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Two crossfire bridges?
There is no benefit for the second bridge; we know this. Adding it does no harm either. Alot of people like myself put it on just for looks.
    
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OIC, did your TF editions shader unlock?
    
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TFIII 6950 Does unlock, MSI even said it themselves, they even made a custom BIOS for it.
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Link?

I never said they didn't, I just know unlocked 6950s @ 1000 core are only a few fps faster than my 470s at 1200 or less, so I wouldn't recommend them based on overclocking potential.
    
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Please fill in your system specs in the UserCP > Add System screen. Knowing what all components you have would help us make the best recommendation.

All things considered, personally, I agree with Balla. I think if you can find a GTX480 for $300, that is the best thing going right now at that price range for your resolution, assuming you don't mind having a somewhat noisy card. 6950 2GB is also a nice option, however you don't get the physX with AMD cards ... if you care about that sort of thing. Many people also feel that AMD doesn't do as good of a job with their drivers as nV, so you may want to consider that (although, this is, of course, a subject of constant, hot debate )

Personally I generally slightly prefer nV cards because of physX, the ease with which they OC and OV using Afterburner (no silly driver limits to work around like AMD sometimes has), the fact that they have individual settings profiles for each game built into the control panel (i.e. you can set 8xAA just for Bioshock, as an example), and that you can view your VRAM usage with nV cards, which you cannot w/AMD cards (at least, last I checked you couldn't, this may have changed as it's been almost a year since I rocked one).
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2x460 or 2x470 would be what I would do. How quickly could you SLI a 560ti? If we are talking a year down the road or something, I would get the most bang for your buck right now.
 
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Link?

I never said they didn't, I just know unlocked 6950s @ 1000 core are only a few fps faster than my 470s at 1200 or less, so I wouldn't recommend them based on overclocking potential.
http://www.overclock.net/amd-ati/102...i-unlocks.html

Please do read the whole thread.
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post #18 of 22
Thats cool, its still a $293 card on Newegg after the mail in rebate.

Why take the AMD card for more than an 480, when the unlocked 6950 is only going to reach stock 580 performance, whereas the 480 will exceed it?
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Why do any of the suggestions when 2x460 SLI will spank them all, especially the way they oc?
 
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i'd go with a 570... just because i like nvidia better
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