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2x 6870 Crossfire or 1x GTX 570

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December 4, 2011 8:37:53 PM

Well, building a new computer, and got it all sorted for everything except my graphics card, and I'm stuck between buying a Geforce Gigabyte GTX 570 OC, or SC: http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/components/nvidiagef..., http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/components/nvidiagef...

But then I noticed that 2 6870s in Crossfire had better performance in Battlefield 3 than a single GTX 570 http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/components/atiradeon....
(http://www.sweclockers.com/image/diagram/2502?k=bf9fb52c55c2028b03a3ead1c1963ac9 , Yes it's in swedish, thats where I'm at),

In Sweden the 2 6870s land at the same price as the 570 SC.

Also, I'm planning on keeping my old PSU, which is a Corsair VX550, and I've heard it should handle the GTX 570, but not sure about the 6870s in crossfire? Also, will 2 6870s fit in my new motherboard: http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/components/motherboa...

Also only running a 20" screen at 1024x1280, but planning on upgrading the screen in maybe half a year or so.

Help appriciated! Cheers //LtnCharles

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December 4, 2011 8:50:23 PM

Forgot to say, I will be playing the likes of Battlefield 3 and Skyrim, and want to be able to max them out, also I don't think I'll be able to afford the new cards, on a 300£ budget (in English terms, cause stuff is cheaper in Sweden!). Also very sceptic (after some research), if my PSU can handle two 6970s at all...
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December 6, 2011 3:24:22 AM

IF you'll upgrade your monitor soon to a high resolution one, i would recommend GTX 570, one high end GPU is always better than crossfiring 2 mid range GPUs.

Also, what's your CPU ?
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December 6, 2011 6:17:01 AM

ilysaml said:
IF you'll upgrade your monitor soon to a high resolution one, i would recommend GTX 570, one high end GPU is always better than crossfiring 2 mid range GPUs.

Also, what's your CPU ?


i5 2500K.

But have decided on a 6970, cause of the high VRam, cause I decided to think further than BF3 basically.
And even if in a year it fails on me, i'll just get another one and CF them.
December 6, 2011 7:36:54 AM

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570....
Get a 6790 and upgrade when GTX600 and radeon 7000 are here.


I agree, that's what I would do since the radeon 7xxx are supposedly coming out in January. I'm sure if nothing else it will make for some good deals on 6970's.

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