Originally Posted by jawaletres
The reason I want to crossfire is that I just played Crysis and I'm going to play Warhead next. I'm also interested in playing Metro 2033. Ideally I want to run these games with the highest possible settings and fps. Looking at the benchmarks, a 6870 CF performs pretty well on both with great avg fps.
How would a 6970 do on either of these titles? And I know that no specs are out yet, but I would want to use this setup for future games like Crysis 2 and The Witcher 2.
Well the 6870 handles Crysis, Warhead and Metro 2033 impeccably even at the highest settings with the 1080p resolutions.
Obviously the 6970 crossfire does better, but the 6970 is really meant for multiple monitor setups. A 6970 alone performs more poorly than a 6870 Crossfire, but gives you more room for future upgrades.
So it comes down to this; if you have a single monitor, 6870 CF is well enough, if you have multiple monitors, go with the 6970 (CF).