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Sli gtx 470 or xfire 5870??

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  • Gtx
  • Battlefield
  • SLI
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October 23, 2011 2:52:21 PM

i have both of these cards, using the 470 atm, but i will need some extra muscle for bf3, just wondering if anyone had experience with either setup and what
temps and framerates i could expect from each. especially in the bf3 beta if anyone ran these setups. my rig is...


gigabyte 790fx mb
4 gb ram
b55 (unlocked to quad and oc to 3.6)

just looking for friendly advice, thanks in advance!! :hello: 

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a c 274 U Graphics card
October 23, 2011 2:56:09 PM

SLi would require a different motherboard.
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October 23, 2011 2:57:49 PM

well i guess that ends the debate for me then, unfortunatly, as i tend to prefer the 470 to the 5870

ALSO the guy i bought this comp from said that this processor would hold me back if i crossfire....true?
side note, my rig at work has a 1045t @ 2.8 with a gtx580. is that processor holding the 580 back? thanks again in advance
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a b U Graphics card
October 23, 2011 3:10:44 PM

Yes both those processors are holding back the gfx cards, even a i72600k still bottlenecks with extreme sli or xfire setups.
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October 23, 2011 3:12:35 PM

mightymaxio said:
Yes both those processors are holding back the gfx cards, even a i72600k still bottlenecks with extreme sli or xfire setups.


am i holding the single cards back? sorry i couldnt understand what you meant exactly.

1045t with 580 held back?
955 with 470 held back?
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a b U Graphics card
October 23, 2011 4:18:05 PM

^Don't mind him. 5870CFed will be a bit faster than 470s SLied. 1045T is not bottlenecking a 580, but it will if you go SLi. 955 also doesn't hold back a 470.
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October 23, 2011 4:58:46 PM

sli 470 is better for me +1
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October 23, 2011 9:11:16 PM

Thanks guys!
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October 23, 2011 9:11:25 PM

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a c 274 U Graphics card
October 23, 2011 9:17:33 PM

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