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 Post subject: crossfire vs single-GPU showdown
PostPosted: Thu Jan 27, 2011 5:03 pm 
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Hey I only got GTX260 but I just wanted to share this info..

http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/3734/s ... dex12.html

take a look at the 3rd and 5th entry
- 3rd entry (single-GPU: GTX570) about $350
- 5th entry (dual-GPU: crossfire of HIS HD 6850) about $180x2 = $360.

the Crossfire of 6850 seems to be the winner for FarCry2 game, for just about $10 more.

I also read that 6850 can be modded to be 6870 !
http://www.techpowerup.com/articles/ove ... idcard/159

So who agree that the new GTX570 can be taken down by two 6850 ?


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 Post subject: Re: crossfire vs single-GPU showdown
PostPosted: Thu Jan 27, 2011 6:11 pm 
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That's 6950 that can be modded to a 6970. Two different cards there. Dual 6870s are for the most part faster than a 570 for sure though. But you also have the driver headaches, increased heat output, and increased power consumption to deal with. I'm currently running CrossFire in my system. My next system will almost definitely be single-card.


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 Post subject: Re: crossfire vs single-GPU showdown
PostPosted: Thu Jan 27, 2011 6:25 pm 
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oh you're right.. that was 69xx (not 68xx).

Yea I think my next upgrade will be these... (2 of the sapphire video card crossfire on Asus mobo)...

http://www.amazon.com/Sapphire-DL-DVI-I ... 279&sr=8-1

http://www.microcenter.com/single_produ ... id=0354078

I just can't tell if there will be enough spacing for 2 sapphire on this motherboard. If it fits, then I'll prolly get those above + i7-2600k + 4GB DDR3 + I would say 750Watt PSU.


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 Post subject: Re: crossfire vs single-GPU showdown
PostPosted: Mon Jan 31, 2011 10:23 pm 
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after hours and hours of reading up on what video card solution (single-GPU or Xfire ) to get for my new gamer PC thats gonna be up and running on 2nd week of February ( PSU coming in late)..
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Asus P8P67-M PRO LGA 1155 mATX Intel Motherboard
Intel Core i5 2500K LGA 1155 Boxed Processor Intel Core i7 2600K LGA 1155 Boxed Processor
Patriot Extreme Performance Sector 5 G Series 4GB DDR3 (10666, 1333 mhz)
Corsair CMPSU-650TX 650-Watt TX Series 80 Plus Certified Power Supply


I can conclude that..
1) two Radeon 6850 xfire = superb performance, but super bad temperature.
2) single GTX570 = falls behind in performance in comparison to the R6850 Xfire, but great temperature
3) both solution are about the same price (about $350)
4) if only GTX570 would cost $300, then I would get this. I'll sacrifice few FPS for simplicity of single-GPU solution and great temperature spec.


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 Post subject: Re: crossfire vs single-GPU showdown
PostPosted: Tue Feb 01, 2011 11:40 pm 
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*bump*

yea.. sorry for the bump.. just wanted to hear comments and suggestions if its wiser to go with two 6850 or a single GTX 570.


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 Post subject: Re: crossfire vs single-GPU showdown
PostPosted: Wed Feb 02, 2011 12:41 pm 
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6850s in CrossFire run at a higher temperature, but still one that is perfectly safe. Also, the overclock better than a GTX 570. A little food for thought.


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 Post subject: Re: crossfire vs single-GPU showdown
PostPosted: Wed Feb 02, 2011 8:22 pm 
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Spartacus,

Thanks for the very helpful insight ! So I guess xfire 6850 wins :)

I probably won't upgrade my video card for at least in another month though :)


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