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Your card is 1 year old but one of mine is almost 3 years old and the other is closing in on 2 years old.
Just because you bought it brand new it doesn't mean it was brand new technology to the market and it seems you bought it when they were starting to disappear.
I also love these cards, the price I paid for them was well worth the performance they have been given, I don't see any apparent stuttering if my frames are high 60~, but a single graphics card at 30FPS is smoother than crossfire at 45FPS, just an example.
I haven't tried the new driver but supposedly it works on both crossfire and single GPU, will be installing it right now and I'll get back to you on it afterwards.
I plan on upgrade them next year probably, they still have enough breath on them to play with decent quality.

Yeah I know about the age of the cards, just didn't a single thing like ram to be the problem.
Also don't remember 7000 series being out at the time, cant remember exactly, its served me well and I want to get more life out of it instead of retiring it in one year of my usage.
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I like my CF 6870s each only has 1Gb vram I game beautifully on a single 1080 monitor. with the 8000( or even possibly the 9000 series if they decide to skip gens) by the end of this year. I picked up my second 6870 for 75 USD 2 weeks ago (thats why I thought the price you gave for the 6850 was high).

we don't know what games you play but IMO if your on a single monitor a 6850 crossfire setup would be better. However if your going to an eyefinity setup getting a 7000 or waiting for the next gen would be better. again IMO.
     
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I like my CF 6870s each only has 1Gb vram I game beautifully on a single 1080 monitor. with the 8000( or even possibly the 9000 series if they decide to skip gens) by the end of this year. I picked up my second 6870 for 75 USD 2 weeks ago (thats why I thought the price you gave for the 6850 was high).

we don't know what games you play but IMO if your on a single monitor a 6850 crossfire setup would be better. However if your going to an eyefinity setup getting a 7000 or waiting for the next gen would be better. again IMO.

Wow do you mind telling me where you got your card? and was it brand new?

I game at 1080p and don't plan to go eyefinity anytime soon, I also max out most if not all of my games at a steady 30+fps, if the gpus scale well maybe I can hope to get 45-50fps
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Wow do you mind telling me where you got your card? and was it brand new?

I game at 1080p and don't plan to go eyefinity anytime soon, I also max out most if not all of my games at a steady 30+fps, if the gpus scale well maybe I can hope to get 45-50fps
Oh they scale rather good, but in some cases you might feel that the 30fps is smoother than the 50fps.
But most of the time my performance was doubled or pretty close to double.
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Oh they scale rather good, but in some cases you might feel that the 30fps is smoother than the 50fps.
But most of the time my performance was doubled or pretty close to double.

Defo tempted to get crossfire, if I can find it under £100, I would, I just dont know where to find one tongue.gif
Most new games support crossfire decently and if something goes wrong I can run a single gpu temporarily, its more than capable of doing so in most games.

Also why would I think it's smoother?
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Defo tempted to get crossfire, if I can find it under £100, I would, I just dont know where to find one tongue.gif
Most new games support crossfire decently and if something goes wrong I can run a single gpu temporarily, its more than capable of doing so in most games.

Also why would I think it's smoother?

Less jerkiness, having two graphics card processing images tends to make the latency on the said image to be higher making it a bit unstable.
I'm pretty sure you can find one under that price:
Ebay XFX HD6850
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sorry i didnt specify that I got mine used
     
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Less jerkiness, having two graphics card processing images tends to make the latency on the said image to be higher making it a bit unstable.
I'm pretty sure you can find one under that price:
Ebay XFX HD6850

Nice thanks I saw that looking today and saw a few of them, and one below that price.
I don't mind a used one along as its in good condition and overclocks decently.
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nice! you almost got me ( 6850 toxic in cf, both at 1000/1125 )
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