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post #1 of 12
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Hello!

I was wondering, there is much difference between having two 6870 or three 6850?

Having in mind playing Battlefield 3, TES: Skyrim , etc.

SAPPHIRE 100315L Radeon HD 6850 1GB x 3 ($464.99)

or

SAPPHIRE 100314SR Radeon HD 6870 1GB x 2 ($379.98)
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i don't think you can tri-fire the 6850.
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post #4 of 12
nope ...just two. and to be honest, theres not much difference between 6850 or 6870 xfire.they both scale really well. i also found it disappointing that two cards where the limit for theses cards. i run a 28'' monitor with a higher resolution with no problems in game.
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also an 850 psu is overkill for theses cards.i ran mine for awhile with a 650.
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post #6 of 12
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damn thats disappointing

Do you know any compatibility chart about three or more crossfire x?
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post #7 of 12
Why don't you simply take one or two 6950?
    
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post #8 of 12
What's disappointing? You can still crossfire 6870's and get the best price/performance of any of these options. Or if you're set on tri/quad firing in the future, get a 6970 for now and start saving.
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What's disappointing? You can still crossfire 6870's and get the best price/performance of any of these options. Or if you're set on tri/quad firing in the future, get a 6970 for now and start saving.
thats a good idea too
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post #10 of 12
There is a 6850 with 2 cf terminals, no idea if software would support it. It is the OEM card, I think Power Color makes it. I would get 2 6870's.
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