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It's certainly a valid point that now is the time to sell those 6850's for a decent price. Couple that with the crossfire woes, and I could easily say the slight performance increase is worth it. I forgot how much of a pita the drivers can be.
If the performance difference is holding you back, I could run some benches for you tomorrow night, and give you hard numbers. I agree, it's not easy to find xfire 6850's vs a single 670, that was a bit of a leap of faith for me when I upgraded.

Hard numbers would be great if that's not too much trouble. Yeah, selling them now would be a good idea in order to subsidize the 670, but the question is whether I'll really see an upgrade.

I know Jayjr is all about it smile.gif but I just want to see some comparison charts before I pull the trigger.
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Do you plan on a monitor upgrade to at least 1080p or a multi monitor setup in the near future? Because @ 1680x1050 you don't need much power to push max settings on all games.
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post #14 of 19
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So I checked this out: http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/302

and this: http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/598

I had to flip between pages, as it didn't allow me to actually do a direct comparison. Also, there were only a few games that were benched on both configurations, namely, Crysis Warhead, Metro 2033, and Civ V.

It seems that the single 670 averages about 20% higher frame rates than the crossfire 6850s across those three games.

That's not bad...
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Do you plan on a monitor upgrade to at least 1080p or a multi monitor setup in the near future? Because @ 1680x1050 you don't need much power to push max settings on all games.

Quite right.

I may get an upgrade in the near future on the monitor, but right now I have a 16:10 monitor and I write a lot, so the extra height is beneficial for looking at documents. It's hard to come by these monitors without paying a pretty penny for them. A 1080p monitor would only happen after I get a new card.
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Quite right.
I may get an upgrade in the near future on the monitor, but right now I have a 16:10 monitor and I write a lot, so the extra height is beneficial for looking at documents. It's hard to come by these monitors without paying a pretty penny for them. A 1080p monitor would only happen after I get a new card.
Plus the card would last for a very long time at 1050p, if you are worried about that.
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Your main issue right now is your monitor.... at those resolution you won't see any issues with your CF 6850s.... even if 670 give you 100fps increase...you won't notice a difference because your CF 6850s can easily give you playable fps (30+ fps) already in games on that monitor.

don't know if anyone mentioned it yet...but spend the money to upgrade your monitor first...before even deciding if your 6850s are good enough for your games.
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Your main issue right now is your monitor.... at those resolution you won't see any issues with your CF 6850s.... even if 670 give you 100fps increase...you won't notice a difference because your CF 6850s can easily give you playable fps (30+ fps) already in games on that monitor.
don't know if anyone mentioned it yet...but spend the money to upgrade your monitor first...before even deciding if your 6850s are good enough for your games.

Yeah, I hear ya. The main issue I'm having is the Crossfire compatibility with a lot of titles. For example, I just got The Secret World, and that game is completely unplayable with a crossfire setup. Text is garbled, and shadows flicker. Frame rates are okay though. Disabling one of the cards, I start dipping down into the 20s, and it starts to stutter.

A new monitor is something I can get later on, but I'm not too concerned about it right now.
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Yeah, I hear ya. The main issue I'm having is the Crossfire compatibility with a lot of titles. For example, I just got The Secret World, and that game is completely unplayable with a crossfire setup. Text is garbled, and shadows flicker. Frame rates are okay though. Disabling one of the cards, I start dipping down into the 20s, and it starts to stutter.
A new monitor is something I can get later on, but I'm not too concerned about it right now.

I totally understand.... but that the thing with new games..profiles for cf/sli havent come out or mature enough. lucky i haven't ran into any of those issues yet with my gtx 590. haven't played secret world so cant compare ... but for older games like BF3 and crysis 2...it runs as smooth as butter =)
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