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Can you tell me what kind of performance your getting. With current drivers how are your battlefield Bad Comp 2 frames? All the old benchmarks for these cards are killing me. They all use 10.12 that i can tell and didn't 11.4 ccc give a huge performance boost to 6xxx cards.
My BC2 eyefinity FPS never drops below 60 with the newest preview drivers. (that's with everything on max, I believe)

I doubt your cpu would prove a big bottleneck - you mightsqueeze 1-2 more fps out at high res, but that's about it.
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Your CPU will bottleneck those cards very hard though.
CPU bottlenecks are near non-existant at res's larger than 2MP
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CPU bottlenecks are near non-existant at res's larger than 2MP
2MP? so i guess we got the bottleneck out of the way so sounds like the majority of people are saying that the 6950 would be best even at stock when you weight the pro's and con's. Is that what i'm getting from everyone here? By the way you and i have very similar systems and your liking your 6950 xfire? do you wish you would have got the 6970 xfire?
Edited by geazy - 7/19/11 at 11:51am
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I think this is what dude above meant right. I was looking at a ton of benchmarks again and the only spot where the GPU's are bottlenecked are at lower resolutions. At resolutions of 1080p and better the the CPU's were almost identical but at lower resolutions the Sandy bridge cpu's killed the AMD. So this works great for me as I run 5240x1050 resolution.
post #25 of 30
just get 6950's and either unlock shaders and oc or straight flash a 6970 bios, save $200. you wont regret it. spend the $200 on a 120gb crucial m4 or something. My 6950's run anything i throw at it.
Edited by DaXxJaPxX - 7/22/11 at 9:41am
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My BC2 eyefinity FPS never drops below 60 with the newest preview drivers. (that's with everything on max, I believe)

I doubt your cpu would prove a big bottleneck - you mightsqueeze 1-2 more fps out at high res, but that's about it.
please explain to me how u combines ur monitors, lol. how the hell does a 32" fit in there. a pic would be awesome
Edited by DaXxJaPxX - 7/22/11 at 9:41am
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just get 6950's and either unlock shaders and oc or straight flash a 6970 bios, save $200. you wont regret it. spend the $200 on a 120gb crucial m4 or something. My 6950's run anything i throw at it.
Yeah i'm going to get dual 6950's
post #28 of 30
Good luck finding 2x Reference 6950's that don't cost as much as a 6970. Since you can't flash the BIOS on nearly all new Non-reference 6950's and can't unlock shaders on some of the newer Non-reference ones too.

If you are going for the 6950's with the sole intent on unlocking, then I'd be very cautious about the cards you get. Otherwise, CF 6950's are like an unstoppable force for the price!

If you are unlocking, why not just pony up the extra $30 for each card for 6970's and KNOW that you are going to have 6970 performance. People on here ALWAYS seem to recommend unlocked 6950's, but that golden period of time has passed and getting your hands on an unlockable reference 6950 is about as easy as licking your elbow.

Good luck on the 6950's and if you manage to find Reference 6950's for a decent price, I commend you sir.


(I bet some of you tried to lick your elbows didn't you? )
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Have you considered flashing the 6950s to 70s?
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