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Looking at Metro 2033 - Enthusiast Very High Settings (1920x1080, 4xMSAA, 16xAF) I notices that there are a couple high ranking 6870. They say "Radeon HD 6870 X2 2GB GDDR5 CFx3", what does that mean exactly.
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It means the entry used three 6870 X2's in crossfire to achieve that result. Though technically that is hex fire, LOL

They made a 6870 X2 with two 6870 GPUs on one PCB. before they dropped the nice naming scheme and went twith 6990 to mean it has two GPUs on one PCB
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Oh alright, that's kinda what I figured but when it said 6870 X2 also, it confused me.
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Oh alright, that's kinda what I figured but when it said 6870 X2 also, it confused me.
6870x2 = 2 GPU
6870x2 Crossfire = 4 GPU

6990 = 2 GPU
6990 Crossfire = 4 GPU

Asus Mars II GTX580 = 2 GPU
Asus Mars II GTX580 SLI = 4 GPU

GTX590 = 2 GPU
GTX590 SLI = 4 GPU
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