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will my rig be fine with 6970 for start with the possiblity of Crossfire with another one later..........i think with my eyefinity i will lose the low min fps(even with a single compared to 6870cf).........in the future can my rig can handle 2x6970s????

btw does anyone know if i will see better fps if i went from my 6870s to one 6970? i think my problem is low mins fps, i would like to hear anyones opinions on this.......in eyefinity mind you...

will it be worth it to go that way? or cpu way?

***Keep in mind that i understand i will be getting higher fps with my 6870s but i think i will get better min fps with just one 6970 ...which i think will provide me with smoother gameplay with eyefinity... then maybe another in time CF BABY...
Edited by =JLumbs= - 5/20/11 at 7:49am
 
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post #23 of 29
your min fps will be a lot higher with a 6970 than a 6850. why not get a 6950 and unlock to 6970?
my current config is q6600 @ 3.4ghz with 4gigs of ddr2 and 2 6950 unlocked to 6970. my fps in bfbc2 with one 6950 is avg 90 fps and drops as low as 60fps(max setting and all @ 1080). if i try to use crossfire i actually get avg 65~fps and drops to 33fps. seems my gpu is being held back by both my q6600 and my mobo is actually pci 16x & 4x pci v1.
i ordered a 2600k and a z68 with 16g of ddr3 and 2 SSD along with a SFF case( i travel a lot and plan on taking my pc with me). when i build the pc i will let you know my fps.
post #24 of 29
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your min fps will be a lot higher with a 6970 than a 6850. why not get a 6950 and unlock to 6970?
my current config is q6600 @ 3.4ghz with 4gigs of ddr2 and 2 6950 unlocked to 6970. my fps in bfbc2 with one 6950 is avg 90 fps and drops as low as 60fps(max setting and all @ 1080). if i try to use crossfire i actually get avg 65~fps and drops to 33fps. seems my gpu is being held back by both my q6600 and my mobo is actually pci 16x & 4x pci v1.
i ordered a 2600k and a z68 with 16g of ddr3 and 2 SSD along with a SFF case( i travel a lot and plan on taking my pc with me). when i build the pc i will let you know my fps.
you should fill in your sig rig specs... so you are saying that when using Crossfire you are getting lower min fps?? and your not using eyefinity hmmm.... I would love to hear from you to see what kinda gains you will get from your q6600 although mine is Q9550 at 4.1ghz....have you tried to oc your Q6600 to 4ghz or more before you build to bench and see if 4ghz will help......

If what you say is correct then my cpu could be holding me back too, cause when i go single card it seems to run better in eyefinity....
Edited by =JLumbs= - 5/20/11 at 8:59am
 
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my max q6600 OC is 3.6 at most. i plan on putting specs on sig as soon as i build my new pc.
due to cpu bottleneck i get negative crossfire scaling and the fact that my pci lanes are 16x and 4x v1.
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my max q6600 OC is 3.6 at most. i plan on putting specs on sig as soon as i build my new pc.
due to cpu bottleneck i get negative crossfire scaling and the fact that my pci lanes are 16x and 4x v1.
do u think that is happening to me as well???
 
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i have q 9550 it was at 4.0 with 6870 got 2500 k clocked it 4.0 and my frames went up in bc2 it plays alot smoother also
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that is good to hear do you have numbers or benchies???
 
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i have q 9550 it was at 4.0 with 6870 got 2500 k clocked it 4.0 and my frames went up in bc2 it plays alot smoother also
are you also using eyefinity??????
 
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