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