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what if i Xfire another 6870 with my current one wouldnt the memory/performance stack?

so would it be like 2gb of video memory?
 

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Memory wont stack. You only use the RAM of 1 card.

I would go with the 6950 with the option to crossfire later.
 

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Get 2 6950's. If you have a micro center around you, they have them for $200 after rebate. Link

Edit - I just picked one up, the shaders unlocked, and oc'd at 930/1375/1.17v.

Edit - I saw you were considering 1 6950, which makes much more sense. In that case, just get one.
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I would get the Sapphire 6950 2GB (friend had one last month), has a chance to unlock shaders (free boost) but even if you aren't able to the card is still good for the price, other brands also have chance to unlock but I wouldn't buy solely in hopes of unlocking, its just there as say an added bonus. You could also look at buying one from forums, I've seen 6950/70s go as low as $220-250 and going down. But overall additional vram helps with eyefinity.
 

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you could go 6870 2gb ram as your main card but the price is close to a 6950 and I'm not sure if you would get the 2gb of ram with a 1gbram card as your other card. Probably better off selling the card you have and getting a single 6950/6970 or waiting for the other 7 series cards coming out very soon.(next week from whet I read)
 
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