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I have come to agree that more power is needed to get away with constant 60+ fps in Battlefield 3. Guide me please. Currently running a single 6950 with an Intel Core i7 2600K. Also I have seen something about a market place here where I can sell. Can I?
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I have come to agree that more power is needed to get away with constant 60+ fps in Battlefield 3. Guide me please. Currently running a single 6950 with an Intel Core i7 2600K. Also I have seen something about a market place here where I can sell. Can I?

You need 35 rep to use the marketplace. And yes more Hp will make BF3 run at 60+
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If you already have a 6950 buy another one and it will run 60+fps on Ultra for sure (assuming a 1080p resolution or lower).
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A 6950 CF set up would be faster then a single 7970.
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A 6950 CF set up would be faster then a single 7970.

How long do you think i would be able to run Crossfire 6950s because i do not want to end up getting a new card after 2 months. And can a Cooler Master GX750 handle 2 x 6950s 2GB?
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Also this would be my very first Crossfire setup, i guess they are guides here somewhere? i will look......nerdsmiley.png

Also do they need to be exactly the same card?

I am using these two cards.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102945R

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131384
Edited by x3rmlygood - 2/15/12 at 7:41am
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Would definitley go with the 6950 crossfire,it definitley will be faster then a 7970!
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It might be faster, but based on my Crossfire adventure, dual cards 60FPS, feels like single cards 40, so if you need twice the power to keep the FPS high enough for smooth gameplay, the other card goes to waste, I suggest a 7950.
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My vote is for a single gpus solution. You may not be able to sell your card on here yet, but there is always ebay. Having a single gpu solution takes away the headache of having to wait for multi-gpu drivers and fixes. Single gpu is a lot more power efficient as well (less the nvidia 4xx series tongue.gif).
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My vote is for a single gpus solution. You may not be able to sell your card on here yet, but there is always ebay. Having a single gpu solution takes away the headache of having to wait for multi-gpu drivers and fixes. Single gpu is a lot more power efficient as well (less the nvidia 4xx series tongue.gif).
As far as I don't drop below 60fps on my games, I think the problem is worth it.
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