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CF 6850's 1gb or a 6970 2gb

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I currently have 1 6850 1gb and was wondering which would be better to go to CF the 6850 or go to a 6970. It would have to work with my sig rig PS i think either would thanks in advance for any info.
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Well depends what you are needing it for of course. If your planning on trying to run BF3 maxed out. Then you might be better with the 2GB of mem in the 6970. But if your never going to need over the 1GB then go CF as they will wipe the floor with a single 6970.
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6850 $112 free shipping.

@ 1080 that should be good.
 
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Dont expect to much from powercolor
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Dont expect to much from powercolor
Why is that? I've got a PC 6870 that will do 1050/1200 on 45% fan. I wouldn't call that horrible.

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I dont plan on playing BF3 at all was more or less for games like Skyrim, Deus Ex, Alice Madness Returns and others. I can max Alice but not with Phys x on high would cf or going to the other card help with that or is that more of an Nvidia thing. Thanks again for the help
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for 1080p 1GB is mostly enough, and 6850 CF should easily beat single 6970, and save a boat load of money

I'd say CF, then later get 8000 series

but can that 870 MB do 8x/8x CF ?

edit:MSI says its only 16x/4x capable, that 4x slot won't be very good, never looked at the exact numbers, but its not really enough, it will bottleneck the whole thing
Edited by StarDestroyer - 10/26/11 at 3:45pm
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So then it's looking like the 6970 will be the way to go then?
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