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Hello fellow OCNers
I have a dilemma here Is it worth it to get second 6970 for crossfire.
I want to know how well it works , for example do all games support it without any hustle? Do i actually gain 100% extra FPS

ex. Im running crysis 1 right now on everything maxed out with mods at 40 fps will i be seeing 80 fps if i get second 6970? Is it "future proof", how long will 2x 6970 last with everything maxed out?The 7k series should be coming in half a year >_>

About power consumption , lets say my second 6970 is sitting idle will it be using as much electricity as main one?
Overall what should i know about crossfire?

Here is one about physx
I have a 9500GT 1GB edition sitting idle in my old rig, would this card be good for "high" settings physx ? Would setting up physx sole card damage my fps in any way?Is it worthwhile ?

Also is there a bottle neck for amount of GPU mem you can have? Lets assume i go quad fire with 6970, thats 8 GB of mem right there. Is there a limit like for RAM ?

>_> now thats a lot of questions sorry i had this mess going on in my head for quite a while >_<
Kudos to OCN for being here when we need help
Edited by StormXLR - 4/17/11 at 8:43am
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Let me just say, i have had some of the worst possible experiences with Crossfire and SLI. Thank the lord i chosen to get another 6970! Full x2 scaling and extreme smooth performance, low temps, good overclocking, very quite. Just brilliant!
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Let me just say, i have had some of the worst possible experiences with Crossfire and SLI. Thank the lord i chosen to get another 6970! Full x2 scaling and extreme smooth performance, low temps, good overclocking, very quite. Just brilliant!
Alright, but that doesn't really answer any of my question...
But still thanks...
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Why no one wants to answer my simple questions T_T
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