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Does anyone else notice that their core value goes up and down all the time when switching windows and especially when going in and out of firefox. My core jumps up to 3d clocks and bumps back down to 2d clocks over and over and over...
I've also noticed that it goes up and down but i can't put my finger on why:/
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ok so I am very new to overclocking and doing benchmarks in general, please let me know if I missed anything.

I have added the +20% power to both cards and maxed out the overlock, using MSI afterburner fan profile I haven't had any issues.

(2) XFX 6950 [unlocked shaders] ----- P9321 Score

post #1073 of 3890
hey guys looking at getting a second 6950....
Worth it? Or a waste?
Current single 6950 capable of running just about any games? Or do I need that POWA!!!!


input greatly appreciated. Looking for input from those with knowledge or that have moved from single for xfire.
This would be my first xfire
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hey guys looking at getting a second 6950....
Worth it? Or a waste?
Current single 6950 capable of running just about any games? Or do I need that POWA!!!!


input greatly appreciated. Looking for input from those with knowledge or that have moved from single for xfire.
This would be my first xfire
Don't waste your money imo. The best single card on the market will be enough for a while. Hell even the 5870 is still enough right now. Wait until the 7 series comes out and sell your 6970 and get the 7970 or whatever. Dual card solutions are NEVER a good choice from my experience.

People get xfire and sli for bragging rights, but when it comes to today's games a single card at the top of the tier is all you need in any game, so it is not only a waste of money but also it will lead you to inevitable dual card problems that always crop up.

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I've also noticed that it goes up and down but i can't put my finger on why:/
Well at least it is not just me. I am sure it is a problem with the ATi drivers as there is always a problem...
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Don't waste your money imo. The best single card on the market will be enough for a while. Hell even the 5870 is still enough right now. Wait until the 7 series comes out and sell your 6970 and get the 7970 or whatever. Dual card solutions are NEVER a good choice from my experience.

People get xfire and sli for bragging rights, but when it comes to today's games a single card at the top of the tier is all you need in any game, so it is not only a waste of money but also it will lead you to inevitable dual card problems that always crop up.



Well at least it is not just me. I am sure it is a problem with the ATi drivers as there is always a problem...
I really do think your right here. I know for myself that dual cards was the worst thing i ever decided.
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I've had x2 HD5850, and an HD5970 before too, and I've never had any stutter or anything with them...

So yeah, I'm getting my 2nd HD6970 this week.
    
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I was planning on getting the 6970 on friday. I keep switching my mind all the time. I want a GTX580, i want 6970CF ect ect.

iirc, my 5850 CF had no stuttering issues. but the GTX470 SLI was HELL! So if i stick with AMD again and the drivers have advanced now, i think CF will work better. If it did not work right by now, they would have MB;s that support dual cards ect ect.
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I was planning on getting the 6970 on friday. I keep switching my mind all the time. I want a GTX580, i want 6970CF ect ect.

iirc, my 5850 CF had no stuttering issues. but the GTX470 SLI was HELL! So if i stick with AMD again and the drivers have advanced now, i think CF will work better. If it did not work right by now, they would have MB;s that support dual cards ect ect.
Well I'm getting my 2nd HD6970 this week too, so I'll let you know how it goes.
    
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Well I'm getting my 2nd HD6970 this week too, so I'll let you know how it goes.
When you getting it? What day?
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When you getting it? What day?
Either Wednesday or Thursday
    
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