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Should I CF my 6850 or sell my 6850 and get a 570? Also will I have enough power to add another 6850 to the mix? I play crysis, BFBC2, and I am going to be getting rage and skyrim. I want to max these out or come close to it. AA isnt that necessary.
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http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/302?vs=306 6850 cf would be faster than a 570 so I guess it depends on if you want to deal with having a 2 card setup. Not really a big deal in my opinion. http://www.overclock.net/power-suppl...alculator.html According to this, it takes a 550w psu to run 6850 in cf.
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Hard choice, I would consider a 6950 2GB as an option too.
    
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cf 6850 wins against 570 <-- check out the link, you'll get 93(6850) fps against 70(570), I have a gtx 570 and want to sli later for bf3 but right now it runs great.


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CF your existing HD6850 it will give your system significant graphics boost
    
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I like 2x 6850, but you may need a new PSU. 570 if you just want one and no new PSU. Might need one for either.
 
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post #7 of 11
2x6850 goes toe to toe with a gtx 580.. imo that's your best bet. http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/302?vs=305

if you do decide to sell it I may be interested though! pm me

edit: oh and you'd be fine for power with either setup. Just don't try some LN2/DICE overclocking or something haha
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post #8 of 11
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Originally Posted by razaice View Post
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/302?vs=306 6850 cf would be faster than a 570 so I guess it depends on if you want to deal with having a 2 card setup. Not really a big deal in my opinion. http://www.overclock.net/power-suppl...alculator.html According to this, it takes a 550w psu to run 6850 in cf.
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cf 6850 wins against 570 <-- check out the link, you'll get 93(6850) fps against 70(570), I have a gtx 570 and want to sli later for bf3 but right now it runs great.


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An overclocked 570 can turn out to be faster than a stock GTX 580, so I believe THIS would be a better comparison. Provided he OC's the 570. Even after this, later on he can SLI with another 570 to get even more power.

If you go for the 570, your PSU would be fine as it's an excellent PSU. If you SLI later on though, consider the Seasonic X650, or X750 even.
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An overclocked 570 can turn out to be faster than a stock GTX 580, so I believe THIS would be a better comparison. Provided he OC's the 570. Even after this, later on he can SLI with another 570 to get even more power.

If you go for the 570, your PSU would be fine as it's an excellent PSU. If you SLI later on though, consider the Seasonic X650, or X750 even.
The comparison I posted WAS 6850CF vs gtx 580.. haha

the 6850CF still is within a few % and in some cases even better than a 580.

Either option is solid.. i'm just leaning toward CF since he already has one and 6850s are dirt cheap.

cost of buying 570: 290 AR... let's say he sells his 6850 for 130-140, total net loss is around 150-160 OC it and you get 580 performance

cost of buying a second 6850... around 160: leave it at stock and you get ~580 performance.

either option is good. Just figure 6850CF will be better for the convenience of it.
    
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The comparison I posted WAS 6850CF vs gtx 580.. haha

the 6850CF still is within a few % and in some cases even better than a 580.

Either option is solid.. i'm just leaning toward CF since he already has one and 6850s are dirt cheap.

cost of buying 570: 290 AR... let's say he sells his 6850 for 130-140, total net loss is around 150-160 OC it and you get 580 performance

cost of buying a second 6850... around 160: leave it at stock and you get ~580 performance.

either option is good. Just figure 6850CF will be better for the convenience of it.
I concur entirely. It just depends on the route the OP wants to take, which I suggested the 570 so he can just SLI that later. Dual GPU setups always seem to have a problem one way or another however.
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