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Hey mates, its been asked many times, but not in a while that I have seen. The 69s are out. I don't have the cash for a 6990..700 is a bit much lol.

I have an XFX 6870, was building my computer right when it came out and the benches vs fermi looked nice. As far as I can tell crossfired 6xxx perform pretty decently.

Anyway my 3rd monitor with adapters will be here tomorrow so I can start playing games in eyefinity, however I am worried that my single 6870 will not be able to hack it. I can play about everything at high or very high comfortably right now, but I have a feeling tripling my resolution will end that lol.

Am I safe buying another 6870? I've got my CPU at 3.650gHz and my RAM at 1738mhz so I can push those both higher, how well does the 6870 OC?
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Not sure how well a 6870 overclocks, but I do know that running CF will help you out especially with the higher res you will be playing at. I say it would be a worthy investment, depending on the price of the second card you are getting of course.
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They are almost all under 200 these days. Its the saphire for 189. I'm trying to get one on ebay for 130 though lol.

I have mine currently at 1000/1200 core/mem (stock is 900/1050) so its a good overclocker. Might be putting it under water shortly so I can squeeze more out of it $$
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