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I'm not really looking into price now more than performance (Can't afford more than a 6970 now tho), I'm pretty sure a 2x6850s can perform much better than a 6970, but will the x4 PCI-e/Phenom bottleneck make a 6970 better?
the bottle neck will exist, it existed on my 1090t with my 6970's but you can go with 1 6950 then flash it to a 6970 bios and it will be more than fine. but like the person above you said grab the 2gb version or else you wont be able to flash it.
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http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/302?vs=292
The difference between 6850 xfire and 6970.

However the 4x PCIe slot will probably lead to some bottlenecking.
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I'm not really looking into price now more than performance (Can't afford more than a 6970 now tho), I'm pretty sure a 2x6850s can perform much better than a 6970, but will the x4 PCI-e/Phenom bottleneck make a 6970 better?
see,everyone is agreeing with me,
trust me,get a hd6950 2gb & unlock it,u'll be delighted
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But I don't think a 6850 is meant for being High End, also, I guess a 85% of the dual 6850 is not bad at all since these scale around 90-95% in most games , that is about +80% performance over a single 6850. Anyone for bottleneck benchmarks?

My bad I thought I read 6950's, man I need to slow down and actually read the stuff I am reading.

I still think you may run into a small bottleneck but not anything really noticeable.

I would be more worried about the x4 pci slot bottleneck
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