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So, whats the point in overkill like having 2 OC'd 7970's? If most screens/monitors support 60/120htz, and the video cards pump out more than that... why would anyone ever need two????
    
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I have a LG 42 inch 120htz tv..maybe I can just use that as my monitor.
The TV, doesnt have a DVI port though so I would be forced to use HDMI...Hmmmmmmm =]
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So, whats the point in overkill like having 2 OC'd 7970's? If most screens/monitors support 60/120htz, and the video cards pump out more than that... why would anyone ever need two????
I'm not 100% on how TV's differ from monitors but I know that the 120hz that they use isn't the same as the 120hz that monitors use. The point in having two high end cards like that is to power huge resolutions on multiple monitors and to use higher settings of anti-aliasing(24x) and anisotropic filtering.

Edit: As a side note if you pump out too many FPS above your monitors' refresh rate and decide not to use V-sync you'll experience screeen tearing as there's too many frames being thrown at the monitor.
Edited by Phoenixlight - 1/19/12 at 8:36am
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Good to know...I never enable Vsync...I dont see that much screen tearing to be honest but then again i dont have a keen eye for this stuff i just want MOAR POWA!!!
    
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So, whats the point in overkill like having 2 OC'd 7970's? If most screens/monitors support 60/120htz, and the video cards pump out more than that... why would anyone ever need two????

If you're running more than one monitor at HD, then you could probably use it.

I'm running 3 monitors at 1080p and will be going from at 5830 to a 7850 when it comes out.
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If you're running more than one monitor at HD, then you could probably use it.
I'm running 3 monitors at 1080p and will be going from at 5830 to a 7850 when it comes out.

I dont have the space to run 2 monitors...so i am going to be stuck with one for a while...i think im just going to get another radeon 6850 once the prices drop a little...according to Anandtech's charts ill get almost double the frames so whatever even if it causes screen tearing atleast i know when cyrsis 3 comes out itll be able to run it or if i ever decide to get skyrim i know i wont have any issues with that either.
    
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Really? BF3 only uses 1gb of memory on a video card?

No, BF3 can use more than 1gb. What bmgjet meant was that if you crossfire a card with 2gb of vram with your current card w/ 1gb of vram, your crossfire setup will effectively only use only 1gb of that ram (1 gb per card). When you crossfire two cards, the 2gb card would be scaled down to match the 1gb card**. This also applies to the clock speeds of the cards. If one of the cards is, let's say, factory overclocked but the other one isn't, then the overclocked card will be downclocked to match the slower card.

**Someone on this forum mentioned that the 2gb card would still utilize all of its vram normally, even if crossfired with a 1gb card. I have no clue if this is true or not, however the crossfire setup will still be bottlenecked by the 1gb vram on the other card.
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I dont have the space to run 2 monitors...so i am going to be stuck with one for a while...i think im just going to get another radeon 6850 once the prices drop a little...according to Anandtech's charts ill get almost double the frames so whatever even if it causes screen tearing atleast i know when cyrsis 3 comes out itll be able to run it or if i ever decide to get skyrim i know i wont have any issues with that either.

I see that your 6850 is OC'd to match 6870 speeds. if you pick up a second 6850 and OC it the same, i'd say you'd have a pretty powerful setup for a good price. i had two 6870's before upgrading to my 7970 and they were great. if i didn't have a 120hz monitor, i wouldn't have upgraded...at least not yet. your 6950's should scale very nicely thumb.gif
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I see that your 6850 is OC'd to match 6870 speeds. if you pick up a second 6850 and OC it the same, i'd say you'd have a pretty powerful setup for a good price. i had two 6870's before upgrading to my 7970 and they were great. if i didn't have a 120hz monitor, i wouldn't have upgraded...at least not yet. your 6950's should scale very nicely thumb.gif

Good to know thanks!

At this point its either go with another 6850 or get a 120htz monitor...decisions decisions lolol
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60hz and 60fps are completely different measurements and cant be compared. You could only have 30fps but it still would be shown at 60hz on your screen.
The higher your FPS the smoother the game will be and the lower your frame drop will be in demanding scenes unless its dropping because of a bottleneck.
If your getting screen tearing at high FPS then there is a problem with the games engine.
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60hz and 60fps are completely different measurements and cant be compared. You could only have 30fps but it still would be shown at 60hz on your screen.
The higher your FPS the smoother the game will be and the lower your frame drop will be in demanding scenes unless its dropping because of a bottleneck.
If your getting screen tearing at high FPS then there is a problem with the games engine.

I never see tearing during BF3 or SWTOR...if its there then I lack the capabilities of distinuishing it.

I see frame rates drop a lot during intense action scenes, i hope another 6850 would solve that.
    
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