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I would say 6950's crossfired is the best option-especially the new non-reference cards coming out.
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The 6850 CF easily provides the best value new if you do not already have another card.
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Guys, I said what's the MINIMUM card I could get away with. Not the best . I have a limited budget here of roughly $200-300 USD. So I can't go 6950, 6970, or any decent crossfire solution.
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Guys, I said what's the MINIMUM card I could get away with. Not the best . I have a limited budget here of roughly $200-300 USD. So I can't go 6950, 6970, or any decent crossfire solution.
How much detail/AA are you willing to sacrifice? AA is the big VRAM drain. Heck, 1GB cards can run out at 1680x1050 causing FPS drops.

My dinky 6850 puts out well enough for high (not very high) on FONV and DAO with minimal AA @ 4080x1024. Which is about 2/3 as many megapixels of resolution as you're considering.
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How much detail/AA are you willing to sacrifice? AA is the big VRAM drain. Heck, 1GB cards can run out at 1680x1050 causing FPS drops.

My dinky 6850 puts out well enough for high (not very high) on FONV and DAO with minimal AA @ 4080x1024. Which is about 2/3 as many megapixels of resolution as you're considering.
I'm willing to go down as low as 2x or 4x AA. Maybe drop things such as HBAO (in BFBC2). I'm hoping for close to the same performance as my 4890 is now, but with 3 screens. It looks like a 5870 2GB or 6950 will handle that fine by those charts on the last page.
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If you are low on cash now, get a 6850 and CFX later.

Or wait a little bit and get a 6950.

That is the way I am looking at it, I am in the same boat sort of. I will be getting 3 Acer VE--somerthing or others when I get paid. But I am not sure if I should CFX the 68xx or go for 69xx.

I will probably have to see some BOINC speeds, they will most likely be what sway my derision.
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If you are low on cash now, get a 6850 and CFX later.

Or wait a little bit and get a 6950.

That is the way I am looking at it, I am in the same boat sort of. I will be getting 3 Acer VE--somerthing or others when I get paid. But I am not sure if I should CFX the 68xx or go for 69xx.

I will probably have to see some BOINC speeds, they will most likely be what sway my derision.
If I REALLY wanted to splurge, I could afford a single 6950 right now. I'm not wanting to spend THAT much though, as I have things on my car I need to fix too (there's no heater, and tons of other stuff). I've got an add up in the wanted section, no really good hits yet other than 1GB 5870's.
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I'm willing to go down as low as 2x or 4x AA. Maybe drop things such as HBAO (in BFBC2). I'm hoping for close to the same performance as my 4890 is now, but with 3 screens. It looks like a 5870 2GB or 6950 will handle that fine by those charts on the last page.
IMHO, you'd be pushing your luck going for a single 6800 card @ 6+ megapixels of resolution. For AA purposes, you'd want a 2GB card. Of course, we're running into your budget ceiling.

The other side of it, is that the general consensus last I knew was that the drivers for the 6900 cards were not that hot on release....and I haven't paid attention to if it has been improved....and the other other side being the the 5000 cards don't scale as well in CF.
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