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Which one. CF HD 5830's Or a 6950 Shaders unlocked and OC'ed

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I'm having a hard time deciding whether I should CF my existing card or buy a 6950 and soup it up. What are the advantages and disadvantages of a Crossfire and what are the advantages and disadvantages of a Single card setup. Which one would give me better performance in games like BFBC2.

Thanks, in advance.
Edited by ZyltadoR - 6/9/11 at 10:01am
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5xxx has scaling issues.....go 6950 essentially a 6970 with the unlock.
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5xxx has scaling issues.....go 6950 essentially a 6970 with the unlock.
Sorry im unfamiliar to what Scaling is, what is it exactly?

EDIT:
Scratch that google is my friend.
How big of a performance boost will the 6950 give me over the 5830 CF?
Edited by ZyltadoR - 6/9/11 at 10:06am
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Originally Posted by ZyltadoR View Post
Sorry im unfamiliar to what Scaling is, what is it exactly?
scaling meaning the amount of extra performance you are going to see by adding an additional 5800 series, the 6900's are much better at getting increased performance (scaling upward) with crossfire.

so going to a 6950 would allow you to have a great card now, and a great option to upgrade in the future by crossfiring with another and increased scaling
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