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In that case will the 6950 work for now? and then with crossfire in the future will dual 6950's support games for at least a few years?

I plan on running at 5760 x 1080 with (2x-4x)AA.

I also only have a 650w PSU which I think should be enough for dual 6950's...
i would say 650w is pushing ur dual 6950 if you bought it. i would recommand at least 750 for two 6950 thats definitely safe.
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AMD! just because u want 3 monitors otherwise nvidia!
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If you use some crappy cheap old 1280 x 1024 monitors a single budget ATI will suffice, but if you want to run new games @ triple wide 5760 x 1080 you have to spend up some serious $$.
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post #54 of 58
If you have a high quality 650watt it should push the 6950 pretty good. but that is pretty much the edge of your psu's output.

OP can you fill out your system specs in the user control panel.

I know my 650 would push two cards no problem. But this PSU is also underrated. So if you have a high quality PSU then you are fine.
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but rather then facing the risk of pushing the edge of ur psu you should just get a decent 750W like the corsair TX750 v2 or the HX750W they both have pretty good reviews. Antec TP is pretty good too.
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Eyefinity = budget 720p gamer, nVSurround = extreme 1080p gamer.
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@Heret|c... I was leaning towards Nvidia at first, however, on every benchmark I've looked at the AMD cards get quite a bit more FPS at high resolutions. From my understanding they scale in Crossfire much better than the Nvidia cards do in SLI...? I'm really not looking for biased opinions, and at this point, after looking at numerous benchmarks, Nvidia is out of the question.

I have a seasonic 650w x series PSU which should be sufficient for Crossfire on 6950's but I would definately need to upgrade if I went with 6970's. I'll update my other specs in the CP.

I'm about pretty much set on getting the "Msi 6950 Frozr III" or the "Msi 6970 Lightning" and then going dual in about a month or so...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127575

or

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127581

I like the fact that they are quieter and provide better cooling for higher OC'ing. Only downside, no back plate.

I figure playing at lower settings for now is fine as long as I can get playable FPS on the games I play the most... (Black Ops, BFBC2)
Edited by SHMaRiM - 4/14/11 at 9:12pm
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post #58 of 58
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I ended up purchasing the MSI Twin Frozr III 6950

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127575

I don't necessarily care about unlocking the extra shaders and would rather overclock. Figured I'd be better off with an after market cooler when I throw in an additional card due to the high heat of the AMD cards. Plus the red stripes on the reference cards throws off the look of my entire case.

I couldn't justify spending $100 more for the MSI Lightning 6970 and $100 more to go crossfire. Plus I'd have to upgrade my PSU when I went crossfire, costing me around $350 more altogether...
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