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The tech river changes so fast.... Just for games, and I should only play a game, when I could max it.

1)get a another cheap 5670 1GB CF, or just get a single 68x0, then throw down for the 32nm cards that are right around the corner

2)could afford 2 6850 easy enough, and that would hold me longer into the 32nm era

3) get a 6870 or 6950, not much price diff, and then either CF or just wait till the 32nm cards

4)just get a 6970, any 3 paydays and the cash is there, and then when that gets old go 32nm.
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Grab a single 6950 and then wait for 32nm if you ask me. A 6950 will be a MASSIVE upgrade from the 5670.

Best price to performance card out there right now IMO.
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The 1st 6850, would take 1 payday, and then if I wanted, a month later I could get another.

How do 2 6850s compare to 1 6950
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Two 6850's are a fair bit faster than a 6950.

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/302?vs=293


That said crossfire might not work properly every time with scaling issues and issues working at all in some games (not sure which off the top of my head), whereas a single card will perform the same every time. You should take that into consideration when making your purchase.
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Hi,
I think your best option is a 6950, and flash it to a 6970,
Cheap card, good performance/price ratio.
   
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