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ROFL

Ill show you!, Ill show you ALL.

*goes out and buys 20 6950s. Throws 17 of them at passing cars. Buys crosshair iv extreme. Gets quadfire running. Blows up puny 700watt powersupply.* DEM
    
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The unlock wont work for me T_T
    
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Maybe your too enthusiastic...but really, two will run Eyefinity just fine.
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Lol i know
I really need an ssd right now lol.
Btw people will sandy bridge outperform my sixcore? I could sell my amd stuffs if it would
    
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Already posted in your other very enthusiastic thread. 1055 is no slouch, and unless your doing hardcore video rendering, going to a 32nm Gulftown isn't worth it. I wouldn't even consider SB a viable upgrade to your current system, at least wait for IB if your really interested, BD on AMD's side.
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TPQ-1200, Quadfire isn't worth it. Benchmarks would love it, but if your buying it to have a higher number then the other guy, I'm sorry
I agree,even a simple two-way crossfire of these cards will blast your FPS sky high,than why the hell do you need 4 cards?
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I agree,even a simple two-way crossfire of these cards will blast your FPS sky high,than why the hell do you need 4 cards?
Blast what fps to what sky. When you play metro.. Well things don't look so good.
     
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If you want the best mix, stop at three. 4 cards is just icing on the cake. Use the 4th slot for a dedicated Physx card.
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Originally Posted by jellis142 View Post
If you want the best mix, stop at three. 4 cards is just icing on the cake. Use the 4th slot for a dedicated Physx card.
Quad fire abd sli is worthless as you pointed out. +1.
     
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Scaling is not too bad. Bad relatively but not too bad absolutely, I say.

There is an increase but that quantity is not as substantial as going from 1 card to 2 or going from 2 to 3. However, I am not sure if this is due to CPU bottlenecking (i7 980X at 4GHz) or just bad scaling. In certain cases, using 4 cards brings a decrease in framerate. This is likely the cause of poor driver support.

Unfortunately, this review (using 6970, not 6950...but the scaling should be similar) is only up to 2560x1600. It would be interesting to see Quad 69xx in an Eyefinity setup. But then, it is well known that Eyefinity combining with Crossfire means serious driver issues.

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