HD 5870 - performance in multi-card configurations on the X58 and P55

Discussion in 'Videocards - AMD Radeon' started by DSK, Oct 3, 2009.

  1. DSK

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  2. |Ano|

    |Ano| Master Guru

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    So for two GPU's P55 is the better choice. And for 3-4 GPU's it's X58.

    Did i get it right?

    *edit*
    I'm about to upgrade so this was very usefull for me, thnx for posting.
     
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  3. gerardfraser

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    Looking at those performace numbers ,its a shame that cossfirex scaling is really bad in some of those games.I am sure they will fix it up soon though.
     
  4. hemmy

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    No. Get X58, period. If you are going to spend over 700 dollars on just the video cards don't be stupid. X58 all the way
     

  5. |Ano|

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    Hehe i understand that X58 is better.
    But for two cards they are just about identical, only with 3 or more gpu's the diff is getting bigger.
     
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  6. tommcd64

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    I wouldn't hold your breath waiting for that fix. They still haven't fixed the crossfire scaling with the 4870 series. I have 2 4870 X2's and I am getting ready to unload then and get 2 5870 cards. The scaling for the "quadfire" has never materialized. A single 5870 is performing as good as and sometimes even better than the 2 4870 X'2 on some of the games and benchmarks.
     
  7. sdamaged99

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    +1

    My quadfire never worked either, total waste of money. Ditched them after 2 months and got my money back. Thank god for ebay.

    ATI make great cards, but their support is absolutely dire
     
  8. buddyfriendo

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    Well unless your resolution is 2560x1600 you are wasting your money with x2 4870X2 cards. It's been a known fact since it's release. Or at least a known fact for me anyway.
     
  9. tommcd64

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    Even at that res only 3 gpu's were ever utilized for me.
     
  10. DSK

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    Most game engines can just handle two gpus any more and your asking a bit much.
     
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  11. CocainHore

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    i don't see a reason playing over 19xx Res... hell i use 1680X1050 and it looks great.
     
  12. GenNova

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    Well, my reason for running at 2560 x 1600 is my 30 inch monitor, trust me you will need that resolution in some situations.
     

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