6970 vs. Dual 5670s

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Would it be better just to save for an Radeon 6970 Graphics Card or just buy a second 5670 to crossfire with what I have now (a 5670).

Note: I only buy XFX brand cards.
 
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I strongly recommend you wait until a sale comes up to purchase your cards. The GTX 470 was $300 last year, but I picked on up in November for $196. You'll probably see Radeon 6970's below $240. So don't bother buying one at $300 when November is sooo close. Or you could get a 6950 for $170 in November (I assume). Or buy right now if you want.

What resolution do you play at?
1 6970 is a lot faster than 2 5670s. 2 5670s would probably perform somewhere between a 6770 and 6850 at absolute most. With cards that weak, I would also imagine microstuttering would be a huge issues with 2 5670s. If you need a lot more graphics performance, definitely save up for the a faster single card. Depending on your resolution, a 6970 might not even be needed. A 6870 or 6950 will perform quite well on all but the highest resolution displays. What resolution are you playing at, and which games are you playing? Also what sort of power supply do you have? You may have to upgrade your PSU to run a higher end card.
 

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There is no comparison in 6970 vs. Dual 5670s. You might be thinking that using dual card will double the frames of your HD 5670 but that is not possible. Maximum 10-20% frames can improve from a single HD 5670, so it will never come close to HD 6970. So if you have big monitor and want HD gaming still you have to go for 6970. Or going for dual HD 6870 is a better option.
 
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Well, I have enough to get a second card now, I'll have to wait a month or so for the other.
I play World in Conflict and I want to run BF3 on High (not necessarily Ultra)

Specs:
Phenom II X4 965BE OC
8GB DDR3-1600
700W StealthXStream
 
I strongly recommend you wait until a sale comes up to purchase your cards. The GTX 470 was $300 last year, but I picked on up in November for $196. You'll probably see Radeon 6970's below $240. So don't bother buying one at $300 when November is sooo close. Or you could get a 6950 for $170 in November (I assume). Or buy right now if you want.

What resolution do you play at?
 
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Well, I have enough to get a second card now, I'll have to wait a month or so for the other.
I play World in Conflict and I want to run BF3 on High (not necessarily Ultra)

Specs:
Phenom II X4 965BE OC
8GB DDR3-1600
700W StealthXStream

If you look up some 5670 crossfire reviews you'll find the performance is similar to a radeon 5770/6770, which isn't enough to run BF3 on High.
 

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If you buy another HD 5670 and used it in crossfire then it will be totally money wasted in my POV. Get a better card then HD 5670 as the new games requirements are increasing steeply so if you want a real value for you money get atleast HD 6870 and atleast specify at what resolution do you actually play!!!!!!!!!!
 
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Thats a good idea ill think about it for christmas.
 
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