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post #11 of 17
I say would say go with 3X HD6950. The scaling wont be as big as with 2, but you will be sure it would give the best performance per price. Plus than 3X 6970. If you need more power, just flash the cards to 6970, instant upgrade and will save you some money to, but you will for sure need a bigger PSU
    
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have any of you seen some reviews that are running eyefinity res, and compar 2 vs 3 way crossfire with crysis as one of the games?
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Originally Posted by DaRookie View Post
Get 2x 6950 and save $160. CF performance b/w 6950 and 6970 are very minimal, 5-8 fps difference in some games. Overclock the 6950 to 6970 or higher. Both cards are capable of 1ghz core but the 6970 have a better chance. The difference in frame rates is not worth the extra $160.
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post #14 of 17
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i think im gonna grab the 6950's (2) and then wait till the replacement for socket2011 to come out to grab a new board/cpu so i can do 3way and maybe pick up some new 7k series AMD cards to go with it.

the 2 6950's will be a huge upgrade over my 5770's anyways lol
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Originally Posted by fRingE View Post
If price isn't a problem get 2 of these (3 monitors per card):

or 2 of these (6 monitors per card):

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150500
Did anyone even read the 1st review on the 6970 HD 5970 BLACK 4GB? LOL

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Pros: great card for the price!! bought 125 of these in bulk to use in my supercomputer, since i could only use 7 of these in my build, i used the rest to build a castle for my 2 yr old daughter to play in

Cons: i could only fit 7 in my build
i wouldnt really call that a con, cus thats a mobo problem
i ran out while making the roof, i think im gunna buy a couple hundred more

Other Thoughts: they fit together very nicely, if youre in the market for an inexpensive house, i would definatly reccomend this card
 
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post #16 of 17
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do you guys think 2 6950's would be enough for crysis at 5760x1080 enthusiast settings? (2-4x AA would be nice but not required)

i cant find many good reviews out there that compare 2 and 3 way at eyefinity res with crysis.

I just dont want to get 2 and find out its not enough, but on the flip side i dont want 3 and have it be totally overkill especially because the total cost from 2 -3 cards is big
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post #17 of 17
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Originally Posted by Blindsay View Post
do you guys think 2 6950's would be enough for crysis at 5760x1080 enthusiast settings? (2-4x AA would be nice but not required)

i cant find many good reviews out there that compare 2 and 3 way at eyefinity res with crysis.

I just dont want to get 2 and find out its not enough, but on the flip side i dont want 3 and have it be totally overkill especially because the total cost from 2 -3 cards is big
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