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I have been considering selling both my 5850s and getting a single 6XXX card (6850 through 6970). I though about getting the 6970 but I am not really sure that i need that much power (and i dont really want to spend ~$350) though I don't want to take a large step backwards and get a 6850 (though the price is the best). I wanted to see if anyone could help me out. all i need the card to do is play the FPS games i play (COD, Crysis, BFBC II) at 1920x1080 and i dont really care much for benchmarks. I dont expect to crossfire again either... Thanks everyone.
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Are you just wanting something new, or are you wanting to get out of the multi-card setup issues that pop up?
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Originally Posted by Skripka View Post
Are you just wanting something new, or are you wanting to get out of the multi-card setup issues that pop up?
I think its mostly wanting something new. I havent experienced too many xfire issues.
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6950 will be your sweet spot in my opinion. $260 after MIR at newegg and Amazon. If you are lucky, you may get a version 1 HIS or Saphire that can be unlocked to 6970 shaders or even full 6970 BIOS if you like.
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