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I'm probably going to order the sig rig today.

I will be gaming on a 1920x1080 res monitor and don't have plans or a desire to do 2-3 monitors. I play FPS games, HoN, SC2, CS 1.6.. Etc

If I decide to not go the crossfire route I'll save $50 shipping and $50 on my PSU (X-760 to a X-560). The Mobo and CPU cost the same due to price matching of the UD4 and 2500k, but the bundle gives me free shipping with the UD3P and 2500k combo.

Is it worth it to go the CFX route? or should I get 1 6950 and call it a day? My last rig had a single 5770 and from my experience it played BfBC2 pretty damn well on a 23in monitor (not sure about the res but it was probably 1920x1080).
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post #2 of 12
A 6950 unlocked to 6970 will handle BFBC2 perfectly at 1920x1080.
A single 5870 was enough for 1080 in bc2 at high settings.
I do not know how GPU intensive BF3 will be.
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i'm running cfx unlocked 6950s, and yeah one will do one screen
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Yea I was planning on unlocking shaders and OCing. Hence the Accelero Xtreme Plus

I think I'll go the single route, unless someone can convince me otherwise.
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post #5 of 12
take this chance to get two. BF3 will be amazing.
2500k gives u the chance of cfx w/o a bottleneck
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post #6 of 12
I'm running dual 6950's. To be honest, it's pretty overkill. My epeen is large though?

I was running BC2 across all 3 monitors with no problem on 1 card. 2 cards just gives for more futureproof eyefinity games. But as all we enthusiasts know, futureproof is just a concept... it's never actually practiced.
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take this chance to get two. BF3 will be amazing.
2500k gives u the chance of cfx w/o a bottleneck
Really think BF3 will have that much larger of a graphical demand that an unlocked 6950 wont be able to handle it?

If you can run 3 monitors on 1 card, I don't think id have a problem. I'm saving $115 going this route instead of the "future proofed" CFX route.
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post #8 of 12
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Originally Posted by grassh0ppa View Post
Really think BF3 will have that much larger of a graphical demand that an unlocked 6950 wont be able to handle it?

If you can run 3 monitors on 1 card, I don't think id have a problem. I'm saving $115 going this route instead of the "future proofed" CFX route.
I am a little scared for BF3 honestly..... I really like to max my games and I'm not sure if even the latest gen single GPU cards will be able to handle it. If I get the game and can't play on at least high settings I will be droppin another 570 in my sig rig and praying the SLI hack works lol
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I ran a 6970 at 1080p. It was not enough for me in the latest games. Now am on a solid 60 max out rather than dipping to the 30's!
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I ran a 6970 at 1080p. It was not enough for me in the latest games. Now am on a solid 60 max out rather than dipping to the 30's!
What games specifically were you having FPS drops in?
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