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Hey everyone - I used to have two 6950's and I'm thinking about picking another one up. I was going to buy a new card for $300-400, but realized that throwing in another $200 6950 would give me better performance. Good idea? I'll have to make sure my cooling is up to par, but that shouldn't be an issue.

I figure this will hold me off until the next generation consoles come out and we start seeing new video cards...thoughts?
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sell your HD 6950. go for a HD 7950. you can easily match and even exceed a HD 6950 CF with a HD 7950. also you get consistent performance without any CF scaling isssues or microstuttering. you get all of this at lower power, heat and noise. which country are you from ?
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sell your HD 6950. go for a HD 7950. you can easily match and even exceed a HD 6950 CF with a HD 7950. also you get consistent performance without any CF scaling isssues or microstuttering. you get all of this at lower power, heat and noise. which country are you from ?
I'm the in US....a single 7950 is really = 2x6950?
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I'm the in US....a single 7950 is really = 2x6950?

yeah the average overclock on HD 7950 boost (925 mhz) is 1100 - 1150 mhz. at those clocks HD 7950 matches HD 7970 Ghz(1050 mhz) and is faster than HD 6950 CF.

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/HIS/HD_7950_X2_Boost/31.html

BF3 1920 x 1200

HIS HD 7950 iceq x2 boost(1210 mhz) - 82.9 fps
HD 7970 Ghz - 78.9 fps
HIS HD 7950 iceq x2 boost - 67.5 fps
HD 6970 - 40.3 fps

go for the sapphire HD 7950 boost. reference HD 7950 PCB design. unlocked voltage. good cooler. excellent price.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202006
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Well, I ended up getting an HIS IceQ 6950 for cheap ($160 shipped) on eBay. However, I'm still considering picking up a single card like a 670/680/7950/7970, but I'm having troubles finding a way to compare them. Anandtech's GPU bench for 2012 doesn't have 6950 CF available as an option like in the 2011 version.

I'm going to be playing in 1080p, and also 1440p when I get a new monitor to go alongside my Samsung LED HDTV sometime this spring.
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