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which would be a better choice?crossfiring 2 5450s (1GB) or getting just one 6850(1GB)?
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6850 will be faster plus it leaves a HUGE upgrade path for the future. 68xx series scale like monsters.
 
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Originally Posted by Lord Xeb View Post
6850 will be faster plus it leaves a HUGE upgrade path for the future. 68xx series scale like monsters.
What he said. Get one now and maybe another down the road if you find you need more GPU power. Also with just 1 card there will be less heat and you won't have to worry about any problems that may arise from xfire.
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5450's don't have crossfire fingers. Anyway, 6850 is much better.
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6850...hands down
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Riou View Post
5450's don't have crossfire fingers. Anyway, 6850 is much better.
They crossfire through PCIe bro.
 
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post #8 of 13
Everyone will say to get the faster single card now and crossfire it later.
They always do.
And then, when the 6000 series card is showing a little age, regardless of it's ability to play games, they will say to get a single 7000 series card and crossfire that later.
Get what you can afford, and look to benches for solid numbers, not based on opinion or "futureproofing" theories.
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5450s will struggle to play anything besides WarRock.
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5450 is bad, its about 1/3 performance of 4670, 4670 is about 3/4 performance of my card, and my card is about 1/2 or less performance of a 6850. Get a calculator.
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