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Worth it to crossfire 2 6850s??

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September 15, 2011 7:21:14 PM

Hello all.

After reading up on the micro-stuttering issues with mid and lower end cards in SLI configurations, I was wondering if it would be worth it to run 2 gigabyte 6850s together.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

This is the card I currently have, and I can find the same one with a little difficulty or get the newer version:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

And if it ends up working, would my current Antec 650 W power supply be enough for two cards along with my i5 2500k?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Thanks in advance for any advice!

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September 15, 2011 7:42:52 PM

It worth it, from my point of view and some reviews and benchies, there is a slightly more punch than a GTX 580 and even (again slightly less power consumption)
Also you should consider reading this or other reviews.
http://en.inpai.com.cn/doc/enshowcont.asp?id=7938&pagei...
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September 17, 2011 7:31:49 PM

If you still care, I just decided to add a second 6850 to my setup.

I have an antec 650W and it works fine.

I am very happy with the purchase but be warned- crossfire often demands some troubleshooting and that can be annoying.
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