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Eyefinity cards, 5870, 5970?

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by Salsadippa, 18 Feb 2010.

  1. Salsadippa

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    Joined: 11 Jul 2008

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    I'm currently running a ATI 4850 which was an emergency replacement for my blown up 8800GTX, and now it's starting to really struggle with the latest games. Also my Dell 2407 is overheating regularly, so is due for replacement shortly as well.

    If I was looking at an Eyefinity set up with 3 monitors, will the 5870 Vapor-X give me enough grunt for decent frame rates at max resolution or would I have to be pushing the boat out and go for the 5970?

    I'm a bit torn on this one, but if I could get a decently running set up for around £750 I'd probably go for it, but if I can't deliver a decent performance I'd probably leave it for a while.

    I was thinking something like 3x BenQ G2222HDL and a 5870, but if it's not going to be any good, i can just get a new grfx card, and buy a new deskfan to keep my Dell cool enough to run for a while :eek:

    Can't seem to find much information anywhere about performance of Eyefinity, so want to see if anyone can give me any more info before I lay out the cash. Any advice appreciated. Cheers.
     
  2. macca672

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    Joined: 20 Mar 2005

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    Location: Leicester

    5870 will run eyefinity fine, im using one with 3 24 inch monitors at 5840x1080

    COD Modern Warfare 2 at full settings (AA off) fps = ~85
    World of Warcraft at full settings (shadows low) fps = ~120
    Alien Vs Predator at full settings (DX11) fps = ~60
     
  3. Salsadippa

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    Now that sounds pretty spot on, thanks very much.
     
  4. blackninja

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    Joined: 13 Nov 2007

    Posts: 1,483

    And ... 5970 @ 5760x1080 (clocked @ 950/1250)

    MW2 max settings throughout inc 4xAA = 100+
    Dirt on Ultra (DX11) 2xMSAA = 52 fps
    Crysis is playable on Gamer settings (no AA)
    Stalker (1/2/3) ALL good on max settings other than sunshaft stuff which kills it!!!
    Far Cry2, max settings + AA etc ... 80+ fps

    Drop the eye candy a bit where necessary and a 5870/5850 should play most things OK ..
     
    Last edited: 18 Feb 2010
  5. BigBruiserAl

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    Joined: 11 Sep 2008

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    Location: Co. Durham

    you run avp on full whack but turn wow shdows down? :confused:
     
  6. macca672

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    Joined: 20 Mar 2005

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    Location: Leicester

    they really are a killer :D
     
  7. Daaaveee

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    Joined: 21 Feb 2006

    Posts: 1,844

    Badly optimised shadows in WoW :o

    A 5870 would be fine for Eyefinity, maybe you will have to notch the AA down once here or there to keep it silky smooth, but it will run great :)
     
  8. Fledge

    Hitman

    Joined: 9 Jan 2009

    Posts: 852

    Location: Olney

    Oh Crysis you hardware whore :)