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post #1 of 20
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I'm not planning on upgrading unless it's to 3 or 4 GPU's.. but I can't find any reviews/benchmarks of HD 6950's or HD 6970's in Triple-fire or Quad-fire.

What's up with that?

P.S. In regards to cooling, do they both have the same mounting holes for waterblocks? All I keep seeing are blocks for HD 6970's.

Thanks!
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post #2 of 20
You could get 4 6950s and flash them to 6970s... Identical performance...
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post #3 of 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by ttaylor0024;11939229 
You could get 4 6950s and flash them to 6970s... Identical performance...

This, and I think the blocks fit eachother smile.gif
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First of all there would be a massive cpu bottleneck... and crossfire drivers absolutely suck balls.

So I can't imagine how bad quadfire drivers are.
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Crossfire drivers for the 6XXX series don't suck.

But yeah, significant bottleneck most likely.
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post #6 of 20
I'd agree on ditching that Q8400; a Q9550 would do nicely though.
Also agreed on flashing 6950(s) to 6970; it's a pretty darn good value.

As for going tri or quad-fire: go tri.
Quad-fire has not typically scaled well ever, granted I've yet to see any results yet for them with the 69xx, but I highly doubt it will be radically different.
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post #7 of 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by ttaylor0024;11939229 
You could get 4 6950s and flash them to 6970s... Identical performance...

No it's not, it will be similar performance but 3 pure 6970's will beat out 3 flashed 6950's
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ~Strawberry~;11939272 
First of all there would be a massive cpu bottleneck... and crossfire drivers absolutely suck balls.

So I can't imagine how bad quadfire drivers are.

I have not had one problem with my 5870's in crossfire, and have you seen the scaling with the 6xxx series on current drivers? It's near perfect.
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HD6950 and HD6970 are the same cards, just buy four 6950's and unlock them >=)
    
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