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post #11 of 12
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Originally Posted by Boob_Skillit View Post

...really disappointing that the 6870x2 can only utilize 1gb of vram. that's lame. newegg has them for $399 w/ free shipping.

It is disappointing to you only because you didn't know how they work internally. The VRAM sizing works that way for EVERY card that is a dual card, no matter what brand or model. GTX 590, Raceon 6990, GTX 295, etc. all has that VRAM limitation no matter how they market it.

For $400, you can buy a nice Radeon 6970 2GB and pocket some cash.
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post #12 of 12
*** where's the edit button?

Compare one Radeon 6970 to two Radeon 6870 in Crossfire

The two lower end cards outperform the one higher end card, however it isn't all that simple. Two cards may be susceptible to micro stutter. Two cards draw much more power. A dual card is usually clocked lower than the two separate cards so the dual card you were looking at won't beat the 6970 by as much as the two separate 6870 in Crossfire. The dual card will draw more power, and likely create more heat. If any game goes over 1GB VRAM usage (like BF3 can) then the performance will go down on the dual card. New games will run slower on dual cards or Crossfire, until a profile for the game is added (driver update).
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