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Old 12-06-2009, 03:44 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Well, yes. It's essentially as powerful as two of them, because that's what it is :P
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Old 12-06-2009, 03:52 PM   #12 (permalink)
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well what would be better getting that or running two 58s?
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Since performance is practically identical I would personally go for the 5970, simply because it takes up less space. There are probably other considerations I'm unaware of though.
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Old 12-06-2009, 03:56 PM   #14 (permalink)
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alright thanks, ill grab one of those :]
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Old 12-06-2009, 05:00 PM   #15 (permalink)
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also the price for a single 5870 is around 400 bucks, while the price for a 5970 is 600..so it's better to buy the 5970 if you plan on running two 5870s anyway, it'll be 200 bucks cheaper and you dont have to hassle with linking them
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I have seen comparisons where the 5970 outperforms crossfire 5870s. I thought that was strange. Maybe just because of green drivers.
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