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Should I crossfire my 6870, or get a single 6950 and crossfire that one later?

post #1 of 7
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What should i spend money on?:

-2nd HD 6870
-1st HD 6950, then crossfire it later

BTW, the current HD 6870 I'm using right now, I bought it recently, which is June 2011. Can I sell the one that I have? and also, I heard that crossfiring 69xx is better than 68xx because of less stuttering. True or false? thanks!
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I would crossfire. The Radeon HD 7000s will be out in ~4 months.
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I would crossfire. The Radeon HD 7000s will be out in ~4 months.
Yea but won't those 7000s start out by releasing the lower-end ones?
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post #4 of 7
They normally release mid-high range, then low-mid range. Or from what I've seen in recent years.

And personally, I'd opt on a 2GB 6950 than crossfire a 6870. Not saying a crossfire will be bad, but more space needed, higher temps, more power draw (2 carts) etc.. x3

P.S. Can't provide any information on stuttering, although I'm currently saving for a second 6950/70 to crossfire.. But by the time I save that much I may need to change my Mobo too... And case.. The 1200 is pretty tight :/
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post #5 of 7
Crossfire 6870. Performance better than a 580. Play anything at max settings.
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Crossfire 6870. Performance better than a 580. Play anything at max settings.
Except BF3 and other VRAM demanding games where he'll run into VRAM limit quickly with only 1 GB.
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post #7 of 7
6950 CF, no doubt about it. (skip 7xxx)

Unless you plan on upgrading to 7xxx soon. In which case. Take CF 6870.
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