5970 Crossfire

Discussion in 'Videocards - AMD Radeon' started by Mobin, Oct 21, 2010.

  1. Mobin

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    Heya Gurus

    Currently running gtx460s sli - 1Gb versions...

    I have the opportunity too trade them for an Asus 5970 Voltage Tweak.

    Should I trade and hopefully when prices drop with the 6xxx release, get a second one and crossfire?
     
  2. Jae-So

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    If you don't have a use for PhysX I'd change to the 5970 (is it at no cost to you?), but no I wouldn't go 5970 xfire, it is more hassle than it is worth
     
  3. Krogtheclown

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    I can second its more hassle then its worth!
     
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    i find myself playing with only one of my 5770 due to the ****ty drivers so stay off cx please.
     

  5. Gibbonlimbs

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    I used to run tri-fire with x3 5870 and it was a very powerful setup and worked well. If you get the 5970 I would buy a 5870 and use tri-fire. Running 2 5970's in quad fire is a waste of time and money compared to tri-fire. If you have your CPU running at 4.0Ghz or higher your all set to go!
     
  6. Mobin

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    Hmm... tried to google some benchmarks, best I got is 5870 trifire - would this be the same as a 5970(850 clock) + 5870.
     
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    Did check that out - looks mm.. alright, though they scaled pretty bad in a few benchmarks.

    Think I will go ahead and Xchange for the 5970.

    Oh! and to answer your question - Yes at no cost to me
     
  9. Krogtheclown

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    I second this also. When I had a 5870 with my 5970 it ran flawless and really fast.
     

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