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I am looking to buy my a GPU and i want opinions from everyone would i t be better to buy 2 6870 and crossfire them, buy 1 6950 and flash it to a 6970, or just buy a 6970. all of these are around the same price so can someone please help me with what would be better for gaming performance
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I believe they laser cut all the 6950's so they cannot be flashed to 6970's anymore.

The 2 6870's will perform best in gaming, even agasint a 6970.
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ok thank you very much
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Yea. The 6870's are the way to go if your PSU and motherboard will support it.

However, i see you have an Eyefinity setup. In this case it would be better to opt for the 6970, because of the better 2GB of VRAM.

If you crossfire two 6870's you will only end up with 1 GB of VRAM, so all in all, for you, the 6970 is the better option.
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ok thats what i was thinking and my MOBO and PSU will support Crossfire 6870s but i was just looking and is there a reason that every 6970 on Newegg is out of stock lol i dunno why but they are all gone
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