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Looks like I stand corrected. If a hit of 5fps or so is all you're going to take, that ain't too shabby!!
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Thanks for the replies guys, This thread is full of mixed opinions so I think I might play it safe and go with a 6950 and xfire later if needed. Regardless this thread alone has made me switch from nvidia to ATI.
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How are you supposed to cool crossfire cards cuz wouldn't one card's fan be blocked? does it work properly i'm just wondering cuz if the 6870 ever drops to like 120 bucks i'm gonna crossfire lol

im a noob at this... just letting u know
    
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Originally Posted by rocklobsta1109 View Post
look at the reivew steven-1979 posted... its withing 5 fps on pretty much everything. yes its not as good as 8x8 or 16x16 but its about 95% and will still work fine.
Wrong. The performance might not be that bad, but there are several issues with running x16,x4 crossfire. Most notably is the clearly noticeable lag/stuttering that occurs. I used to use crossfire 6850's on a gigabyte ud3p p67 and it was awful.

Simply put, don't use multiple gpu's on a board that isn't meant for multiple gpu's.
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4x bandwidth isn't bad you see like a 5% performance drop over 16x bandwidth.

1x is where you see about a 25% performance decrease.
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Wrong. The performance might not be that bad, but there are several issues with running x16,x4 crossfire. Most notably is the clearly noticeable lag/stuttering that occurs. I used to use crossfire 6850's on a gigabyte ud3p p67 and it was awful.

Simply put, don't use multiple gpu's on a board that isn't meant for multiple gpu's.
This has got me worried
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