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xfx 6850 or 6870 CF Which?

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I currently have a xfx 6850 and I'm looking for a little more graphics power.

They are both on sale right now with rebates:
XFX 6850 : $161.99 after rebate
XFX 6870 : $199.99 after rebate

Which would be a more price/performance choice and will there be a noticeable difference between 6850 and 6870

And is it alright to CF 6870 with 6850.

or is there a better option than CFing?

amazon prices btw. gotta spend that money from the livingsocial deal =]
post #2 of 4
Well, if you're thinking of picking up a 6870, as I understand it, it'll scale down to 6850 speeds when you crossfire them?
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You can crossfire a 6870 with a 6850, but it will down clock to the lowest graphics card, so IMO it wouldn't be worth it for the $$.
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i knew i heard something like that before.

thanks for saving me 40$. =]
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