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Originally Posted by scott_cheggSweet but who can justify a grand for a graphics card.
Sapphire tell us that less than one thousand units will be produced.
Originally Posted by JCBeastieNo doubt that this is an excellent achievement by Sapphire, but IMO it makes little sense.
While you claim it'll beat a conventional Crossfire setup as it has a healthy overclock I foresee bandwidth issues, especially in more modern games using DX11 and tessalation. The advantage of a traditional 2x 5870 setup is you get a full 16x PCI-E slot to each GPU; whereas with this solution each GPU is recieving 8x each, twinned with the enormous amoun tof memory to fill I think regular Crossfire may scale better at higher resolution/detail.
Final problem is you can buy 2 5870's cheaper than a single 5970, possibly even overclocked models.
Originally Posted by shaffaaf27could we have the clocks lowered to stock 5970, so we can see if the 2GB actually makes a difference vs a 5970? (id assume this only affects 2560, so benches for that?)
also SLI GTX480s cost around this much, could we get benches vs that aswell?
Originally Posted by rickysioIt's for the same reason why people set benchmark records.
Originally Posted by OmnituensShame it's as ugly as sin.
Originally Posted by earlydoorsThat's how many
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