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So, i once had 5850 CF but i saw a little stutter with them and they did not scale well. I moved to 470 sli GTX and the frame rate was great, however i had to most terrible stuttering issues like some others. In sli mode, the stutter was so bad in every game, i moved to a single 5870. Not enough frame rate max out. Moved to 6970. fps getting better, but i really want a second 6970 to help power the next set of new releases.

Given my not so good history, will i see an issue with 2 of these cards in CF?
I would love to hear other 6970 users experiences and 6950 CF users too.

When a game is first released, will CF work to a good standard even before drivers/patches ect?

Thanks guy's!
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Id say get one , orrrr you could wait like me for the 6990 .. Dual gpu card , dont have to worry about xfire issues .

I cant xfire on my board 16x 4x otherwise id have 2 unlocked 6950's but it aint worth it , so i have my heart set on the 6990 for future releases .

U worried from ur performance in crysis 2 ? thats normal , people exagerate so dont think ur rig is under performing .. It will still play all the new games on high/max settings .
    
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Id say get one , orrrr you could wait like me for the 6990 .. Dual gpu card , dont have to worry about xfire issues .

I cant xfire on my board 16x 4x otherwise id have 2 unlocked 6950's but it aint worth it , so i have my heart set on the 6990 for future releases .

U worried from ur performance in crysis 2 ? thats normal , people exagerate so dont think ur rig is under performing .. It will still play all the new games on high/max settings .
But the 6990 is still CF, just under one PCB. Anyway a 6990 would not fit in my current case and i don't wanna run caseless and i can't afford a larger case.
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fair enough , id say yes then .. get another , why not ? xfire scaling is pretty good on these cards .
    
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fair enough , id say yes then .. get another , why not ? xfire scaling is pretty good on these cards .
Am i right about the CF in one PCB. exact same issues can still happen. btw, why not? I will tell ya why, read my past with dual setups. I said i would never do it again. But i need moar fps!
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If you want the absolute best single-card performance without the issues of SLI/XFire, get a GTX 580. expensive, but it gets the job done.
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I've wondered this, but look at my fermi past. the 470 on it's own stuttered. People on OCN have issues with the GTX580 on it's own micro stuttering. These things are a worrie to me.
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"I stabbed myself in the arm 3 times, and each time it hurt. Shall I do it again just to check?"

That's basically what you are asking, just be satisfied with what you have.
    
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i need moar fps!
sameee!!! 6990 i dont think its classified as cfire ? if the 5970 isnt i assume neither is this ..
    
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My unlocked 6950's are perfect. I'm not sure what issues exactly people are having but I haven't had a single one with any games I've played (mafia2,Bc2,L4D2, Crysis:W etc). They're even oc'd to 1000/1475 @ 1.31V. Scaling has been very dependant on the game but overall above 85-90% with the latest drivers.

Here's some 3dmark11 scores. 8x/8x
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