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CF 4850s vs single 6950

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February 28, 2011 2:52:15 AM

I cant seem to find many charts that compare graphics cards this many generations apart. I want to know how crossfire 512mb 4850's stack up to a single 6950 2GB. Would there be a noticeable difference?

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February 28, 2011 2:58:00 AM

2 4870s performs very similarly to a 5870, which would put 2 4850s close to a 5850, which is slightly below a 6950, but since they are only 512MB 4850s they will take a slight hit due to less vram at high resolutions so a single 6950 would be better but not a ton.
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February 28, 2011 3:07:37 AM

not to mention that 1 6950 will put out less heat and require less power than 2 4850's. add in better tessellation and DX11 support and it makes 2 4850's a tough sell.
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February 28, 2011 3:11:51 AM

Well I currently have the 4850's and was planning on spending my cash on crossfire 6850's but I recently purchased Cataclysm, and knowing that I will see at best 30% increased performance out of the CF I was thinking of getting a better single card now and buying a second one in 8-12 months. I am expecting the jump to be huge from the 4850s to the 6950 for WoW, but hoping the performance will stay about equal in Crysis.
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February 28, 2011 5:06:36 AM

Best answer selected by dmcclelland1.
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