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Skozaa November 11, 2011 03:48 AM

Crossfire or single video card?
Hi guys,

im buying a pc in future

just waiting for my money

but I can't think about which card is best to have

2x sapphire HD6870 in crossfire ( price 150 euro each )
1x XFX HD6970 ( price 319 euro )

and which motherboard is best or is there another better motherboard
Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD4 ( 157,90*)
Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD3P-B3 (162,90*)

I hope you can help me to get a good gaming pc

Buddy :)

Avenger212 November 11, 2011 04:35 AM

I say invest on the highest card (6970) as it will give you better performance than the 6870. 6870 is considered to be a mid range card and the 6970 the best single GPU card that AMD made.
Edit: This is to avoid any possible (driver) problems you might encounter with CFX, But if you want higher scaling take the risk and go for the 6870.

Skozaa November 11, 2011 05:02 AM

Tnx for your opinion :thumb:

I like to see more opinions to have a better view about taking the good choice

( btw sorry for my bad english, im not that good @ it )

Avenger212 November 11, 2011 05:05 AM

I think because this is a Canadian forum you'll see more as the day pass by and yes I also want someone to argue with me.

Your_friendly_gamer November 11, 2011 06:17 AM

also get Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD4 ( 157,90*)
That's a solid performing board, I had one and it did everything very well!

Skozaa November 11, 2011 06:29 AM


Originally Posted by Your_friendly_gamer (Post 567438)
also get Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD4 ( 157,90*)
That's a solid performing board, I had one and it did everything very well!

Ok tnx I will :biggrin:

GT7R November 11, 2011 02:56 PM

6870s in CF will give more 'on paper' performance and better benchmark results, but a single 6970 will provide a more trouble free experience. (and less heat/noise/power draw)
Just my 2 cents.

Bond007 November 11, 2011 03:08 PM

IMO always get the best single card your budget allows for. This avoids the headaches of SLI/XFire, but gives you the option to add another card in the future if you find you need it or get a great deal. I would consider SLI/Xfire as an upgrade path down the road and not a plan to start with.

Pabz0r545 November 11, 2011 05:09 PM

I have 2 6870's and I wish I had bought a single card like a 6970 or gtx 570, 580.

Slik November 12, 2011 06:41 AM

The only reason to have two cards,is if you have a 30 inch monitor. 2560x1600 or higher resolutions perform better with two cards. One good card will run anything else.

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