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Time for CrossfireX HD6970's?

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    CrossfireX HD6970's
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    Stick with one HD6970.
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So at the moment I have one MSI HD6970 External Exhaust Reference design card.

I want to be able to play Battlefield 3 on mostly Ultra settings, maybe with AA turned off and no motion blur.

Currently my CPU is the AMD X6 1090T @ 4Ghz with 3Ghz NB, and I average a CPU usage of 55% on BF3 multiplayer.

I'm going to chuck in 2x4GB sticks of 1600Mhz Ram and get the overclock to 4.2Ghz hopefully.

I was also considering getting that second HD6970 so that I can go CrossfireX. Is it worth waiting till they are cheaper, or should I just get one now?

I don't really want to wait.

Also INB4: Get Sandy Bridge, (I dont want it! D:<)
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So at the moment I have one MSI HD6970 External Exhaust Reference design card.
I want to be able to play Battlefield 3 on mostly Ultra settings, maybe with AA turned off and no motion blur.
Currently my CPU is the AMD X6 1090T @ 4Ghz with 3Ghz NB, and I average a CPU usage of 55% on BF3 multiplayer.
I'm going to chuck in 2x4GB sticks of 1600Mhz Ram and get the overclock to 4.2Ghz hopefully.
I was also considering getting that second HD6970 so that I can go CrossfireX. Is it worth waiting till they are cheaper, or should I just get one now?
I don't really want to wait.
Also INB4: Get Sandy Bridge, (I dont want it! D:<)



GET SANDY BRDIGE!


I'd say wait till they are a bit cheaper, the price should come down soon enough, And you will be laughing in Bf3 with some better frames!
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Well now that the drivers are finally getting a little better and we are starting to see some light with crossfire 6970 performance thank you AMD! I would recommend the upgrade but like Raylene stated prices will drop or get a used one plenty of people will be selling their 6970 to make way for 7970-7950 setups, But up until recently I would definitely would have voted against crossfire just check the BF3 thread and performance and you will come to your own conclusion!

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post #4 of 4
Crossfire 6970s will definately max out BF3, however I believe your CPU will bottleneck them, but not to a point where you see no gains. The other thought you may want to consider is selling your single 6970, keeping the money you planned to spend to buy another now, and get a 7970 upon release. It will max out BF3 at 1080P on its own, should overclock quite well, and is a single card solution rather than dual. Just my 2 cents.
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