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I've got a similar dilemma, CF 6850's vs 6950. The thing thats putting me off is micro stutter Is it that bad?

EDIT: Don't mean to hijack, but it may help the OP
I have 2x 6950's.
In the beginning i had microstutter (i thought) but it turned out to be my mouse.
I bought another one and i have no microstutter at all.

I do have flickering... sometimes very annoying when i'm playing BC2.
I would buy the 6950's because:
- The 6950 is much faster (bandwith)
- The 6950 is about 89% better at anisotropic filtering
- The 6950 has a bit better pixel rate
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I have 2x 6950's.
In the beginning i had microstutter (i thought) but it turned out to be my mouse.
I bought another one and i have no microstutter at all.

I do have flickering... sometimes very annoying when i'm playing BC2.
I would buy the 6950's because:
- The 6950 is much faster (bandwith)
- The 6950 is about 89% better at anisotropic filtering
- The 6950 has a bit better pixel rate
Only a problem with BC2 as of right now if I recall. Happens even with single cards, and even nVidia.
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Originally Posted by Vespa125125 View Post
I've got a similar dilemma, CF 6850's vs 6950. The thing thats putting me off is micro stutter Is it that bad?

EDIT: Don't mean to hijack, but it may help the OP
No microstutter here.
    
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What if you lock it down to 60 Hz with 60 FPS, do you get micro stuttering then?
Until now I've never heard of it before but I just did some reading into it.

Does it happen less often with newer cards? is it still a major and noticable problem? etc

Also, nobody mentioned anything about my CPU, can it handle these newer cards?
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i suggest getting a new CPU mobo and RAM before getting a new graphics card, i think that the Core 2 Quad would bottleneck a 6970 let alone crossfired.
    
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What if you lock it down to 60 Hz with 60 FPS, do you get micro stuttering then?
Until now I've never heard of it before but I just did some reading into it.

Does it happen less often with newer cards? is it still a major and noticable problem? etc

Also, nobody mentioned anything about my CPU, can it handle these newer cards?
Microstutter is almost a thing of the past, I never have any with my crossfire setup.

Ignore the people who are saying that at your res it's overkill, if you buy a good crossfire setup now you won't have to buy another card possible 3-4 years and it won't be so much overkill then.

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i suggest getting a new CPU mobo and RAM before getting a new graphics card, i think that the Core 2 Quad would bottleneck a 6970 let alone crossfired.
He wasn't talking about crossfire 6970s, but if he can clock his cpu up to around 3.6 or so he would be fine with crossfire 6870s.
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