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Hello Guys,
Well I want to Crossfire my Hd5850, But then I thought that I could sell my 5850 and buy two 6850.

What do you guys think would be better?
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The 6xxx cards scale better. Do it.
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The 6xxx cards scale better. Do it.
This. There's scaling issues with the 5xxx series when it comes to crossfiring. I heard there's also multi monitor flickering and all that jazz.
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It's really close http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/303?vs=302
I would go with another 5850, you can find a used one for cheap now.
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http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/302?vs=303



Might as well get another 5850, they are cheap enough.






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I'm in the same boat, but I'm thinking CF 6970's...
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The 6850 are cheaper for me.. But about the 6580 crosfireing better, I'll pick 6580 instead of having with 5850's for just a few more Frames.
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I'm in the same boat, but I'm thinking CF 6970's...
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Are you CF'ing on that 1440x900 resolution? If so, save the money and get a new monitor. I can tell you first hand as I moved up in resolution, it gets way better. I now am looking at monitors that are better than 1920x1080. I say a new monitor. Just my .02.
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Crossfiring on that monitor would be overkill. I have a 5870 and couldnt see any reason to get another, unless its just for epeen and benches. I know a 5850 is still pretty strong, so. I second the monitor.
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