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2 5850 vs 6970 +140usd worth it?

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I'm considering selling my 2 5850 and buying a 6970.

it's actually going to cost me 140usd extra

cons: 8-20% less performance in games.
cost 140usd

Pros: 1. when in future upgraded to crossfire much better performance.
2. call of pripyat shows better eyefinity performance with just 1 card.
3. more future proof.
4. 2gb vs 1gb vram
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post #2 of 7
I think you will be loosing more than gaining.
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Since you have a 3 monitor setup I would say go for it, otherwise if you just had one monitor I would say keep them.
 
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Originally Posted by nagle3092 View Post
Since you have a 3 monitor setup I would say go for it, otherwise if you just had one monitor I would say keep them.
I didn't see the 3 monitors in your sig, yep you need the vram.
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post #5 of 7
Not for $140. Maybe do it for $50 plus your cards. Or just straight across.

I'd rather have the one single more powerful gpu compared to two in crossfire. Also 1gb of vram doesn't do as good now adays.
    
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hopefuly the AC S1 R2 fits a 6970, otherwise its going to be +170usd

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Originally Posted by MrTOOSHORT View Post
Not for $140. Maybe do it for $50 plus your cards. Or just straight across.

I'd rather have the one single more powerful gpu compared to two in crossfire. Also 1gb of vram doesn't do as good now adays.
yeah, I would prolly make the change at 80usd, 140-170usd is a bit too much considering also loosing performance.
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post #7 of 7
Wait for the 7xxx series, the 5850 cfx still works pretty good. Just replaced my hd4850 cfx with 6950 (with 6970 clocks) , not that much of a difference just barely worth it.
Battlefield 3 made me do it
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