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If I CFed 2 6850s would games like GTA IV see 2GB of VRAM, and run pretty well maxed @1920x1080

I've hardly played that game yet, can't wait, so I'm convincing myself to get the 1st 6850 in 2 weeks time.
Edited by Mit Namso - 2/28/11 at 1:40pm
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If I CFed 2 6850s would games like GTA IV see 2GB of VRAM, and run pretty well maxed

I've hardly played that game yet, can't wait, so I'm convincing myself to get the 1st 6850 in 2 weeks time.
No because it would still only utilize 1GB of VRAM you'd need to get a 2GB GPU to utilize 2GB of VRAM.

It wouldn't use the VRAM on both cards to make 2GB you'd still only have 1 you're best bet would be to get a 6950 or 6970.(Get a 6950 and unlock it cheaper route) Especially since two 6850's are roughly one 6970 I think this would be your best bet and route.
    
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damit, I could afford a 6950, but I don't want to wait another 45 days
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It's worth the wait.....
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Especially since two 6850's are roughly one 6970 I think this would be your best bet and route.
Wrong. 2 6850's perform much better than a single 6970. Crossfire 6850's perform at about the 5970 level.
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