 4870x2 is only 160 bucks for new in ebay, now adding another one, creating quadcore, is only 320, now, the 6970 is more or less within the price range so, isint the 4870 in quad much faster? Thanks!

Also is my Corsair 800 Gaming Series PSU enough :S?
a c 189 U Graphics card
October 22, 2011 3:00:16 PM

I don't think 2x 4870x2 is a good setup since they'll usually produce a LOTs HEAT and noise...
Your PSU is enough to run quad 4870 without problem.

May I know the other specs? CPU? Mobo? Monitor?
I prefer a single powerful card, so a single 6970 is much better choice if you ask me...
October 22, 2011 3:04:56 PM

wa1 said:
I don't think 2x 4870x2 is a good setup since they'll usually produce a LOTs HEAT and noise...
Your PSU is enough to run quad 4870 without problem.

May I know the other specs? CPU? Mobo? Monitor?
I prefer a single powerful card, so a single 6970 is much better choice if you ask me...


3.6 quad core, 4 gigs ram 1600, and currently have a 4890 but can sell for 100 bucks....antec 900 2, really nice airflow on my case, in normal use as in forum browising and such is never goes above 39 temps, A50 cpu cooler

its actually cheaper getting the quad fire lol cant believe its gone from 500 bucks to 150 in a couple of years...anyways, do u know what the fps diffrence would be?

1900x1200 with a 24" and 870 G45 but id upgrade to make it future proof also and get a 2.5k oc at like 4 something
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a c 189 U Graphics card
October 22, 2011 3:26:51 PM

http://www.hwcompare.com/6334/radeon-hd-4870-x2-vs-rade...
I'm pretty sure dual 4870x2 will beat a single 6970.

For future proof, right? Then absolutely go for HD6970.
yeah, you can get dual HD4870x2 for a very cheap, but think about future? I think you and I agree that HD6970 is a better choice... Still hungry? Add another one to CF and keep fly high... :) 
a b U Graphics card
October 22, 2011 4:41:59 PM

it really depends on the games, how well they support crossfire, and how badly you want to play DX11 games, then decide :) 
October 22, 2011 6:21:29 PM

Consider this.

One 6990 Card as expensive as it is; can destroy your heat furnace of a Quad burner.

Don't be sucked into Newegg's tactic of dumping hardware no one wants (For a very good reason usually) at bargain prices.

I have always crossfired or SLI one GPU, one card. Never more than that. If I want two GPU's I get two cards. If I want 4 GPU's (Whew...) I will have to find a motherboard that will carry it and a power supply big enough to feed it and install a 20 amp outlet plus a window airconditioning unit to keep it all cool.
a c 143 U Graphics card
October 22, 2011 7:35:32 PM

@ OP, you're opening a thread each minute, it's like you have a lot of spare time and each thread is different than the other
October 22, 2011 7:38:29 PM

ilysaml said:
@ OP, you're opening a thread each minute, it's like you have a lot of spare time and each thread is different than the other


I posted a final link to my threads with what im getting;

570 soc. thanks, and bye ^^
a c 271 U Graphics card
October 22, 2011 8:08:46 PM

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