i thought the latest 6xxx series cards are rather cf friendly, i could be wrong, i don't own a cf setup, but from what i've read in reviews, they're generally pretty good.
if money is not a problem, by all means get a 580 or 6970, 1 card is for sure less buggy. but in terms of best bang for the buck, cf your 6850 is the winner in my opinion.
EDIT: seems to be a bit of a conflict there, or not?
Edited by erik257 - 7/22/11 at 3:26am
Originally Posted by dklimitless;14304610
If anyone tells you "Yes! Go CF!", shove both cards down his or her throat... or up...
Get a single, better performing card for multiple reasons:
1) Less heat and power consumption
2) Less driver issues
3) No micro-stuttering, lack of CF support in a game, etc.
4) Allows room for CF/SLI setup in the future with the release of a newer generation since prices will most likely drop and the price/performance ratio would easily not warrant getting one of the next gen cards as opposed to the multi-card setup.
5) Did I mention less heat and driver issues?