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Crysis Benches are lame. They show nothing. You get fewer frames in the game if you play the actual level also. It's because it's a pre-rendered path that takes much less power by comparison to the actual game, which is being rendered on the go.

As for the AMD overdrive overclocking, I've had cards that couldn't handle the maximum overclock in Overdrive so it's perfectly acceptable to do such.
Overdrive doesn't have voltage tweaking.
    
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spoilers: the CFX drives are awful!
nope
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CF worked great for me with the 5850cf, 6870cf sucked. I could not play the same games as well as the 58cf or GTX460SLI combo. The 11.1 HF helped but performance was very eratic. I assume they will improve over time.

Will the 6870's now drop to $199 if the 6950 1gb is $250.
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The crossfire drivers do suck, no debate needed.

Try getting a 5970 to work... it doesn't, or it refuses to on my rig.
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Damn, was hoping for more news one the supposed 100 USD cheaper 6970 1GB model. Perhaps that was just a typo -_-
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2GB HD6950 seems like a great buy at $270. I'm done with AMD after my 4870X2, though; their drivers are just plain awful.
Not as bad as the current Nvidia crop for the 4xx / 5xx series cards. They're awful (but getting better!). AMD drivers running CrossFireX > Nvidia in SLI (In my personal experience. I just came from 4870s in CrossFireX and never had a problem.)
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do the 6950 1GB models unlock to 6970?
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do the 6950 1GB models unlock to 6970?
i doubt it.
its kinda like the 465s
the ones with the full 1.2GB memory unlocked
the ones with just a gig didnt.

so im guessing the same here. but i think they ALL have just 1GB of ram there so it cant unlock.
    
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good thing i got my 6950 on the cheap for $260 last year
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post #50 of 72
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2GB HD6950 seems like a great buy at $270. I'm done with AMD after my 4870X2, though; their drivers are just plain awful.
You should give the driver another try. A whole new Catalyst Control Center has just got released.
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