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LOL hell no

maybe it will not give the powerful and excellent 2fps more than the SB give
Let's not start arguments over how dramatic an effect a good CPU can have on framerates, and discuss what's actually relevant.
    
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post #12 of 19
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Let's not start arguments over how dramatic an effect a good CPU can have on framerates, and discuss what's actually relevant.
Not his fault someone else strayed from the topic with misinformation.

Back on topic, I'd either get another 5850 or preferably go with the 2GB 6950's, as they were truly designed for eyefinity resolution and will allow you to push your detail settings.
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Edit - Just noticed you said if you go option 3, you're skipping next gen. Go with Option 1 (or 2) and hold out until next gen
well I rarely game, I wonder how much 2x 6950 2gb Dual fans are worth early 2012?

Incase I can sell on ebay early 2012 2x Sapphire 6950 2GB Dirt3 for 60-70%(300-350usd) of what they cost now I could sell them and buy a 4GB(real) 79xx card?

this is speculation but right now 6970 is 20-30% less performance then 5850x2 when 1gb VRAM is enough.

it is just a guess that a 79xx 4gb(real) should perform at 70-85% of 6950x2 with the added benefit of double VRAM.
It propably cost's me 100-150usd to sell 6950x2 and buy 79xx 4GB, then middle of 2012 I buy another 79xx new or used for cheaper price.
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I would get the 2x 6950s. They will last for a good couple of years.
    
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if you dont game, whats the purpose of dual gpu's? just curious
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if you dont game, whats the purpose of dual gpu's? just curious
I really enjoy eyefinity Dirt2/3 and Alice madness returns when I do gaming.
At this point I'm not going back to single monitor as I have already 3x 2365wb.
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He isn't gaming on it? What do you use 2 cards for, OP?
    
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post #18 of 19
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I really enjoy eyefinity Dirt2/3 and Alice madness returns when I do gaming.
At this point I'm not going back to single monitor as I have already 3x 2365wb.
2x6870's will run that pretty easy, but 2x6950's will hold you out for along time. it;s pretty much how much you want to spend. if i where you, i'd grab the 6870's.
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well I rarely game
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He isn't gaming on it? What do you use 2 cards for, OP?

I play around 2-20h a week, usually 5-8h/week.
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