Originally Posted by age_ruler1
No one said 6850s are bad cards. I just said 6870s are a better option when crossfire'ing them.
Look at this
Benchs... There is quite a difference there.
Get some overclocked bench's of 6870 versus 6850 like the 1's i linked to you, and they need to prove that the 6870 is way better than a 6850. Till then a 3% loss in performance does not justify a 15% increase in price.
6850 in crossfire will behave pretty well.
You do have to overclock them... this is overclock.net isnt it?
Since the OP is unlocking his cores and OC'ing his cpu i doubt he wont get his hands dirty and OC his GPU.
Originally Posted by ht_addict
Don't forget that the 6850 has alot of headroom and can be overclocked to the same or better speed than the 6870. That benchmark doesn't show that.