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I was wondering which card was better, a single 6850 or 2 gts 450s for 1920 x 1080 gaming
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Unless you're buying top-end cards and have eyefinity/mulit-screen setup, it's almost always better to avoid SLI/CFX due to driver issues and the general problems they bring. Here are some benches, however, if you do decide to consider SLI.
http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=627&Itemid=72
http://www.guru3d.com/article/geforce-gts-450-sli-review/

talking strictly performance, 450 SLI is a bit better than a 6850, but you can always CFX the 6850 for even better performance in the future.
Edited by AllyOmega - 3/6/12 at 6:28am
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Unless you're buying top-end cards and have eyefinity/mulit-screen setup, it's almost always better to avoid SLI/CFX due to driver issues and the general problems they bring. Here are some benches, however, if you do decide to consider SLI.
http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=627&Itemid=72
http://www.guru3d.com/article/geforce-gts-450-sli-review/

I am already currently using the 450 sli setup and have been for a while. A friend of mine just gave me a 6850 so I was wondering which was better
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I am already currently using the 450 sli setup and have been for a while. A friend of mine just gave me a 6850 so I was wondering which was better

450 is slightly faster in terms of performance.With overclocking, though, the difference is pretty much negated. Both setups do fairly well at 1080p, playing most games at high/max settings.
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Heck, if you already have both sets of cards then why not bench them yourself?
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Because I dont really have the patience to do that haha:p
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