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From CF 6950 to a 680

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whats up,

im thinking about selling my 6950s ( unlocked to 6970s ) for a single 680.

the benches i looked at on guru3d.com show this:

( 6990 is pretty close, if not better to the performance im getting from my crossfire cards )
Maxed out at 1920x1080

3dmark11
6970 cfx: 9219
680: 10404

3dmark Vantage graphics
6990: 338482
680: 34501

CODMW2
6990: 136fps
680: 236fps


Metro 2033
6990 53fps
680 41fps

Crysis 2
6990 65fps
680 67fps

looks to me like the 680 is better in everything but metro... and i didnt like metro.

the reason im thinking about switching is because crossfire is a pain in my arse, driver support sucks, and the bottom card chokes the crap out of my top card and its stupid loud, also, a lot of my games arent working with crossfire enabled, so i have a graphics card and a paperweight in my case. Also, the 680 is going to be way quieter than my cards. im pretty convinced im going to do it, i was just wondering what your thoughts are.

this is the 680 im thinking about getting, my friend is going to sell it to me for a good price, if i want it.


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130797


thanks!
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YES YES YES YES.
I had CF 6950s and i couldn't get them to work without horrible tearing or killing my PSU. Then I bought a 670 and i couldn't be happier.

I don't know much about that card but EVGA is a great brand, and $470 is decent good for a 680.
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Go for it, your single GTX 680 will be much more power efficient, quieter, hassle free and you'll get physx too.
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69x0 in Crossfire is microstutter galore, and really performs quite poorly in a lot of titles. This would be a very nice upgrade.
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nice, im really looking forward to this new card...
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second thought, will my i7 920 bottleneck it at all?
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If you want to upgrade to new CPU Intel i5 2500K from Newegg for $200.00 right now that's a deal here is the link & $20 off w/ promo code EMCJJHA34, ends12/5 thumb.gif

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Your i7 920 won't Bottleneck one bit.
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id need a new motherboard and ram also... no thank you
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Quote:
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Your i7 920 won't Bottleneck one bit.


i didnt think so, just wanted to make sure.
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