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You are the one with the 960t and trifire 6870's. I will let that speak for itself. Good day sir.
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You just don't listen to anyone when they give you decent advice. You opened this thread to ask a question, but spend most of it telling other people off. Honestly, your rig is a nightmare of bottlenecks. Quit talking and just listen bro.

Ace, if you re-read his op, i think you will realize that he was referring to the 7850s outperforming the 7970 not his 6870s. if that is indeed the case, then i think you owe the op an apology.
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From what i read You cant use more then 2 6870s so how are u running 3 of them iam curious? Reason iam asking is i have a 6870 myself i would consider doing that as well but id like to see your set-up if possible?
     
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From what i read You cant use more then 2 6870s so how are u running 3 of them iam curious? Reason iam asking is i have a 6870 myself i would consider doing that as well but id like to see your set-up if possible?

The 6870x2 uses a lucid hydra chip for multiplexer duty, it's like an alternate type of NF200 chip. It allows one to connect any card to the 6870x2 ala trifire or quad. But you have to deal with lucid drivers to make it work, and lucid drivers are the worse.
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From what i read You cant use more then 2 6870s so how are u running 3 of them iam curious? Reason iam asking is i have a 6870 myself i would consider doing that as well but id like to see your set-up if possible?



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The 6870x2 uses a lucid hydra chip for multiplexer duty, it's like an alternate type of NF200 chip. It allows one to connect any card to the 6870x2 ala trifire or quad. But you have to deal with lucid drivers to make it work, and lucid drivers are the worse.

dont have to worry about lucid drivers with the cards...
only motherboards....and yes it is a MASSIVE PAIN!
my 870A is on the shelf for that very reason.
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I would much rather have 2 6870s in crossfire then a 7950! Thats just me! If it works for you and your happy with the results your getting u dont have to listen to any of these guys! I give u props for running what u have-why follow what everyone else does u know? Iam happy with my single 6870 and iam looking for a 2nd to crossfire with,wether or not it beats a 7950 I really dont care,I care about being able to max out the games i play. U schould be the same,dont have to justify your purchase to anybody! biggrin.gif
     
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You are the one with the 960t and trifire 6870's. I will let that speak for itself. Good day sir.

yes...
and my main suggestion I recieved was to update to a 6 or 8core cpu...
even though my cpu is a 6core... clocked at 4.4 normally...but is currently held back by my temporary board...
that has also been specified through the post... and that setup is much more powerful than a stock 3570k IB
read...

and all I wanted in the start was a benchmark with 7850cf and 7970 side by side... what you said was straight off topic
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Oh I see you have the dual gpu-card!! Ok ok now i get it! As for me i already have 1 6870 i just need 1 more now and ill be set for a year or so.I saw that card but i didnt think the price was to attractive it was going for 320 I wanna say on tiger direct.I need 1 more HIS ice q card and ill be happy lol
     
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Dont listen to these guys man! Just go about doing your thing,like i said u have no reason to justify it to them! I think u have a great set-up,Great job! thumb.gif
     
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