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mine runs better with crossfire disable for some reason
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Don't be surprised by performance issues. Many people with a lot more powerful Rigs have been experiencing lag. It seems to be the general consensus that this is due to the fact that this is an unrefined BETA. Just sit tight and wait for the game to roll out.

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mine runs better with crossfire disable for some reason
You don't have enough ram. When I play BF3 its soars up to 5-6gb of ram being used.
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also forgot to mention im playin on a 37 inch tv if that effects the game
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also forgot to mention im playin on a 37 inch tv if that effects the game
Screen size doesn't matter, resolution does.

720p or 1080p
    
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ugh vram is neglagable... 2 460 768mbs still outperform a 6950 with 2gbs. and the performance difference between a 1gb and a 768mb is negligable. same with the performance between a 2gb and 1gb 6950. and a 3gb 580 has less performance than a 1.5gb and dont overclock as well. vram is a stupid factor to bring into the equation.

all of this ^^^^ is in refference to metro 2033 (the ranking vram hog) @ 1920x1080 4xaa 16xaf physx off.

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doesnt cross firing 2 cards cause alot of heat?
yes but any half decent case will be able to move enough air to take all the heat out.

If your case has 2 intake fans and 2 exhaust fans, it should be fine, the fans on your cards will ramp up their speeds if their starved for air and temps on the cards arent getting lower, so thats an indication youll need a case with better airflow. I do doubt it anyway, since any half decent case on the market can handle a crossfire configs heat
    
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hmm 2 hd 6870 xfire sounds cool for $300 , will that play every game on max for a couple of years?
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hmm 2 hd 6870 xfire sounds cool for $300 , will that play every game on max for a couple of years?
nobody can say for sure how long a card will last for gaming. but 40+ fps on max settings @ 1080p on metro is incredible performance, regardless.

edit: in my opinion, if your on a budget and running anything less, its a worthwhile investment. you will likely see the same performance on skyrim and BF3(the real BF3 not this beta crap)

and you can find them used alot for under $100 bucks a piece. cheapest new one on newegg today was a HIS for $130 after rebate
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yes but any half decent case will be able to move enough air to take all the heat out.

If your case has 2 intake fans and 2 exhaust fans, it should be fine, the fans on your cards will ramp up their speeds if their starved for air and temps on the cards arent getting lower, so thats an indication youll need a case with better airflow. I do doubt it anyway, since any half decent case on the market can handle a crossfire configs heat
what is a good case for expensive rigs?, my case is not that good i have 1 fane on the top of the case and 1 on the back thats all.
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