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so basically i am stuck in terms of upgrading at this point unless it is to do a full sorta of rebuild with new mobo cpu and maybe a third 6970 other wise nothing i really do is going to get me any more gains.

I guess i should be happy with what i got
Get a better monitor with a higher refresh rate.
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imo its really not worth it to get another motherboard. its only like 5-6% decrease in performance. thats like 1 or 2 fps. when it comes time to upgrade get a 16x/16x for max performance

also with two 6970's you better have at least 2 monitors or a true 120hz monitor >:
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Regardless the second card is running at x4 lanes, FPS wise it will show huge improvement with Crossfire on. What you might want to check is to compare a certain scene of a game with crossfire on and off, ignore the FPS but pay attention to micro stuttering or graphical glitches with and without crossfire.

This is where a lot of misunderstanding about micro-stutter blaming on crossfire. If you are not sensitive to stutter then just ignore it.
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