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A friend of mine and I are to put together a build in August in time with BD - hopefully it'll release then - and I'm planning it all, because I'm really good at hardware, and he has full confidence in me, and trusts me to build him a powerhouse for the money.

Guess I have to convey with him. If he wants multiple monitors (and use Eyefinity), he should go for 6950 or 6970. Might convince him to get dual 6950s, but he might only want a single 6970 then since the price is kind of high.

But if he rather wants to use one monitor should he rather get 2x 6870s or is the performance gain over 2x 6850s not noticable?
Depends on the price of the 6870's tbh. When they were released it wasn't worth it as it was 25% more expensive for ~7% more performance. But now they seem to be reaching a sensible point. Here in the UK they are priced within £10 of each other quite often, so the 6870 makes sense.

With regards to the 6950 vs 6970 debate it really comes down to budget. The 6970 is a better card (obviously) but not by much. http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/293?vs=292 I would say the 6950's are more cost-effective. Also please note you cannot unlock the 6950's into 6970's anymore. They have been laser-cut.
Defiantly get the 2GB version's if you are going multiscreen as VRAM really does come into play with eyefinity.
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Depends on the price of the 6870's tbh. When they were released it wasn't worth it as it was 25% more expensive for ~7% more performance. But now they seem to be reaching a sensible point. Here in the UK they are priced within £10 of each other quite often, so the 6870 makes sense.

With regards to the 6950 vs 6970 debate it really comes down to budget. The 6970 is a better card (obviously) but not by much. http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/293?vs=292 I would say the 6950's are more cost-effective. Also please note you cannot unlock the 6950's into 6970's anymore. They have been laser-cut.
Defiantly get the 2GB version's if you are going multiscreen as VRAM really does come into play with eyefinity.
Some of the newer 6950s can unlock.

Twin Frozr II or III, ASUS DirectCU II and PowerColor dual fan version are known to be unlockable

Thanks for the reply! So either dual 6870s or 6950s, or a single 6950 if planning to CFX in a couple of months, or a single 6970
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A friend of mine and I are to put together a build in August in time with BD - hopefully it'll release then - and I'm planning it all, because I'm really good at hardware, and he has full confidence in me, and trusts me to build him a powerhouse for the money.

Guess I have to convey with him. If he wants multiple monitors (and use Eyefinity), he should go for 6950 or 6970. Might convince him to get dual 6950s, but he might only want a single 6970 then since the price is kind of high.

But if he rather wants to use one monitor should he rather get 2x 6870s or is the performance gain over 2x 6850s not noticable?
With one monitor, I'd go with dual 6870s since they can be had for <$200 @ Newegg. The prices are pretty close for some of the cards, might as well go with the more powerful one, ya know?

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Some of the newer 6950s can unlock.

Twin Frozr II or III, ASUS DirectCU II and PowerColor dual fan version are known to be unlockable

Thanks for the reply! So either dual 6870s or 6950s, or a single 6950 if planning to CFX in a couple of months, or a single 6970
Pretty much.

Remember, if you're getting a 6950, make sure to get the 2GB version.
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With one monitor, I'd go with dual 6870s since they can be had for <$200 @ Newegg. The prices are pretty close for some of the cards, might as well go with the more powerful one, ya know?



Pretty much.

Remember, if you're getting a 6950, make sure to get the 2GB version.
We just need something powerful to max out BF3 for a reasonable price
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I've played a little with my 6850 here's what i've got so far:



Gotta love the HK WB, temps stay ~50C (even when using FurMark) .
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Some of the newer 6950s can unlock.

Twin Frozr II or III, ASUS DirectCU II and PowerColor dual fan version are known to be unlockable

Thanks for the reply! So either dual 6870s or 6950s, or a single 6950 if planning to CFX in a couple of months, or a single 6970
Really? Thanks for the info. +Rep.
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As charlie310 said the cards are neck and neck, with maybe the 6850 edging ahead slightly. The ATI drivers are fine. Really it comes down to price and brand loyalty. The 6850 draws less power, something to bear in mind if you have a weak PSU (but for you that doesn't seem to be the case).
Well I went to the compusa today and they had a sale of 6850's for 149.99 was gona get me 2 of those but they ran out But found me a XFX 6870 for 200 bucks considering it's in Puerto Rico it was cheap and the 6950 ran out but they where 270 wich was too much Well I'm off to install my card will let you ppl know how it goes and maybe join the club if I'm satisfied with results
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For now I'm satisfied for what I've seen with the card ran some drift 3 and heavens benchmark to see how it ran not much difference from the GTX 460 I had but now I wish to know is it worth overclocking this card It's the XFX 6870 (EE) I do not mind fan noise as my music and game volume make it unnoticeable
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Just felt like Saying My card came as a bad overclocker I bump clock to 950 and memclock to 1100 at stock and I get the white dots on occt test Most cards I've seen being reviewed can reach higher I was hoping to get a moderate overclock at stock volts 1.174 wich is what MSI afterburner shows
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