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Hey guys ive decided upon all my other components but i cannot make my mind up for the gcards. Is it worth spending the extra to buy 6870's? In reviews they seem to outperform the 6850's by a hefty amount. Cheers,
 

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What resolution do you play at?
 

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What resolution do you play at?

1600x900 atm ill prob get a new monitor in 6 months which will to 1080p.
 

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This is a good review
http://www.widescreengamingforum.com/wiki/AMD_Radeon_6970_6950_-_Featured_Review_Page_4

It depends on the price. From what I see the 6850 seems to go for about $190 on average and the 6870 seems to go for about $240. The 6850cf will play any game and run on less power.

However, for about 100 more you get more. Plus you can get ref 6870's and there are no 6850 ref cards, at least in the USA. That may not matter to you though.
 

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why not a single card like a 570 or 580?
 

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why not a single card like a 570 or 580?
Well the thing is that I'll get more performance with dual and yes i have worked with dual before so i know what issues i may face.
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6950 --> unlocked 6970
I personally hate the 6900 series, even if i got one for free id sell it.
 

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I personally hate the 6900 series, even if i got one for free id sell it.
What logical reasons do you have for hating the 69XX series. They fit in perfectly in the performance per dollar ladder. There is no reason to dislike a videocard that performs well- 6970s and 6950s are better buys if you game at high resolutions or use tri-monitor setups.

Just get a single GTX 570 if you plan on getting a 1080p monitor. The 580 isn't worth the extra money at that resolution, the 570 will max everything out, and you won't have any of the hassles that can come with multi-GPU setups like the 6850 or 6870 CFX. While crossfiring 2 cards certainly looks cool, it's not worth it at 1080p for the possible hassles.

If you are dead set on CFX (which is silly) 2 6850s are all you need for 1080p.
 

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Well the thing is that I'll get more performance with dual and yes i have worked with dual before so i know what issues i may face.

I personally hate the 6900 series, even if i got one for free id sell it.
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please explain

whatever, dual cards is your choice. I would probably go with the 6850s then
 

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What logical reasons do you have for hating the 69XX series. They fit in perfectly in the performance per dollar ladder. There is no reason to dislike a videocard that performs well- 6970s and 6950s are better buys if you game at high resolutions or use tri-monitor setups.

Just get a single GTX 570 if you plan on getting a 1080p monitor. The 580 isn't worth the extra money at that resolution, the 570 will max everything out, and you won't have any of the hassles that can come with multi-GPU setups like the 6850 or 6870 CFX. While crossfiring 2 cards certainly looks cool, it's not worth it at 1080p for the possible hassles.

If you are dead set on CFX (which is silly) 2 6850s are all you need for 1080p.
hmm mayb in the usa they do but from where i live they are the same price as the gtx 480's which is roughly $500 :O Im not too keen on spending that much on something that can barely surpass the 5870 cause i can get 5870's for almost half the price
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Well any other suggestions? So looks like its between the 570 and 6850 crossfire by the looks of it. I know I'll get much more performance with the 6850's but the 570 is a single card which means less setup hassle.
 

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then get 5870(s)?
I can get the 6850's for cheaper tho and they are roughly the same. Also my hx650 prob wnt handle the 5870's very well

More info on the pc
looking at getting ..

i5 2500k
asus p8p67-m
4gb ddr3 ripjaws x 1600mhz
hx650
spinpoint f3 1tb
Unknown graphics card :/
 
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