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Old 11-07-2010, 11:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Right now I have two Saffire Radeon HD 3870's in Crossfire. For the games I'm playing they work well. However, in looking to upgrade I'm looking at possibly going w/ a single 5770 or 4870. It appears that one of those cards would outperform both of my 3870's. My question is, would I gain any performance by Crossfiring one of my 3870's w/ one of the above mentioned upgrades, or would it be better to stick w/ the one 5770/4870?

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a 4870 or 5770 would be a little better, but not really by a large enough margin to consider them upgrades.

and you cannot crossfire a 3870 with a 4870 or 5770, that's just not gonna work.
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a 4870 or 5770 would be a little better, but not really by a large enough margin to consider them upgrades.

and you cannot crossfire a 3870 with a 4870 or 5770, that's just not gonna work.
What about 2 5770's or a 4870 X2? Would they be noticeable upgrades?

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2 5770s is roughly the performance of a 5870 and would your best option. If you cant afford that then a single 5770.
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