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Hi guys, i am getting one of these cards for free & i'm considering to buy another, to replace my GT 430 in a few months time, does anybody think this is a good idea? my power will be upgraded if nessicary.
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I run them on my other rig, they are getting dated but still a strong set up. I had them on my main rig but went to a single 6970 and they were close only issue was just having 512ram. You can check the scores in my sig.
    
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Hmmm.
That's really nice considering i'm only paying £100 for two.
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However, what is the single cards score? if it can run BF3 then yes i'm in.
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I'd say say keep the one you're getting for free (obviously lol) and hold off on the CF.
Wait for southern Islands and see what that brings to the board. You probably will be able to snatch a more powerful DX11 card for that price then.

EDIT:
Well, if you intend to play and hopefully max out BF3, then maybe you can CF. I personally wouldn't though
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Faoeoa View Post
However, what is the single cards score? if it can run BF3 then yes i'm in.
1-4870= 17358

http://3dmark.com/3dm06/15046458
    
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