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Hey,

Was wondering if I should upgrade to the 680. Currently got a Sapphire 6950 toxic that is unlocked to a 6970. I game at 2560x1440 and the unlocked 6950 struggles in games like Crysis 2 and Battlefield 3 at that resolution with the higher settings.

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DO IT!
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Why don't you crossfire it? It will be more economical right now. When you feel that even crossfired setup isn't giving you the needed performance, upgrade to 680.
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Hey,
Was wondering if I should upgrade to the 680. Currently got a Sapphire 6950 toxic that is unlocked to a 6970. I game at 2560x1440 and the unlocked 6950 struggles in games like Crysis 2 and Battlefield 3 at that resolution with the higher settings.
Thanks smile.gif

If you want to Crossfire your 6950, I am about to sell my unlocked Diamond 6950 2GB. I had it only for 5 months. I'll give you 1st dibs if you're seriously interested...Just pm me wink.gif
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Thing is, I've got a buyer lined up for the 6950 which would reduce the cost of the 680 to that of less of a 6970 and slightly more than a brand new 6950.
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Why don't you crossfire it? It will be more economical right now. When you feel that even crossfired setup isn't giving you the needed performance, upgrade to 680.
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Then what are you waiting for? Definitely buy a 680.thumb.gif
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