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October 25, 2011 12:11:13 AM

6870's ? 6950's ? What do you guys think is the best card for xfire with the new low prices like 6870's going for 150 and 6950's for 210 and etc.

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a c 1367 U Graphics card
October 25, 2011 12:24:35 AM

I personally think CF is pointless until HD6950 2GB and then for multimonitor Eyefiniti setups!
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a b U Graphics card
October 25, 2011 12:33:10 AM

I assume you are asking which offers better value between CF 6870 and CF 1GB 6950?

Here is a comparison: http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/301?vs=299

Clearly better performance from the 6950's but does come at a cost. IMO if you are only running a single monitor @ 1920x1200 or below CF 6870's offer better bang for your buck.
a c 1367 U Graphics card
October 25, 2011 12:34:46 AM

I will make an exception for extreme 30" resolution of 2560x1600. Most people have single monitors at 1080p or less. A single GTX560ti or HD6950 1GB handle those apart from 1 or 2 games just fine, those GPU's can be had for $200 after MIR.
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a b U Graphics card
October 25, 2011 12:35:47 AM

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I personally think CF is pointless until HD6950 2GB and then for multimonitor Eyefiniti setups!


This comment is pointless, +1 to mid-highgfx.
October 25, 2011 12:36:36 AM

the 6950's in crossfire are just so gorgeous...and thats with stock speed <3
October 25, 2011 12:41:39 AM

How do you guys feel about gaming with three 24" monitors? It would save moneyz ^^
a b U Graphics card
October 25, 2011 3:19:18 AM

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Not in favor of the HD6870 but just one article!

That article does not favor a 1GB 6950 over a 6870 or vice versa, it does however provide a good insight into the issue of micro-stuttering.

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How do you guys feel about gaming with three 24" monitors? It would save moneyz ^^

I don't understand sorry, it will save moneyz?
a b U Graphics card
October 25, 2011 3:50:17 AM

most cards that have 2gb onboard wont get used fully until you start working with resolutions above 1080P

Crossfire performance of 2x 1gb 6950's vs 2x 2gb 6950's will be almost identicle UNTIL you start going above 1080P (either using eyefinity or a large hi-rez LCD panel)

So if your going to stick to 1080P gaming then i'd reccomend 1gb cards.

ONLY YOUR WALLET CAN TELL YOU IF ITS WORTH THE EXTRA TO GO FROM 6870s' to 6950's

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