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2 Radeon HD 5850's or a single card solution?

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November 2, 2010 12:03:12 PM

I currently own a SAPPHIRE 100282SR Radeon HD 5850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP that is about a year old and I am working on building a new PC and I am wondering if it is better to spend about $260 and get a second HD 5850 and run them in Crossfire or would it be better to save the $260, sell my current card for $100 or so and buy a new single card solution?

ANy tips?

Thanks,
Chris
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November 2, 2010 12:27:02 PM

I would perfer to go with a songle card solution since not all games take advantage of XFire. I would wait for the HD 6970 to come out before making a move. Unlike the HD 5970, the HD 6970 will be a single GPU solution and the performance is expected to be between the HD 5870 and HD 5970 (being closer to the HD 5970). Only benchmarks will tell...
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November 2, 2010 2:11:05 PM

jaguarskx said:
I would perfer to go with a songle card solution since not all games take advantage of XFire. I would wait for the HD 6970 to come out before making a move. Unlike the HD 5970, the HD 6970 will be a single GPU solution and the performance is expected to be between the HD 5870 and HD 5970 (being closer to the HD 5970). Only benchmarks will tell...



Any idea on when that HD 6970 may be comign out?
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November 2, 2010 3:04:03 PM

I heard rumors of the 20th of November.
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