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Just get 1 of these. They were on sale for $200 a few weeks ago. So maybe if you pray hard enough they'll come back on sale. It will handle 2 monitors now and when you save enough for your 3rd monitor you can buy a regular 5870 for your 2nd card, like me.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102888
That doesn't make much sense to downgrade to a previous generation, when his current card can hang with the HD6950/70. On top of that, it doesn't make further sense to pick up a regular 5870 for a second card as the majority of them only have 1GB of VRAM. When you put them in Crossfire you effectively cut your usable VRAM down to the lowest common denominator, which is 1GB.
     
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really? 6950 2GB unlock to 6970 DONE.
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That doesn't make much sense to downgrade to a previous generation, when his current card can hang with the HD6950/70. On top of that, it doesn't make further sense to pick up a regular 5870 for a second card as the majority of them only have 1GB of VRAM. When you put them in Crossfire you effectively cut your usable VRAM down to the lowest common denominator, which is 1GB.
Really? I thought it just didn't use the second cards MB only the first one??? Oh well you learn something new every day. Time to sell the XFX and buy another Eyefinity I guess.
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Really? I thought it just didn't use the second cards MB only the first one??? Oh well you learn something new every day. Time to sell the XFX and buy another Eyefinity I guess.
Yep. To make use of all 2GB, both cards have to have it or else it defaults to the slowest/lowest card.
     
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$330 for a new gtx 480 you say? Link?
    
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2X 6950 unlocked to 6970 Make sure they are 2gb Im pretty sure theres not much that can beat two 6970's cf 2GB.
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$330 for a new gtx 480 you say? Link?
Sorry, I don't see any on sale at the moment. I'll keep an eye out for you though, how does that sound?
     
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$330 for a new gtx 480 you say? Link?
not quite new but this is pretty close

and there is also a used TFII GTX480 for sale on here for 310 shipped
Edited by col musstard - 3/20/11 at 10:43pm
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