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January 24, 2013 9:10:22 PM

Hello,
I am currently running 2x hd 5870's in x-fire. I like to play games like GTA 4, FSX, and Project CARS. I am considering upgrading from the two 5870's to either a gtx 660ti, XFX 7970, or a gtx 670. The main reason I want to do this is to cut down on power usage a bit, to improve airflow into my case, and to get better performance for future games. What would be the best card, and would the upgrade be worth it? Also, what brands of cards would you guys recommend. I prefer buying from Bestbuy or Tigerdirect. My Specs are listed below. All suggestions are welcomed.
Thanks,
-Aatish

Specs
x58 alienware motherboard
i7 920 @3.8ghz
12gb ddr3 1333mhz
1 500gb WD velociraptor for boot and some games
1 120gb OCZ silver series ssd for games and programs
2 WD 500gb hard drives for data

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a b U Graphics card
January 24, 2013 9:13:20 PM

for your CPU a 660ti will be excellent
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January 24, 2013 9:26:45 PM

redeemer said:
for your CPU a 660ti will be excellent

Do you have any particular brands that you suggest?
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a c 109 U Graphics card
January 24, 2013 9:35:57 PM

What's your psu ?
A 670 gtx/7970 is more a natural upgrade from two 5870.
My personal suggestion goes for a 670 gtx from asus, msi or gigabyte, those have superb coolers, since you're concerned with temperatures.
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a c 135 U Graphics card
January 24, 2013 9:38:34 PM

Yea I'm liking DJ's recommendation here but I would also say that the 670/7970 will probably give you a bit more high end gameplay for longer then you would get from the 660Ti which isn't to take away from the card.
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January 24, 2013 9:54:44 PM

djangoringo said:
What's your psu ?
A 670 gtx/7970 is more a natural upgrade from two 5870.
My personal suggestion goes for a 670 gtx from asus, msi or gigabyte, those have superb coolers, since you're concerned with temperatures.

I think I have a 825w...do you think I will hit any bottlenecks with the graphics card? Also, my motherboard only has pci-e 2.0, will this affect the cards performance?
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a c 135 U Graphics card
January 24, 2013 9:57:13 PM

Your bandwidth to your card won't be an issue and your psu should be fine. What power supply are you currently using.
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a c 109 U Graphics card
January 24, 2013 10:06:03 PM

aatish11 said:
I think I have a 825w...do you think I will hit any bottlenecks with the graphics card? Also, my motherboard only has pci-e 2.0, will this affect the cards performance?



That cpu you have is still a good one, it will not bottleneck the card, pcie 3.0 cards are compatible with previous pcie, with a one with 2.0 16x, no hit in performance.
A 825w psu will do, if that psu powered two 5870, it will definitely run a 670 gtx without hassle, it was a dumb question of my part.
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January 24, 2013 11:05:06 PM

djangoringo said:
That cpu you have is still a good one, it will not bottleneck the card, pcie 3.0 cards are compatible with previous pcie, with a one with 2.0 16x, no hit in performance.
A 825w psu will do, if that psu powered two 5870, it will definitely run a 670 gtx without hassle, it was a dumb question of my part.

Well I am glad to know that I wont have any problems with my psu and motherboard. I guess I will get the 670 then. Thanks for the help mate :D 
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January 24, 2013 11:13:28 PM

Look into the prices of each card. Im in the US and i think the 7970 and 670 are closely priced with one another. If you are looking to spend 400 bucks, I would rock the 7970 (with aftermarket cooler of course).
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a b U Graphics card
January 24, 2013 11:26:21 PM

I don't think a 660ti or 670 will be a performance upgrade over 2x 5870. 7970 maybe, but it's not worth spending $400 on imo.

hd5870 cf
660ti

tom's gpu hierarchy

I'd wait. Your setup is going to be a little better than a 5970 (which benches closer to crossfire 5850s since it's 2x 5870 chips with lower clocks). You're really not going to improve much without getting another multiple card setup. My advice is to wait for the next generation.
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January 24, 2013 11:26:48 PM

aznplayer213 said:
Look into the prices of each card. Im in the US and i think the 7970 and 670 are closely priced with one another. If you are looking to spend 400 bucks, I would rock the 7970 (with aftermarket cooler of course).

I am also in the US, and have noted the similarity in prices. I want to get more bang for my buck, hence why I included the 7970 in the thread as a choice. I like AMD cards, just that I never actually have had a Nvidia card. Basically, Im now torn between a gtx 670 and 7970. I dont mind overclocking a bit. I just want something that will last a good time and allow my to game reliably.
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January 24, 2013 11:39:47 PM

aatish11 said:
I am also in the US, and have noted the similarity in prices. I want to get more bang for my buck, hence why I included the 7970 in the thread as a choice. I like AMD cards, just that I never actually have had a Nvidia card. Basically, Im now torn between a gtx 670 and 7970. I dont mind overclocking a bit. I just want something that will last a good time and allow my to game reliably.

A 7970 TOXIC would be an upgrade but honestly 5870 CF is generally on par or faster than a GTX 670 so ....
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January 24, 2013 11:41:33 PM

Tom Burnqest said:
A 7970 TOXIC would be an upgrade but honestly 5870 CF is generally on par or faster than a GTX 670 so ....

But I would be cutting down one card, which would help with airflow and cut down on some power consumption...correct?
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a c 109 U Graphics card
January 24, 2013 11:44:53 PM

A 580 GTX is better than two 5870 in crossfire, a 670 or 7970 will be much better, without micro stuttering problems, also worth mention the vram which is 1GB, either the 670 or 7970 have more vram and a much lower power consumption.
If your priority is lower power consumption the 670 gtx is the best choice.
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a b U Graphics card
January 24, 2013 11:50:54 PM

djangoringo said:
A 580 GTX is better than two 5870 in crossfire, a 670 or 7970 will be much better, without micro stuttering problems, also worth mention the vram which is 1GB, either the 670 or 7970 have more vram and a much lower power consumption.
If your priority is lower power consumption the 670 gtx is the best choice.


gtx580 is slower than a 5970, which crossfire 5870s are faster than.
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January 24, 2013 11:53:50 PM

djangoringo said:
A 580 GTX is better than two 5870 in crossfire, a 670 or 7970 will be much better, without micro stuttering problems, also worth mention the vram which is 1GB, either the 670 or 7970 have more vram and a much lower power consumption.
If your priority is lower power consumption the 670 gtx is the best choice.

My main priority is performance, the reliability, then air flow, and then power consumption. I want to try Nvidia, but have no experience with it other than an 8800 which my dad uses to play fs2004. I don't mind spending a little more on a card, I just want to be sure that it will be better than what it will be replacing and it will last for a good while.
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a c 109 U Graphics card
January 24, 2013 11:54:46 PM

http://www.overclock.net/t/890010/gtx-580-vs-radeon-hd-...

Not to mention the micro stuttering, higher power consumption and crossfire driver support...
A single 670 gtx or 7970 will be better, especially in the future games, with better DX11 performance, less heat, less power consumption, less noise, and with higher vram capacity, no micro stutter hassle.
A 670 gtx might be the best choice for him, since he wants a single card with the lowest power consumption possible.
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a b U Graphics card
January 24, 2013 11:59:29 PM

djangoringo said:
http://www.overclock.net/t/890010/gtx-580-vs-radeon-hd-...

Not to mention the micro stuttering, higher power consumption and crossfire driver support...
A single 670 gtx or 7970 will be better, especially in the future games, with better DX11 performance, less heat, less power consumption, less noise, and with higher vram capacity, no micro stutter hassle.
A 670 gtx might be the best choice for him, since he wants a single card with the lowest power consumption possible.


It is not worth spending $400 for marginal performance increase (at best) no matter which way you slice it. He'd "save" more on his power bill by investing in a higher efficiency PSU than upgrading his graphics.
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a c 109 U Graphics card
January 25, 2013 12:03:19 AM

Well the op wants a single card with lower power consumption, even with a platinum psu it won't help to lower down the power consumption.
And a 670 gtx or 7970 is a valid option, he can sell the two 5870, it will lower down the cost of those cards, and with possibility of adding another one later.
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a b U Graphics card
January 25, 2013 12:08:02 AM

What do you mean a more efficient PSU won't lower power consumption? It won't lower it for the computer, but it will lower what the PSU takes from the outlet (i.e. his total usage).

I'm saying it's not worth upgrading. He currently has a powerful GPU setup. It would take a really, really, really long time to recoup $400 on your power bill from one or two PC components.

New cards are coming out in a few months, and there's a good chance the high-end ones will be good performance upgrades from his current setup. Wait for the new cards.
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January 25, 2013 12:10:37 AM

aatish11 said:
But I would be cutting down one card, which would help with airflow and cut down on some power consumption...correct?

5870CF are the same performance as a GTX 670 so you already have the performance. GPUs for running games not saving power and you already have an extremly capable setup. I suggest you wait and save for CF 7950s as this will blow away CF 5870s whereas a GTX 660ti/670/7970 will not.
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January 25, 2013 12:21:54 AM

djangoringo said:
http://www.overclock.net/t/890010/gtx-580-vs-radeon-hd-...

Not to mention the micro stuttering, higher power consumption and crossfire driver support...
A single 670 gtx or 7970 will be better, especially in the future games, with better DX11 performance, less heat, less power consumption, less noise, and with higher vram capacity, no micro stutter hassle.
A 670 gtx might be the best choice for him, since he wants a single card with the lowest power consumption possible.

WoW a fan boy dd a less than side grade and you think it was a great idea ?

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a c 109 U Graphics card
January 25, 2013 12:24:07 AM

hapkido said:
What do you mean a more efficient PSU won't lower power consumption? It won't lower it for the computer, but it will lower what the PSU takes from the outlet (i.e. his total usage).

I'm saying it's not worth upgrading. He currently has a powerful GPU setup. It would take a really, really, really long time to recoup $400 on your power bill from one or two PC components.

New cards are coming out in a few months, and there's a good chance the high-end ones will be good performance upgrades from his current setup. Wait for the new cards.



See this : http://hardocp.com/article/2011/10/04/80_plus_irrelevan...

There's no proof that two 5870 performs as good as a 670 gtx or 7970.
Even a 580 gtx tested by the same user with two 5870 get higher frame rate and more smoothness.
The 5870 is two generations old, with the aggravation of the driver support for old generation cards from amd and with just 1 GB of vram.
A single card like the 670 or 7970 will give more frame rates and a better experience in gaming, and with a much lower power consumption, without micro stuttering hassle.
It's valid, there's no mention on when other cards will arrive.
He can sell the two 5870 later, it will trim down the cost...and he can add another one later(either the 670 or 7970).
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a b U Graphics card
January 25, 2013 12:30:45 AM

djangoringo said:
See this : http://hardocp.com/article/2011/10/04/80_plus_irrelevan...

There's no proof that two 5870 performs as good as a 670 gtx or 7970.
Even a 580 gtx tested by the same user with two 5870 get higher frame rate and more smoothness.
The 5870 is two generations old, with the aggravation of the driver support for old generation cards from amd and with just 1 GB of vram.
A single card like the 670 or 7970 will give more frame rates and a better experience in gaming, and with a much lower power consumption, without micro stuttering hassle.
It's valid, there's no mention on when other cards will arrive.
He can sell the two 5870 later, it will trim down the cost...and he can add another one later(either the 670 or 7970).


Not only are you wrong, but even if you were right, it's still terrible advice.
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January 25, 2013 12:38:36 AM

hapkido said:
Not only are you wrong, but even if you were right, it's still terrible advice.

True hes a fanboy clearly a fanboy is clear.
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a c 109 U Graphics card
January 25, 2013 12:38:41 AM

Why is it terrible ?
If it proved that a single 670 gtx outperforms the 580 gtx, which is better than the 5970 : http://www.hardocp.com/article/2010/11/14/geforce_gtx_5...

"The HD 5970 delivers faster gaming framerates compared to the GeForce GT 580. However, if you look at the actual usability of those frame the picture is a bit different. The GeForce GTX 580 allows a consistently higher level of the gameplay experience compared to the Radeon HD 5970. We were able to game at higher settings with the GTX 580 than we were with the Radeon HD 5970. The most important factor, beyond framerates, is the visual quality and experience returned by the product. The GeForce GTX 580 allows a more immersive, smoother, and consistent quality of gameplay."

http://tpucdn.com/reviews/NVIDIA/GeForce_GTX_670/images...
http://tpucdn.com/reviews/NVIDIA/GeForce_GTX_670/images...


It's valid, it will have less power consumption, less heat, with just a single card.
Like i said the costs could be minimal with the selling of the two cards latter.
That's all, i gave my opinion and suggestion.
I'm not a fanboy of any side of the brands.
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a b U Graphics card
January 25, 2013 12:43:58 AM

djangoringo said:
http://www.overclock.net/t/890010/gtx-580-vs-radeon-hd-...

Not to mention the micro stuttering, higher power consumption and crossfire driver support...
A single 670 gtx or 7970 will be better, especially in the future games, with better DX11 performance, less heat, less power consumption, less noise, and with higher vram capacity, no micro stutter hassle.
A 670 gtx might be the best choice for him, since he wants a single card with the lowest power consumption possible.



Wow you should be be hired by Nvidia for position of Marketing Rep

Anyway this is the biggest bunch of garbage I have read today!
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a b U Graphics card
January 25, 2013 12:47:56 AM

TS you can also consider the 7950, a decent one ie Sapphire Vapor X can overclock well. An overclocked 7950 can beat out an overclocked GTX 680 and yet has 3GB vram and more bandwdith both of which add longevity
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a b U Graphics card
January 25, 2013 12:47:59 AM

So IF if max out the 1GB vram on the 5970, the 580 is faster. Who uses x8 AA at 1600p anyway?

In order of possibilities --
7970 - slight performance upgrade for $400
670 - performance sidegrade for $400
660ti - performance downgrade for $300

Ok, so you can crank up the AA a little more in the few games where 1GB isn't enough at 1080p and you save a dollar on your power bill. You think he should switch GPUs why?
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a c 109 U Graphics card
January 25, 2013 12:50:41 AM

redeemer said:
Wow you should be be hired by Nvidia for position of Marketing Rep

Anyway this is the biggest bunch of garbage I have read today!



Why?... multiple sources said the same for the 5870 CF vs 580 gtx, check hardocp.
And it's valid also for a 7970 : http://tpucdn.com/reviews/AMD/HD_7970/images/perfrel_19...

The 670 gtx has a lower power consumption that's all, he said he wanted a lower power consumption, i'm not making this up.
I recommend several cards from amd here, i'm not attached to one side of the brands.

http://tpucdn.com/reviews/AMD/HD_7970/images/power_peak...
http://tpucdn.com/reviews/NVIDIA/GeForce_GTX_670/images...

That's why i said the 670 gtx is suited of him, the two 5870 have a power consumption around ~350w.
So either a 7970 or 670 will have a better performance and lower power consumption, the 670 gtx is a bit less power hungry.
The 7970 is probably better in performance.
That's all.
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a b U Graphics card
January 25, 2013 12:53:12 AM

hapkido said:
So IF if max out the 1GB vram on the 5970, the 580 is faster. Who uses x8 AA at 1600p anyway?

In order of possibilities --
7970 - slight performance upgrade for $400
670 - performance sidegrade for $400
660ti - performance downgrade for $300

Ok, so you can crank up the AA a little more in the few games where 1GB isn't enough at 1080p and you save a dollar on your power bill. You think he should switch GPUs why?



Well the 660ti signficantly reduces his power consumption over 2X 5870's! Yes there will be a little downgrade in performance but not overall.
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a b U Graphics card
January 25, 2013 12:56:24 AM

redeemer said:
Well the 660ti signficantly reduces his power consumption over 2X 5870's! Yes there will be a little downgrade in performance but not overall.


Spending money for worse performance in a gaming PC is about the dumbest thing you can do. Who cares if it uses a little less power?
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a b U Graphics card
January 25, 2013 1:02:14 AM

djangoringo said:
Why?... multiple source said the same for the 5870 CF vs 580 gtx, check hardocp.
And it's valid also for a 7970 : http://tpucdn.com/reviews/AMD/HD_7970/images/perfrel_19...

The 670 gtx has a lower power consumption that's all, he said he wanted a lower power consumption, i'm not making this up.
I recommend several cards from amd here, i'm not attached to one side of the brands.

http://tpucdn.com/reviews/AMD/HD_7970/images/power_peak...
http://tpucdn.com/reviews/NVIDIA/GeForce_GTX_670/images...

That's why i said the 670 gtx is suited of him, the two 5870 have a power consumption around ~350w.



The 7970 uses around 50 watts more at load and uses 7-10 watts less at idle when compared to the 670! The 7970 is a much better card over the 670 especially when overclocked, I still have stuttering on my GTX 680's, no card or make is stutter free. With a 7970 he will have more performance more bandwidth more scaling while reducing his power consumption over the 2X 5870's regardless.

Both camps have excellent drivers at this time AMD said they will address latency issues with a driver update, though I give the edge to Catalyst Control Center overall as a suite.

As far as longevity goes more vram and bandwidth makes sense correct??
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a b U Graphics card
January 25, 2013 1:05:00 AM

hapkido said:
Spending money for worse performance in a gaming PC is about the dumbest thing you can do. Who cares if it uses a little less power?


That depends eitherway he will be taking a performace hit the tradeoff is less power consumption which seems to be his priority
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a b U Graphics card
January 25, 2013 1:05:19 AM

Well he'd use even less power if he got an IV i3 and hd7750...

Are you two jokers getting paid by Nvidia to spread nonsense or something?
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a c 109 U Graphics card
January 25, 2013 1:05:42 AM

Either the 670 or 7970 is the best choice for him, he wants : 1º single card, 2º lower power consumption(both cards are under 200w), 3º better performance (yes, even if it's marginal, also more vram, some games require more than 1GB, e.g skyrim, BF3, which will be crucial for future games also...) 4º improve airflow, it will with just a single card.
And they're not that expensive.
What set apart the 670 gtx from the 7970 is the power consumption vs performance, the 670 gtx has the upper hand in the power consumption, the 7970 in the performance department.
Again i'm not making this up : http://www.guru3d.com/miraserver/images/2012/gtx670/Unt...
Either of the two are valid.
And with that i'll leave this thread, it's getting to much offensive in here, when i was just making a suggestion based on facts.
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a b U Graphics card
January 25, 2013 1:06:42 AM

It's a bad idea.

End of thread.
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January 25, 2013 1:15:11 AM

djangoringo said:
Either the 670 or 7970 is the best choice for him, he wants : 1º single card, 2º lower power consumption(both under 200w), 3º better performance (yes, even if it's marginal, also more vram, some games require more than 1GB, e.g skyrim, BF3, which will be crucial for future games also...)
And they're not that expensive.
What set apart the 670 gtx from the 7970 is the power consumption vs performance, the 670 gtx has the upper hand in the power consumption, the 7970 in the performance department.
Either of the two are valid.
And with that i'll leave this thread, it's getting to much offensive in here, when i was just making a suggestion based on facts.

If you are getting a high end card you can afford to pay and electric bill LOL. Likewise if you are getting a high end card you are concerned with gaming performance and not power consumption. As was said if you are that fickle about power consumption get a 7750 and an i3, low power laptop 5400rpm HDD as well one stick DDR3 ram because any more will draw more power LOL. You guy's act like people are running on solar energy and batteries to power their gaming PCs LOL.
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January 25, 2013 1:15:48 AM

hapkido said:
It's a bad idea.

End of thread.

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a c 109 U Graphics card
January 25, 2013 1:21:43 AM

For gods sake, it was the intention of the op, it was NOT me who planted the idea on his mind.
If he wants something, let him have it, it's valid, and again a 7970 or 670 is not a 7750, some make sure that a 5870 CF is better when it's not, it's just incorrect, either the 7970 or 670 gtx offer better performance(even if it's marginal),more vram, both are single cards, with lower power consumption.
Both gives room for sli/crossfire in the future(both are supported for 2/3 ways)
It's more than valid.
That's all.
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a c 135 U Graphics card
January 25, 2013 1:37:26 AM

Not to mention the older 5000 series cards from ATi/AMD do not have the same tech (shaders, DX11 built) then the newer cards the 600/7000 series cards. To argue a 2 generation card in cf is better then a single high end card this generation is really ludacris.
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a b U Graphics card
January 25, 2013 2:06:01 AM

bigshootr8 said:
Not to mention the older 5000 series cards from ATi/AMD do not have the same tech (shaders, DX11 built) then the newer cards the 600/7000 series cards. To argue a 2 generation card in cf is better then a single high end card this generation is really ludacris.


Radeon 5800 series have DX11.
http://www.amd.com/us/products/desktop/graphics/ati-rad...

Are we discussing if 5870cf is better than a gtx680 or hd7970, or are we talking about value? Spending $400 for a marginal upgrade is just not smart. If you're going to upgrade from 5870cf, you're going to want 7950cf or 660ti-sli or better to get a meaningful upgrade. Getting a single 670 would be a huge letdown if you're expecting a performance gain.

What exactly would OP gain from upgrading? More VRAM for upping AA in a handful of games and lower power usage to save $1/month on his electricty bill. What would he gain by not upgrading? Not spending $400 for the same performance in his gaming PC.
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January 25, 2013 2:13:57 AM

djangoringo said:
For gods sake, it was the intention of the op, it was NOT me who planted the idea on his mind.
If he wants something, let him have it, it's valid, and again a 7970 or 670 is not a 7750, some make sure that a 5870 CF is better when it's not, it's just incorrect, either the 7970 or 670 gtx offer better performance(even if it's marginal),more vram, both are single cards, with lower power consumption.
Both gives room for sli/crossfire in the future(both are supported for 2/3 ways)
It's more than valid.
That's all.

I will wager that OP is more or less getting the upgrade itch more than anything. 5870CF will go beast on any game @ 1080P.
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January 25, 2013 2:18:14 AM

hapkido said:
Radeon 5800 series have DX11.
http://www.amd.com/us/products/desktop/graphics/ati-rad...

Are we discussing if 5870cf is better than a gtx680 or hd7970, or are we talking about value? Spending $400 for a marginal upgrade is just not smart. If you're going to upgrade from 5870cf, you're going to want 7950cf or 660ti-sli or better to get a meaningful upgrade. Getting a single 670 would be a huge letdown if you're expecting a performance gain.

What exactly would OP gain from upgrading? More VRAM for upping AA in a handful of games and lower power usage to save $1/month on his electricty bill. What would he gain by not upgrading? Not spending $400 for the same performance in his gaming PC.


So to all you power consumption Nazi's "hapkido" has brought to light a very good point in that OP can save $400 if he stay's with his ultra beasting CF5870 setup. $400 buy's a whole lots of power to run a gaming rig LOL.
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a b U Graphics card
January 25, 2013 6:16:52 AM

I have a few comments.

Firstly, to the OP:

I know of no quality PSU that claims an 825W rating. Read the PSU guide in my signature.

To everyone else:

There is nothing wrong with a discussion about what is an appropriate way to upgrade from CF 5870s. Any civil discussion is a good thing.

When people start attacking others by calling them "fanboys" or denigrating them in some way, you can know something right up front... they lack the knowledge or ability to actually refute the argument. Instead of providing evidence or at least logic to support their idea, they resort to attacking the other poster. This only serves to demonstrate their own ignorance.

Moderators take note when people attack others. They don't like it much. They remember user names.
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January 25, 2013 6:26:16 AM

Proximon said:
I have a few comments.

Firstly, to the OP:

I know of no quality PSU that claims an 825W rating. Read the PSU guide in my signature.

To everyone else:

There is nothing wrong with a discussion about what is an appropriate way to upgrade from CF 5870s. Any civil discussion is a good thing.

When people start attacking others by calling them "fanboys" or denigrating them in some way, you can know something right up front... they lack the knowledge or ability to actually refute the argument. Instead of providing evidence or at least logic to support their idea, they resort to attacking the other poster. This only serves to demonstrate their own ignorance.

Moderators take note when people attack others. They don't like it much. They remember user names.

I attack stupidity. Spending $400 to slightly upgrade or side grade is stupid. I will enjoy my ban thank you :-)
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a b U Graphics card
January 25, 2013 6:43:09 AM

My 5970 2gb (1 gb per gpu) AT 1920x1080 would drop to 5-10fps due to vram running out 1gb IS NOT ENOUGH for battlefield ultra max aa and mssa.

Also the 5870s run hot loud and microstutter. Get a 7970 or 670. sli/crossfire down the track Why not? Dont tell me crossfire 5870s are as fast a 7970/670 i acctually OWNED A 5970 it was overclocked as well. by about 150mhz so its bassically as fast as a 5870 cf setup and my fps avrg up a decent margin by upgrading to a 7970. going from a 5870/5970 to a 7970/670 is WORTH it.

Go beast battlefield 3 1920x1080 maxed everything Oh wait you cant. you will get fps drops due to 1gb of vram ;-)
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a c 135 U Graphics card
January 25, 2013 7:42:42 AM

I can totally understand going with a single card or wanting to. Since we are so close to the release of the newer cards would it hurt to perhaps wait till the 700, 8000 series cards come out. Running 2 cards: running into instability, heat, and power can be frustrating so I see the logic. And where I know that DX11 works on a 5000 series card it does not handle it quite as well with time future gen cards beyond it have made leaps to handling it better.
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a b U Graphics card
January 25, 2013 7:45:25 AM

bigshootr8 said:
I can totally understand going with a single card or wanting to. Since we are so close to the release of the newer cards would it hurt to perhaps wait till the 700, 8000 series cards come out. Running 2 cards: running into instability, heat, and power can be frustrating so I see the logic. And where I know that DX11 works on a 5000 series card it does not handle it quite as well with time future gen cards beyond it have made leaps to handling it better.



Hmm fair enough i understand. If the op can wait thats even better a gtx 7xx would be sick or if you cant wait that long a amd 8xxx. All im saying is that 7970/670 is a upgrade over 5970/5870 cf which people seem confused about
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