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My wife is getting me a second 6950 (hope it's unlockable!) in the upcoming weeks. As the topic suggests, is my processor (PhenomII x3 720 @ x4/3.2 Ghz) a bottleneck for these two cards? Just wondering if the second 6950 will be wasted or not.

Thanks!

As an aside, in case the 2nd 6950 doesn't/isn't able to be unlocked, is it ok to crossfire a unlocked and locked one? Or is it best to stick it back to stock to crossfire them?
    
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It won't be "wasted", it just wont perform to it's full potential.

and yes, you can crossfire a 6970 with a 6950.
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