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2X 6850s in cross fire give amazing performance especially once overclocked.
I have any any problems at all with my set up, Well other then not being able to overvolt the newer one more then 1.49V so only being able to reach 1055mhz on the core.

$200 is a bit expensive tho considering you can find new ones on sale for around $100-110 now while they are clearing out stock to get ready for the 7850's ect.
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I have a stupid question, does the vram stack? As in does 2x 1gb cards = 2gb? Also where are you finding the 6850s that cheap? On newegg they are around $139.99 AFTER rebate. The 6770s are around a hundred.

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Sorry for the doublepost but, the games I'm playing now are Batman AC, BF3, Skyrim, Swtor and I'm looking forward to ARMA3 and want to get 2 to 3 years out of the cards. I'm running at 1080p with a FX 6100 with 8gb of ram. I also do some video editing. Thanks for all the help in advance now.

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I'd spend like a 180 or so and just get a used 6950 2gb, which gives great performance and potential to add a more boost later on. But for bang to buck ratio, 1 6850's will perform really well bang wise if you dont care about upgrading later on...still prefer going single over dual if ya can help it
    
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6850's share hits with the 460 GTX so at 1080p they'll do really well in crossfire on BF3,Batman,Skyrim,SWTOR and ARMA. you may not run BF3 on ultra with AA but i think that'll be alright. 6850's if they work great and OC well for $200 for two thats one hell of a deal. smile.gif if you put the res to 1680x1050p that'll help give alittle bit more FPS and will extend the card usage farther down the line smile.gif
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2 x 6850 is actually a decent deal. Not good deal in any sense but decent. If you play at or below 1920 x 1080 and your motherboard supports CF I would consider it. A used 6950 2 GB is probably going to cost a bit more. If you can spend extra money, high-end single card > CF. If not I'd say 2 x 6850 is pretty nice. You can also explore the option of 2 x 5770/6770, which should have the performance between 6870 and 6950, and should cost no more than $150.
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I have dual 6870 and that is a good price. Mine took a little screwing with but i get no microstudder. In games where they scale well it will out perform a 7970. Its your call though.
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6850's if they work great and OC well for $200 for two thats one hell of a deal. smile.gif if you put the res to 1680x1050p that'll help give alittle bit more FPS and will extend the card usage farther down the line smile.gif
Would the 2 cards be close to a single 6950 or does the crossfire have a huge improvement because I believe cf'ing my 6770s is close to a 6950
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2 x 6850 is actually a decent deal. Not good deal in any sense but decent. If you play at or below 1920 x 1080 and your motherboard supports CF I would consider it. A used 6950 2 GB is probably going to cost a bit more. If you can spend extra money, high-end single card > CF. If not I'd say 2 x 6850 is pretty nice. You can also explore the option of 2 x 5770/6770, which should have the performance between 6870 and 6950, and should cost no more than $150.
I have a single 6770 right now. If its not a great deal I don't think ill pull the trigger on it.

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