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Hey guys, I really miss my old school 4770 crossfire setup, so I'm thinking about getting a couple 6850's to put in crossfire, and I was wondering how are the drivers/profiles? Are they still pretty bad for new games or games in general? Do these cards downclock correctly?

I have enjoyed using nvidia for the past few months because aside from a small issue with this 560 and afterburner, I haven't had a single issue.

Thanks guys!
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I have had great luck with my 2 6870's. Everything including metro 2033 on max runs smooth at 1920x1080. The closest thing I have had to a problem was on Mirrors Edge which had occasional frame rate drops despite the fact that it's not a demanding game. I'm running with a very mild OC and they are downclocking correctly.
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What drivers are you running? 11.2? And thanks for the help!

Anyone else?
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I set up a pair of 6950s for a build at work the other day and they ran amazingly well.
I was using 11.2 because chances are once im done testing and setting up the computer, there will be no more driver updates on it until its sold or replaced.
The guy who wanted it demands crazy power, but does not want to do any maintenance on that power.
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What drivers are you running? 11.2? And thanks for the help!

Anyone else?
I am using 11.1 now have not had a chance to update to 11.2 yet. I used 10.12 previously and it was fine as well.
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Sounds like a good deal then.

Anyone else want to throw their 2 cents in before I purchase?
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11.2 runs great with my 6870 crossfire setup.
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I have been running 2 Gigabyte 6870's in crossfire since they came out. Initially the drivers were a little buggy. However, those issues were minor and was to be expected with new architecture. The cards and games still ran fine. I have recently installed the the new 11.2 drivers with current caps and currently these have been the smoothest for all my apps. I also use my pc to play blurays as part of my home theater set up and picture quality for those as well as all my games / CODBO , Metro 2033, L4D1 and 2 , Crysis / has been beautiful. The profiles for all my current games have worked great and the scaling seems to have improved for those that take advantage of multiple GPUS. The one game that seems to me recently to have benefited the most was Metro 2033. Had not played it for a while but smoothness and overall environment has definitely improved from what I remember. I came from 2 4770's and upgraded to these 6870's and have been very happy with them.
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