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x2 5850 or x1 5870?

20 Jul 2009
5850 is about 15% slower than a 5870. The 5850 crossfire is a smidge slower than a 5970...

a 5850 at 5870 speeds is only 5% slower in most scenarios so if I were you I would just get a single 5850 and clock it at 850.1200 (which 95% of cards will do if not more). that way you get to save some cash as it looks as though you may have settled on a 5870 anyway.

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