OK, right now, at this moment, I have a single MSI R6850 Cyclone... overclocked to 860/1100. I still wanted to go a bit overboard and get another Cyclone... but seeing how an opportunity like this showed up... I'm starting to doubt it.
Now I have two options. ATM, I have a single 6850 Cyclone. I can buy another 6850 Cyclone, or a Sapphire 6870 for $10 more. If you include the rebates, I already did my 1-limit on my current Cyclone, meaning that if I actually DO get a MIR from Sapphire, I'll save $10.
HOWEVER... I only have 1 day to decide. The $20 discount on the 6870 ends today...
doesnt the faster card downclock to meet the slower card? if so i dont see what the difference would be. unless archies are THAT different.
Correct. it has been known for this not to happen but most times the faster card downclocks to match the slower one.
I would just get another Cyclone if i was you, that way you get full MSI Afterburner suport on both cards for the best OC results.