I friend of mine offered to sell me his HD 5870 at a good price. I currently am running the same card in my main machine and am wondering if the addition of a second card would result in any noticeable improvement in gaming. The rest of my system specs are:
i5 750 @ 3.2, EVGA P55 FTW edition, 8GB Corsair DDR3 1600MHz, 1TB WD Caviar Black, Intel 80GB SSD, XFX HD5870. My PSU is a CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX. I am running Win 7 64-bit. My resolution is 1920 x 1200.
Thanks in advance for your assistance.
If you already have a matching card, I say go for it.
+ Higher frame rates at higher resolutions
+ Less lag and stuttering.
+ More folding horse power (if you get into that)
+ 20-30% + better performance in games.
+ Cross Fire
+ Bragging rights to your friends running a single card (unless said single card is faster)
- More noise
- More Heat
If it is truly a good price, this is a win.