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Why not take a look at some performance graphs, those should answer questions about how much performance you would get.

Does power consumption and heat affect you? Going CF with two cards is going to draw some energy and produce some heat. The heat might be nice in the winter, but in the summer it's dreadful.
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yeah I don't want as much heat but i was thinking the little cards wouldn't heat as much but I guess I could be wrong. My 4870 runs so hot that it will yellow a white wall after some time just from heat...
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i went from that to my unlocked 6950
    
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how much better is the 6950 unlocked than the 4870/
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