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uhh, I'm pretty sure 2 6950's completely DESTROY a single 580.
    
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if i were to invest in another 6950 2gb i'd have to spend $210

Here's a comparison of 6950 CF to a 580. You could also unlock your 6950's to 6970's I don't really know the unlock chance for your HIS card but the MSI Twin Frozr II 6950 2gb has a really high unlock chance so you could go for that if you think that's an option for you. But honestly I'd say its worth the $210 especially if you do unlock it.
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if i were to invest in another 6950 2gb i'd have to spend $210

You'd have to spend 340 bucks at least to get something new that is comparable, ie. 7970. That is if you sold the one you already had for 210. wink.gif

I dunno why you'd entertain the thought of a 580. Two 6950s is right on the heals of two 580s.
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Don't see why anyone would buy a 580 now.
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Don't see why anyone would buy a 580 now.

This and that the 2nd 6950 is cheaper to begin with!

Crossfire is also fun to play around with! And like i said to a friend who was hesitant about crossfire with his 2x new 6950's.. "Most new games support crossfire, if it doesn't it's probably old or doesn't need the performance. Just disable crossfire and it'll run fine."

I was stuck between the same situation.. Get a 6850 to go alongside my 6870.. Or wait and spend $100+ more getting something similar in specs..

All in all i'm happy, most of the driver problems are fixed, well i've only had problems with 2 games so far. (Using the right drivers)...

Skyrim - Was fixed
BFBC2 -Crossfire is a known issue, and it hasn't been fixed/patched. SLI is an issue also!
 
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Skyrim - Was fixed

Really? 1.4 finally did something? I don't know because I got bored of Skyrim ignoring my cards in crossfire and stopped playing it.
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Really? 1.4 finally did something? I don't know because I got bored of Skyrim ignoring my cards in crossfire and stopped playing it.

I don't know about scaling.. I've yet to try 1.4..
I just had graphical errors alot of the time with a certain set of drivers, (they were the newest at the time).
But a couple of days a newer driver was released so yeah! Fixed! thumb.gif

EDIT: But yes, i gave up too purely on that.
 
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