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 Post subject: Worth it?
PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2011 2:41 am 
Klamath
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Hello All,
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.

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 Post subject: Re: Worth it?
PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2011 10:11 am 
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mrmarrero wrote:
Hello All,
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.

~mm



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
- Price
- More Heat

If it is truly a good price, this is a win.


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 Post subject: Re: Worth it?
PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2011 12:35 pm 
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I would do it. Of course I am Crossfire crazy. :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Worth it?
PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2011 1:37 pm 
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i have crossfired 5870s on my current PC, i say that one is enough for most games, but if you need the extra GPU power, 2 of those will not be a slouch.


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 Post subject: Re: Worth it?
PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2011 5:09 pm 
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Thanks for the replies. At the price offered I don't think I can refuse.


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