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Crosfire or not

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
June 12, 2012 6:23:24 PM

I have a ATI R6870 Hawk currently installed on my PC, and I am fairly happy up to date. But I was recently offered two Saphire HD 5770 CF cards for a rediculous price. I know I should buy them for the cheap price but must I replace my current card?
I am a gamer and my setup is currently as follows :

Intel core I7 CPU 950 @ 3.07GHZ
6GB Memory
Gigabyte mother bord EX58-UD3R
Terrabite Hard drive
Running Windows 7 64 bit

Is it worth getting the crossfire setup?
Would the performance differance be worth it ?
Should I rather crossfire with an additional R6870 hawk for more juice?

The price is a givaway compared to a new card, what do you guys recomend I do?

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a c 124 U Graphics card
June 12, 2012 6:46:06 PM

Crossfire on the 5000 series had many driver issues. I'd steer clear.
a b U Graphics card
June 12, 2012 6:48:54 PM

Why not try to get another 6870 and crossfire with your current one. How much price for two 5770?
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a b U Graphics card
June 12, 2012 6:58:33 PM

You can get another new 6870 for $175 and crossfire it. You will get great gaming performance. So try to get a 6870. Its better idea than $250 5770 x2.
June 12, 2012 6:58:55 PM

Barlander said:

Isn't $250 alot? even for 2 5770, you can get another 6870 for around $130 (brand new with free games)
June 12, 2012 7:02:54 PM

Definatley go with a second 6870 rather than the 5770. I jsut hooked up my second 6870 and bf3 is cranked up and looks awesome.

June 12, 2012 7:15:04 PM

Best answer selected by Barlander.
June 12, 2012 7:15:18 PM

Allright you guys have made it clear - thanks to you all, Ill get a second R6870.

I am actually from South Africa and if you convert the currencey it looks expensive in US $, but here its pretty cheap. And we do not have the selection and availability you guys do.

But I am convinced - thanks!