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Crossfiring 6870

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January 2, 2012 9:18:46 PM

Hello,

I'm thinking about crossfiring my 6870s. Right now I have an i7-2700k 3.5ghz (havent overclocked it yet) and 8gb of ram. My monitor is 1080p, only 60hz. In BF3 i am ranging 45-75 fps. Id like to keep it above 65 at all times. I'm wondering if by crossfiring i would accomplish this. The prices on graphics cards are about to drop so I'm wonder if this is the best way to get higher fps. Thanks to anyone who helps.

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a c 181 U Graphics card
January 2, 2012 10:55:03 PM

Yes to your question. The only thing that I have read on with SLI or Crossfirex it sometimes is causes micro stuttering and nobody can really explain it. The prices could go down but with the high price with the new cards might keep up the price on the old ones. This is just a rumor.

I have a question for you. When did they come out with a i7 2700k? I have got to get out more. I am missing it.
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a b U Graphics card
January 3, 2012 12:22:18 AM

Micro-stuttering may take the subjective performance down a bit, but it'll definitely still be much better than a single card.
2700K was something like a month ago, but nobody gets it because it's hardly better than the 2600K. Even in high-end builds, though, the 2500K's almost always the right choice unless you need media performance.
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a c 181 U Graphics card
January 3, 2012 12:26:10 AM

kajabla said:
Micro-stuttering may take the subjective performance down a bit, but it'll definitely still be much better than a single card.
2700K was something like a month ago, but nobody gets it because it's hardly better than the 2600K. Even in high-end builds, though, the 2500K's almost always the right choice unless you need media performance.


Hey thankyou very much. I can always count on you to help me when I don't know something
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a b U Graphics card
January 3, 2012 12:27:31 AM

I've been using Windows for all of 9 months.
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a c 181 U Graphics card
January 3, 2012 12:46:03 AM

Wow you sure have learned a lot. Hats off to you
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January 3, 2012 5:43:09 AM

The 6870 is a mid-range piece of s**t.

Crossfired, the micro-stuttering will be unbearable, as is usually the case when you pair low-end GPU's together in CrossfireX or SLi.

I stay stick with the one, or sell it and upgrade.

Sorry.
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January 3, 2012 1:25:43 PM

My old build was 2 XFX 2 GB 6870's on an asus m4a79xtd-evo with a 1090t oc'd to 3.8 ghz and I never had any problems with microstuttering. The system ran everything I threw at it on max settings and I only upgraded because I wanted something that would put out less heat (it made my studio apartment feel like a sauna).
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January 3, 2012 3:26:12 PM

cjk813 said:
My old build was 2 XFX 2 GB 6870's on an asus m4a79xtd-evo with a 1090t oc'd to 3.8 ghz and I never had any problems with microstuttering. The system ran everything I threw at it on max settings and I only upgraded because I wanted something that would put out less heat (it made my studio apartment feel like a sauna).


I'd like to see it handle BF3 on ultra @ 60fps.

And your Motherboard had dual x8 PCIe connectors. With mid-range cards in dual x8, especially with high frame rates (you said it maxed everything), micro-stuttering can be less of an issue.

Plus XFX is an awesome brand.

To be honest, 6870X2 isn't all that powerful, anymore. Hell, even my 6970X2 setup will be shite in 2 years.

I would recommend selling and saving for the 7970.
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