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So I've got one 6870 now just purchased another will be arriving wendsday. I'm running latest drivers. Have a crossfire bridge.

What else do I need to download? Also what should I need or do to make sure everything is going to run right.

I mostly play BF3,SWTOR, and Skyrim.....is there known issues or workarounds for these?

I will be watercooling it eventually but wondering if my rs360 can handle it. Temps are good right now. CPU usualy tops out at 36c and the one 6870 tops out at 47c with my yate loons mediums at 40 % speed after a couple hours of gaming. Anyone know how much temps would rose with the addition of the other 6870?
post #2 of 11
Now all you have to do i put it in, plus the CF bridge and enable crossfire in CCC.
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Now all you have to do i put it in, plus the CF bridge and enable crossfire in CCC.

Yes update drivers, crossfire bridge, enable Crossfire in CCC and run 3d mark to test and your set thumb.gif
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Okay great that's what I thought. Trying to make this plug and play away smile.gif Anyone have ideas on the watercooling bit. I'm half tempted to just put it under water and see whats happens.

Also any known issues with the games I threw out there? I know Crossfire set ups are baddass but there always a problem or two.
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SWTOR will run like crap in crossfire at the moment. I dont think it has a good CAP yet. SWTOR also will disable crossfire in windowed full screen mode. Bf3 runs like a beast with dual 6870s. I know skyrm has some problems with crossfire but that was upon first release They may be fixed now.
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Okay seeing as one 6870 in SWTOR gets me about 60fps all the time that shouldn't be a problem I run in fullscreen anyways. Hmm that kinda sucks about Skyrim was looking forward to a FPS increase. AH good to hear about BF3 though.I was able to run ultra everything with HBAO or HBOA whatever the name and AF 16X at a steady 30 to 60 fps no MSAA but i wanted something more consistent.

I'm looking at some 140 rads to add if the temps are to bad after adding the other 6870 to the loop.

I'm mostly just trying to get a solid 60 FPS right now in BF3 with what I got. I eventually plan to upgrade to a Intel system after Ivybridge and the new nvidia GPU's launch and to see all the models from both Nvidia and ATI(AMD) coming out. That wont be for at least another 6 to 8 months though even a year.
Edited by Kynes - 2/7/12 at 12:10am
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I think you will be very happy with your setup. I have yet to find a bottleneck in the games i play.
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So got everything set up....not one problem. BF3 plays at a 60fps on every map with everything on ultra no MSAA. SWTOR not the best scaling but was getting solid fps. Skyrim though not a single increase still playable though. I didn't realize how CPU dependent it was. Doesn't matter if its a 6 core or 4 core or 2 core same FPS. Even at 4ghz and quad cores it still dips under 30 fps.....but for me I do have some high res textures installed. combat and outside of some towns its fine just certain situations. No problem though.

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Now I just gotta get this thing under water.....I forgot how loud these fans are......guess I'm spoiled to water cooling now smile.gif
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Good to hear i accually turn off one 6870 in SWTOR i get better fps that way.
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Okay I'll give that a go later I think the servers are down for SWTOR right now or very soon.
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