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I just bought a second 6950 for 235. I installed it yesterday and had some trouble in Alan Wake and Metro 2033 with stuttering. But then I downloaded the application profiles from AMD and the stutter was gone and i'm getting much better FPS results at high settings in the games. It's worth it if you can get rid of stutter. It's just an issue with some games and some cards which makes it a bit of a crap shoot.
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Originally Posted by rlangley643 View Post

Right i've got an MSI frozr iii 6950 unlocked the shaders, tongue.gif
and was now thinking of going crossfire. (I can currently get another one for a good price). biggrin.gif
or shouldnt i bother, and save up a little and get a single 7970? wth.gif
and can my power supply handle it? running a corsair 850watt PSU.

If you are able to set up the software(CCC) then yes, its totally worth it. I have an Toxic 6950(unlocked) and got a chance to play with a dirt3 6950(wouldn't unlock). With both cards as 6950's it was epic. BF3 was smooth as butter. and yes, your rig can handle it. I can link proof of nice rigs running 6970 CF and pulling less than 600w total. 850w is overkill.
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If the game you play has profiles for it, I'd go with another 6950.

this is true, i have 2x6950 and the only problem is the wait for profiles.(Skyrim as an example as crossfire had a negative effect on FPS at the start)

having said that i still get ok FPS with mid to high settings at 1920*1080 on one card (little less the 60FPS for intense game play) and can play high settings fine till profiles are released then ultra (normaly around 65-70min in BF3 in the most intense sceens)

unless you would benefit from a single GPU more then crossfire crossfire can be nice smile.gif
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well think thats it then,
i'll pick up the other 6950 on my day off. biggrin.gif
cheers for all the help guys thumb.gif
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no problem smile.gif
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For me $200<. If Kleper is not too far from being released I would wait and maybe prices would drop down even more for AMD cards smile.gif That's what I'm waiting for.

My question was directed more at OP, I was curious as to what price he was getting it for.
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