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I recently just purchased 2 sapphire 6850 cards and im running crossfire with them. Im not seeing that huge of a difference with the crossfire, not enough things support it. I paid about $140.00 per card

If you were me, would you just stick with the 2 cards or buy 1 beast card like this- EVGA GeForce GTX 560 1GB GDDR5 SC Video Card an 189.00 after rebates

let me know what you reccomend and why

thanks for your help
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Originally Posted by scag21 View Post

I recently just purchased 2 sapphire 6850 cards and im running crossfire with them. Im not seeing that huge of a difference with the crossfire, not enough things support it. I paid about $140.00 per card
If you were me, would you just stick with the 2 cards or buy 1 beast card like this- EVGA GeForce GTX 560 1GB GDDR5 SC Video Card an 189.00 after rebates
let me know what you reccomend and why
thanks for your help

Do not move to that card. A GTX 560 is about even speed wise with an HD6850 single card. You should see scaling on your crossfire setup unless something isnt setup properly. Download the latest drivers from AMD.com and also make sure to download the CAP (Crossfire Application Profile) and install that as well. There is a new CAP release usually for each driver that is released, and it's typically about .5 MB in size.

It also depends on which games you are playing also. Some games don't scale well with crossfire, but most do. If you want to see if your cards are scaling properly, go to www.msi.com and download MSI afterburner. Open it up and leave it running while you're gaming, then alt + tab out of the game and check the GPU1 and GPU2 usage graphs and see what sort of % you're getting. If it's anywhere near 95-100%, you're fine. You can also set it up so that it'll show up in a HUD while you're gaming as well.
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Do not move to that card. A GTX 560 is about even speed wise with an HD6850 single card. You should see scaling on your crossfire setup unless something isnt setup properly. Download the latest drivers from AMD.com and also make sure to download the CAP (Crossfire Application Profile) and install that as well. There is a new CAP release usually for each driver that is released, and it's typically about .5 MB in size.
It also depends on which games you are playing also. Some games don't scale well with crossfire, but most do. If you want to see if your cards are scaling properly, go to www.msi.com and download MSI afterburner. Open it up and leave it running while you're gaming, then alt + tab out of the game and check the GPU1 and GPU2 usage graphs and see what sort of % you're getting. If it's anywhere near 95-100%, you're fine. You can also set it up so that it'll show up in a HUD while you're gaming as well.

I do have the latest drivers and im up to date on the application profiles. I will try the msi thing, thanks for responding and the tips
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I think you can use crossfire because 560 is not much faster than two 6850. If you want to change cards, you can sell the origin cards and add some budgets to buy like 580 6970 ~~
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Do not move to that card. A GTX 560 is about even speed wise with an HD6850 single card. You should see scaling on your crossfire setup unless something isnt setup properly. Download the latest drivers from AMD.com and also make sure to download the CAP (Crossfire Application Profile) and install that as well. There is a new CAP release usually for each driver that is released, and it's typically about .5 MB in size.
It also depends on which games you are playing also. Some games don't scale well with crossfire, but most do. If you want to see if your cards are scaling properly, go to www.msi.com and download MSI afterburner. Open it up and leave it running while you're gaming, then alt + tab out of the game and check the GPU1 and GPU2 usage graphs and see what sort of % you're getting. If it's anywhere near 95-100%, you're fine. You can also set it up so that it'll show up in a HUD while you're gaming as well.

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@OP - I would check to see if your drivers are fully updated first and then try to find out whether or not you want to switch to Nvidia. Sometimes drivers can jack everything up and leave you in confusion smile.gif
 
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I'd recommend to buy a great single card like a GTX 560 448.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121480

or

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127615

No dual GPU problems and excellent driver support. thumb.gif
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