Is 5970 still good enough??

hellfire24

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hello to all.nowdays i am very busy so i don't get much time free.now the question is that a 5970 2gb still good enough to play BF3 max settings @1080p maintaining 40+fps???my friend is in need of a 250~300$ graphic card and wants to play BF3 on his 23" monitor maintaining 40+fps.any suggestions are welcome.
 

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Newegg has the 5970 on sale for 300 bucks right now, I would personally say jump on it, even though its last gen, on it own it is way more powerful than a 6950 or 6970 (at least theoretically) and doesn't cost a whole tlot more. Since it is a dual gpu card though, I'm not sure if it will have any crossfire issues and I her 5000 series cards are kind of notorious for that.
 

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Did you look at Crewton's link in the first reply? The 5970 eats the 6970's lunch and then some, getting 50% more fps. now thats only one game, but i imagine other results would be similar.
 

4745454b

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I had my cards wrong.

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/HIS/Radeon_HD_6970/

6970 isn't a 5970 minus the CF. It's a 1000+ shaders short for that. Wonder what card I was thinking of. Maybe the 5870 being two 4870s?
 

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