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6950 unlock to 6970 or 6850 CF?

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What do you think?
I currently already have 1 6850 and was planning to buy a 2nd to run in crossfire then I heard 6950 can unlock to 6970. Opinions? (Can still refund the 6850 I currently have)

Pros/Cons?
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Performance will be better on 6850 crossfire.

But single cards have less issues.
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post #3 of 8
Quote:
Originally Posted by Snowman1989 View Post
Performance will be better on 6850 crossfire.

But single cards have less issues.
This.

You will see better overall performance with Crossfire 6850s (in games that support Crossfire of course), though there are many more issues associated with Crossfire. Drivers are improving, however, and the number of issues is decreasing.

I am running dual 6870s in Crossfire with AMD Drivers and have had zero issues so far. It seems to be hit or miss.

Just consider what is more important to you, price or stability. Hope I helped.
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Thanks so far
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post #5 of 8
Definitely say 6850 Crossfire. Even though 2 GPU's will produce more heat, 6850s still run relatively cool in the end. Crossfire's scaling is amazing for the Radeon HD 6k's as well and keeps getting better.
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post #6 of 8
Love my 6850 crossfired, 1ghz with wc.
scales well in my games.
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I prefer one gpu less issues
    
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post #8 of 8
Just add another 6850 since you already have one. CF 6850s = Beast
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