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My ultimate goal is to either get a 6970 or 6950 and pair it with a 6990 for Trifire when it comes out.

Will an unlocked 6950 to 6970 bios + oc work in Trifire as if it was a 6970?

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I don't see why not. If the flash goes fine and the card works after it, then it should be able to be used in Crossfire, Trifire or Quadfire.
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i would wait to see what scaling looks like in trifire before i go with that.

edit: nevermind these things look like they work damn well in trifire also. the leap from 5 series to 6 series in scaling never ceases to amaze me

http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?t=263672
Edited by soilentblue - 1/13/11 at 4:46pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by soilentblue;12001034 
i would wait to see what scaling looks like in trifire before i go with that.

I believe Trifire 6970's are already in action.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by soilentblue;12001034 
i would wait to see what scaling looks like in trifire before i go with that.

If it's anything like the 6xxx series crossfire scaling (100-110% in some cases) then I expect excellent results.

With Tri-Fire I would expect scaling to be around 175-190%.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by soilentblue;12001034 
i would wait to see what scaling looks like in trifire before i go with that.

edit: nevermind these things look like they work damn well in trifire also. the leap from 5 series to 6 series in scaling never ceases to amaze me

http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?t=263672
Quote:
Originally Posted by CovertCover;12001341 
If it's anything like the 6xxx series crossfire scaling (100-110% in some cases) then I expect excellent results.

With Tri-Fire I would expect scaling to be around 175-190%.

From what source do you guys come up these exorbitant claims of crossfire scaling with the 6xxx series cards?

It's really shouldn't even be possible to get >100% scaling from adding a second card, for one thing ... basically if these cards are actually doing that, then it's almost 100% sure sign that AMD are cheating by reducing IQ in crossfire mode.

http://www.widescreengamingforum.com/wiki/AMD_Radeon_6970_6950_-_Featured_Review_Page_10

Based on this review, it looks to me like the 6950/70 show fairly ordinary scaling performance (their average x-fire scaling appears to be around 75%) compared to other modern cards headscratch.gif
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Quote:
Originally Posted by brettjv;12001668 
From what source do you guys come up these exorbitant claims of crossfire scaling with the 6xxx series cards?

It's really shouldn't even be possible to get >100% scaling from adding a second card, for one thing ... basically if these cards are actually doing that, then it's almost 100% sure sign that AMD are cheating by reducing IQ in crossfire mode.

http://www.widescreengamingforum.com/wiki/AMD_Radeon_6970_6950_-_Featured_Review_Page_10

Based on this review, it looks to me like the 6950/70 show fairly ordinary scaling performance (their average x-fire scaling appears to be around 75%) compared to other modern cards headscratch.gif


Let me find the chart I was looking at, but until then you can look at these:

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I swear I was looking at some reviews the other day and there was a chart where the 6970 in crossfire got 4-5 more than double the FPS of a single 6970.

FOUND IT!:

6970-xfire-scaling.jpg

Over 100% scaling in a few games, almost perfect 100% across the board.
Edited by CovertCover - 1/13/11 at 6:23pm
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^ Dang, 6970's in CF come close to 580s in sli.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by yesitsmario;12002533 
^ Dang, 6970's in CF come close to 580s in sli.

Yep, and it's a hell of a way to save ~$250-300, considering the cards to be ~$370 a piece, compared to $500 for a GTX580.
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Some interesting benches on 10.11 drivers

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