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Wait for the 6990.
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Personally I would go crossfire. I have heard bad things about the 6990, as in hot, loud, and power hungry.
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Personally I would go crossfire. I have heard bad things about the 6990, as in hot, loud, and power hungry.
Bad things like it's the baddest single card out there bad? Yea... Bad!
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i Saw a benchmark of 580 SLi on 16x/16x vs 8x/8x when I was debating a fx or gx 890 MB

up to 2500x1600 it was practically identical on all games

in multi-monitor setup like 5000x1600, then the 16x/16x was ahead by a few fps, like 60fps vs 55 type thing
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I think I'm gonna go the CF route. But... I've seen 6870's for £130 each (direct from xfx) so I'm gonna sell the 6850 and buy 2 of those.

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Thanks guys - you're all amazing - and I've rep'd each of you.
I think I'm gonna go the CF route. But... I've seen 6870's for £130 each (direct from xfx) so I'm gonna sell the 6850 and buy 2 of those.

Guys - you approve?
We definitely approve that!

An HD6870 CF should be plenty to max out all current games under DirectX 11, not to mention it will most probably max out BF3 as well.

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We definitely approve that!

An HD6870 CF should be plenty to max out all current games under DirectX 11, not to mention it will most probably max out BF3 as well.

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Thanx Kcuestag - I'll go that route then.
    
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Thanks guys - you're all amazing - and I've rep'd each of you.
I think I'm gonna go the CF route. But... I've seen 6870's for £130 each (direct from xfx) so I'm gonna sell the 6850 and buy 2 of those.

Guys - you approve?
Crossfire a 6870 with the 6850 you have. They work perfectly together.



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Crossfire a 6870 with the 6850 you have. They work perfectly together.
Except that it'll be running at the 6850's clocks. I think the only reason to get the 6870 would be to replace the 6850 at some point down the road. Otherwise just save your money and get a second 6850. 6850+6870 just seems silly to me.

@OP, I think the 6870s is a better option. The 6870 has a better cooling, so that'll help in crossfire let alone the performance increase.
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post #20 of 43
id go for whichever is cheapest as performance difference will be barely if at all noticable.
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