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xfire 6850 or 6970

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Hi guys,

I have a gigabyte 6850 at the moment and was wondering if i should buy another 6850 and crossfire them or get a 6970?
Will the 6970 give me a massive difference in performance than crossfiring 2 6850's?
The cost of another 6850 is nothing in comparison to a brand new 6970 though and that is the problem.I will be saving up nonetheless.(got a job interview on thursday)

so share your opinions!

Thanks for the replies!
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I would go for a second 6850.

but single card set-up is always preferable. also more Vram is always better if you ever want to go eyefinity or higher than 1200p .
    
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I did the same with a 6870 works well, for most games 'sept Crysis 2 (fixed).
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Single card is always better than dual card. I have previously owned 6850 crossfire, and while the performance in benchmarks and some games was really good, it wasn't worth the extra problems.
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cheers guys, I probably will crossfire but then again i play crysis so i might consider the 6970 if the price drops. appreciate the advice.
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