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crossfire 6850's vs 1 6970

post #1 of 15
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what do you guys think will yield higher fps crossfire xfx 6850s or one Power Color 6970?? what do you guys think? my board is setup to run one card 8x and 1 card at 16x
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post #2 of 15
Crossfired 6850s would run faster.. but do you have a budget or ultimate goal in mind...it would help us guide you rather than the generic CFed vs. Single
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post #3 of 15
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well the powercolor 6850's are 170 each so thats 350ish shipped, the 6970 is like 330 shipped so thats about my pricerange cant go much higher than that, they would still be faster even though they would be clocked to 8x?
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post #4 of 15
Problems with the 6950?
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Do you not already have a 6950?
    
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i threw it in a different rig lol so as of now the ffxiv rig doesnt have 1 in it
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post #7 of 15
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i think im jus gonna go with a single 6970 its just easier lol
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post #8 of 15
I'd go with one 6970; I hate dealing with CF and Catalyst...
    
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post #9 of 15
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-394-_-Product

i think this is gonna be the one right here.

or this one (itll save me like 40 bucks lol)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127554

what do you guys think would the dual fans and factory overclock on the powercolor be more beneficial?
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post #10 of 15
Out of those two, I'd go with the MSI.
    
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