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6950 vs 6850 CF

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Which setup would be best value?

I can get the Sapphire Radeon HD 6950 for $334 and 2 6850s for $350-370 (depending on the brand).

I'll be using a single 1080p monitor, no eyefinity.
Edited by Polymerabbit - 4/16/11 at 2:57am
 
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It depends on the resolution, but 6850 crossfire should be faster for 1080p and lower so long as crossfire doesn't run into any problems.
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I went for the 6850s in CF. It's great for the money, tbh.
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post #4 of 5
I bought my 6850s the week they came out... in september or october or whenever that was...
They still run about $350 the pair haha thats what I paid when they were brand spankin' new.
There has to be a price drop soon... 6 month mark and still same price. wait for drop and go crossfirex if your case and mobo can handle it.
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post #5 of 5
In my country, they're about the same price if you look about
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