Hello, which of these set ups would be better for gaming?
Saphire 5850 Toxic 2gb Crossfire.
Other cards I am considering are 6950 2GB, or 5870 1GB crossfire.
I will be gaming at 1080p, want to be future proof and play games such as Crysis with loads of texture mods.
couple of things to think about. first, i had to upgrade from a 1gig 5850 because there wasn't enough vram to run my games without various problems. even a slightly older MSI GTX260 Lightning played everything better because of the extra ram. if i had the 2gig model ( 5850 ) i wouldn't have needed to upgrade ( down grade ) so soon.......... however, it's a moot point because the newer games, BBC2 for example, and probably Crysis2 with the new DX11 patch will need a better card with different architecture to handle tessellation better. this is where your other choice comes in. the 6950 2gig card. best "midrange" card i ever owned. plays everything totally maxed out at 1920x1200 without any kind of problem. want something for "future" proofing ( no such thing ), that or better would be the choice to make IMO. cross firing those older cards look good on paper but do have their limitations.