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HD 6870 on the mail to pair up with my HD 6850
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^ I'm going to be doing the same.
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Originally Posted by rajnusker View Post
Hi guys, I am new on this forum. I own a 6870 Hawk. I have game lag problems with the new 11.X drivers. 10.11 drivers reduced the lag to a large extent, but still need some more improvement.. What it is best driver available for a 6870? Thanks
This is the first I've heard of specific driver releases not working on 6xxx cards. I've updated every single driver since 10.12 and each one just gets better for me.


Also, to OP I've got Crossfire now.
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Please add me to the list. Asus HD 6870.

Validation

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Edited by FedeVi - 9/12/11 at 7:48am
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a year later...

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I now have 2 6870's! I am loving it. Scaling at damn near 100% on everything I have tested.
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yeah, my dual 6870's are great... bad thing is the extra heat that is put out...

I was running Crysis 2 yesterday and my cards got up to 80c MAX. that's not horrible, but with a single one I was around 74-75c under full load.

I have to figure out a way to get the heat out quicker.
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There they be!


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How would a 6950 compare to a 6850 in crossfire?
Reason being is i'm picking up a new motherboard in the next week (Asus crosshair V Formula) which supports crossfire so i'm wondering whether a 6950 would give me better performance compared to picking up another 6850 and crossfiring them?

I play games such as call of duty black ops, Battle field bad company 2, left 4 dead 2, HAWX, Modern warfare 3 when it is released,battlefield 3 when it is released and maybe crysis 2. I'm sticking with my single monitor for the time being so i'm looking for a card that is cheap but can max out the games listed above while producing playable framerates.
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you should be fine with the Xfire 6850's with the games you listed, and yes dual 6850's will give you better performance than a single 6950, but that comes at a cost (some games don't support Xfire). And if you have the 1gb version of the card, you will have to make sure your games don't cross that threshold. (most games out right now don't)

Your gonna get maybe 10-15 more Fps with the 6950 (single card vs single card) and if you go with the 2gb version you'll have room to go with triple monitors in the future with more support Vram intense games.

Personally I'd just grab another 6850 and see how it works for you. and if you wan't to upgrade in the future I'm sure you could sell them both and grab what you need.
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