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6850 alone or 6850 crossfire??

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getting gigabyte 6850. good to have just 1, or have crossfire?????
    
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xfire but then again you might aswell get a 6950 and unlock it. has less driver faults
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Originally Posted by Th0m0_202 View Post
xfire but then again you might aswell get a 6950 and unlock it. has less driver faults
2x6850 cheaper than 1x6950
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6850 alone... most games don't even support crossfire, and I think (not certain) that crossfire only gives a 15-20% boost in performance.
Edited by TheBigC - 1/7/11 at 6:56pm
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6850 alone... most games don't even support crossfire
Umm..this was true a few years ago. Any new game now will almost certainly support crossfire.

Back to the topic, i would get one 6850 now, and then wait for 6850s to drop in price to get a second one. Im hoping that the 560 release will drive down 470 prices which will drop 6870 prices which will drop 6850 prices so that i can get my second card. But one card handles pretty much anything quite well at 1920x1080.
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2x6850 cheaper than 1x6950
wat

That's not true, a 6950 costs $299

A 6850 is around $170 making it $340 for a pair of 6850s.
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wat

That's not true, a 6950 costs $299

A 6850 is around $170 making it $340 for a pair of 6850s.
This.
Also the chances of unlocking shaders and using 6970 clocks are high.
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