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So, is the performance / Scaling / Etc... really different than HD 6950? Because those in CrossFireX would cost me 400e and HD 6950's 600e.

Oh and if you wouldn't recommend any of those, what would you? (On a 600e budget)
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EDIT: Found that there were some for 179e shipped! In a another store!
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And I come to think, should I just buy one of those Vapor-X beasts and wait another year? (I am currently doing OK with my HD 4870, I can still game all COD's and BFBC2 with 1920x1080 4xAA with 80+Fps.
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5850 in CrossFire will perform on average better than a 6950. And you'll be saving yourself a lot of money. So I say go for it. Even one 5850 will be enough for 1920x1080.
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Also, don't double/triple post, instead edit your first post. Keeps things much neater
    
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Okay. but has there been known any issues with Xfiring those? And should I just get one and wait for new cards to come?
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Okay. but has there been known any issues with Xfiring those? And should I just get one and wait for new cards to come?
Nope, no issues with crossfiring them. And yeah, you might as well get 1 then wait 'till the 7000 series come out. There won't be anything that the 5850 won't be able to handle, except maybe Metro2033 at max settings.
    
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Yeah. I'm tired of people talking about Crysis, because it's not like you can't live without it lol. but thanks for the help! +rep!
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Overclock the cf5850's and they'll pass cf6970's for performance
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Overclock the cf5850's and they'll pass cf6970's for performance
This is what I did last week. I am still waiting for my two Asus HD5850 DirectCU TOP from Newegg. Have you tried overclocking yours?
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This is what I did last week. I am still waiting for my two Asus HD5850 DirectCU TOP from Newegg. Have you tried overclocking yours?
For sure. Overclocking the Asus 5850's is easy. Just uninstall Asus's Smart Doctor, and install MSI Afterburner. Then drag the slider, save the profile and enjoy

I run 900/1000 daily on mine with the stock heat sink. During games temps rise to about 60C and the fps skyrockets

But I mainly use my GPU's for BOINC (similar to f@h) and under 100% load while crunching, the temps hover around 75C for 24/7.
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