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currently running 2x hd 5850's @ 1025/1100
is another 5850 worth having making trifire ?
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AFAIK, scaling is still very bad with more than 2 videocards. Most games still do not take advantage of a 2nd videocard. Unless you're folding or something I don't think it's worth it to get a 3rd card.
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Maybe if you're a 'benching geek' ... IOW, it will increase your FPS pretty nicely (+35-45% scaling is common with this setup) on 3dMark and such. However, mostly due to the vram restriction, you probably won't end up getting a much higher 'max playable settings' from this upgrade.

I ran tri-fire 5850's for a short time ... hoping to be able to bump up settings on metro and jc2 and CoP ... but it just didn't seem to help much. IOW the MIN's in the troublesome areas of the games didn't really go up.
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thanks for the reply

may leave it as it is then.

i currently have a 24" 1920x1200 monitor and itching for a 27" screen would that be a good upgrade ?
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