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Unlocked 6950 2GB will be great for those games at that resolution.
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Originally Posted by damric View Post
Unlocked 6950 2GB will be great for those games at that resolution.
He has a great recommendation here. However, 6950 are not always able to unlock the odds are in your favor though. Also I have two of these cards and if you want consistent 60+ fps at that res for future games like BF3 might want to consider going 6950 Xfire instead of single.
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Originally Posted by Dimaggio1103 View Post
He has a great recommendation here. However, 6950 are not always able to unlock the odds are in your favor though. Also I have two of these cards and if you want consistent 60+ fps at that res for future games like BF3 might want to consider going 6950 Xfire instead of single.
Some 6950s are known unlockers, so I would suggest ordering as such.
 
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If you search the web for hard evidence like I did you will realize that 2gb cards don't perform that much better than 1gb cards even @ 2500xres, it's marginal, and definitely not worth a premium.

If I were in your position I would grab another 6870(non ref. with beefy cooling solution) and be done with it. I'd like to add that, although I hate to say this, but the two games you mention would give you a min. 15-20 fps on a i5/i7 platform alone, that's before a second 6870.
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If you search the web for hard evidence like I did you will realize that 2gb cards don't perform that much better than 1gb cards even @ 2500xres, it's marginal, and definitely not worth a premium.

If I were in your position I would grab another 6870(non ref. with beefy cooling solution) and be done with it. I'd like to add that, although I hate to say this, but the two games you mention would give you a min. 15-20 fps on a i5/i7 platform alone, that's before a second 6870.
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I'll just leave this here:



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Originally Posted by Oranuro View Post
If you search the web for hard evidence like I did you will realize that 2gb cards don't perform that much better than 1gb cards even @ 2500xres, it's marginal, and definitely not worth a premium.

If I were in your position I would grab another 6870(non ref. with beefy cooling solution) and be done with it. I'd like to add that, although I hate to say this, but the two games you mention would give you a min. 15-20 fps on a i5/i7 platform alone, that's before a second 6870.
Because you don't realize that when your VRAM just doesn't cut it, you won't be able to run the game at all. 1GB is a joke at 2560x1600.

In other words, your 6870 is a JOKE at 2560x1600.
Edited by Stefy - 5/23/11 at 4:00pm
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post #17 of 18
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i am well aware my 6870 is a joke at 2560x1600. that's why i posted in the first place. my question, however, was to upgrade to CF 6870 or 6950 with a future CF down the road if a single 6950 is still not enough.

i believe i have found my answer though. CF 6950's should give me the results i'm looking for, but as stated earlier i'll need a CPU and probly PSU upgrade to fully utilize all that GPU power.

i found this review on the CF 6950. some really great charts and comparisons to other GPU's. http://www.guru3d.com/article/radeon...irex-review/12

anyone disagree with CF 6950's?
post #18 of 18
no disagreement here

That is the best bang for your buck in that price range, I plan on making the switch to 6950(unlocked to a 6970) very very soon. And eventually crossfire 6950s like yourself.

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Originally Posted by Stefy View Post

Because you don't realize that when your VRAM just doesn't cut it, you won't be able to run the game at all. 1GB is a joke at 2560x1600.

In other words, your 6870 is a JOKE at 2560x1600.
Yes, that is the reason why he is upgrading. why not help answer his question?
Edited by (mirror)52-D.S.L. - 5/23/11 at 9:56pm
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