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Old 05-07-10, 01:25 AM   #12
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Default Re: GTX 470 or HD 5870?

Originally Posted by MUYA View Post
I don't max out seetings at RAIDS too, using the particles to myself only options. I just want to have a card that would allow me to see full particles without slowing down the system in raids.
I'll let you know if I test it. Like I say, in order to do so I'd like to be in a non essential raid role. If I do that soon, I'll sound off. IMO your best bet would be a single GTX 480. MGPU does not behave well in AoC. It works but has pants scaling.

Now I'll add idle temps to what I noted earlier about load.

Stock idle temps for a single 470 in my case was 42C. Single HD 5870 was 33C. Below are stock idle SLi/Crossfire numbers.



So around 10C idle variation and around 16C or more load. In AoC the only difference I felt between them was the amount of heat coming out of my case
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