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Old 10-09-10, 02:32 PM
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Hello everyone, i wonder what does 2 of the new XFX 5970 4GB BE LIMITED performs in crossfire?

im sort of buying a new computer and i choosed these cards, i don't have any issues with paying that money, so please don't tell me it's very expensive!

Just waiting for nVidia to release a new cards with GF104 or AMD 6XXX series.

Is there any chance tom is going to review this in like 1 day? i want to buy them right now.










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Old 10-09-10, 04:05 PM
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well 2 5970 speak for themselves in performance so i can imagine some blacks being very good,if you got the funds then go for it it will be hefty.

dont you have some 5970's
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Old 10-09-10, 04:14 PM
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Problem with these cards as with any other 5970 is that they scale terribly. Buying more than one is pointless as it will be microstutter city. The other thing to mention is have you got 6 screens? If you have six screens, eyefinity doesn't like crossfire (quad), if you don't, you don't need these cards.

If you want to blow an inordinate amount of cash on GPUs get a toxic 5970, see how you go with one, then if you decide that you enjoy headbutting the wall a lot, buy another.

simples *squeak"
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Old 10-09-10, 04:17 PM
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i hought they scaled ok as its hardware dependant,also i would of thought he got alot of screens as he chose these cards over the toxics.
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Old 10-09-10, 04:20 PM
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Got to love when people buy into marketting. Just buy a normal 5970, thats nothing special at all dude.

Also quad fire = proper poooo loads of games run slower than normal crossfire 5870's.
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Old 10-09-10, 04:24 PM
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Trust me, quadfire doesn't scale well. I have a pair of 5970s, some games scale well (usual suspects) others don't. Eyefinity doesn't support crossfire in most cases, as it will just flash the screen, or it will support it, but the framerate will be way down. For example Dirt2 with catalyst AI off (i.e. 1/2 a 5970 on) will get 70+ frames with eyefinity, with crossfire, 20 is optimistic.

If you have 6 screens, you will also need a 6 screen mount, which costs about £450+
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Old 10-09-10, 04:26 PM
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jaysus i realy thought they scaled well especialy the top 5 series.
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Old 10-09-10, 04:49 PM
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Crossfire (x2) scales very well, but above that it doesn't. There are a few reasons, but mostly its because games aren't built to code for more than 2 gpus, and driver writers don't concentrate on people who have more than 2 gpus as they are a minority. It also explains why the whole eyefinity crossfire thing is such a mess.
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Trust me, quadfire doesn't scale well.
My experiments are beginning to agree. Batman just gets absolutely eaten alive. 38fps min, 110 avg and 210 max with quadfire.

Crysis? Jesus, don't go there. 50% reduction over one card. Fallout is the exact same so obviously nothing is even happening.

I won't blame ATI, the game coders are simply not bothering to support more than two. It's been a very interesting experiment though

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jaysus i realy thought they scaled well especialy the top 5 series.
They'll all scale the same mush. They're all dual GPU with a hard bridge built in. That's all, nothing different between the 3870x2, 4870x2 or 5970 apart from the actual graphics card parts (GPU memory etc) but they are all built using the same idea.
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Old 10-09-10, 05:33 PM
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I decided to go with another 5970 2GB instead of 2 new 5970 4GB

i already have one 5970 2GB installed in my system.

Thank you guys! i really wanted to try the new 4GB from XFX..but maybe other time.

Here is the new upgrades:

-Core i7-980X

-Noctua NH-D14

-Asus Rampage III Extreme

-XFX AMD 5970 2GB Black Edition

-Crucial RealSSD C300 256GB SATA 6Gb/s

-Corsair AX1200 Watt 80 PLUS Gold Single Rail +12V 100.4A

-Cooler Master HAF X



my full system specs can be found here

http://forum.overclock3d.net/index.p...76#entry352876
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