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getting a gigabyte 6850. good alone or in crossfire???????
    
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oh sorry for posting twice!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    
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is this for folding or gaming or what?
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Not sure what to say. ANyone is gonna say 2 is better. Im about to get one, and plan on having a second within about 6 weeks. Go for it!!
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One 6850 pulls 50FPS benchmarking BC2 at 4xAA and 1680x1050 resolution. (or whatever that resolution is).

With 2 you get about double that with the great scaling, and more eye candy.

I'll edit in a chart.




It doesn't specifically show CFX 6850's but it shows the excellent scaling of the 6xxx series cards.

Look at the near PERFECT scaling of the cards, 2 cards ~ 2x the FPS
Edited by CovertCover - 1/7/11 at 8:29pm
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Buy one. If it does what you want/need, dont purchase another. If it doesnt perform how you want, buy another.
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i agree with covertcover those cards scale excellently, the performance from 1 to 2 is vast
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post #8 of 16
One 6850 is similiar in performance to a 5850, and 2 in crossfire out-perform a 5970 in many things.
post #9 of 16
Depends on your resolution, and the games you play. One should max out everything currently out on 1920x1080.
Edited by catcherintherye - 1/8/11 at 12:15pm
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post #10 of 16
I'm in your same boat, however with the 6870. I'm thinking about getting another one in a few weeks, however, only if I find a killer deal. Not like I need it for what I do... but you know, you can't have enough right?
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