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i have a sapphire 2gb 6950

was wondering as im about to be getting a WC loop and 2 more monitors what would be better?

get second 6950 (crossfire) or save for another card (keep with single cards)?

i will need 3x monitors as i do need them for work i however can just pick up the DP to DVI converter and have the same thing

im planing to have this all done by the time Skyrim comes out and ide love to play on all 3 screens but its not a deal breaker

so was wondering what your opinion?
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post #2 of 9
No single GPU card comes close to matching CFX 6950s. And if you do play in surround, you'll want all the GPU horsepower you can afford.

I'd definitely go crossfire. It makes the most sense from a price/performance stance.
post #3 of 9
Agreed with Booty. If you were looking to go from scratch, then other recommendations might be better suited. Since you already have a 6950 I would go with that.
    
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post #4 of 9
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thats what i was thinking, should i unlock them to 6970's? on pain in the ass is sapphire don't have dual bios switch.
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huh? That would really depend on the model. Mine do. So do the toxics.
    
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thats what i was thinking, should i unlock them to 6970's? on pain in the ass is sapphire don't have dual bios switch.
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huh? That would really depend on the model. Mine do. So do the toxics.
He most likely has this version then ...

or maybe the FLEX edition ... and neither of those two cards have the DUAL BIOS or/ Switch ... he'd have to HARD FLASH them and runs the risk of BRICKING the card. Personally unless you really know what you're doing and can risk having to buy a replacement or take the time to FIX/Un-Brick it should it go bad, I would just leave it alone and only OC using TriXX.
   
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post #7 of 9
Since you already have a 6950 2GB, its a no brainer, get another 6950, that's where my vote goes...especially for gaming on 3 monitors.
    
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post #8 of 9
Just OC the cards, CFX them and be happy with Eyefinity.
    
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post #9 of 9
3 monitors? get another 6950!
   
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