I own a desktop with the following components:
C2D Quad 6600
Asus maximus formula x38
8GB DDR2 800MHz
I had a ATI 4870X2 I bought second hand on eBay but it went kaput a couple of months ago. With the approach of the release date for Mass Effect 3 I decided to buy a new graphic card to replace it. I play mainly at 1080p so my question is whether is better to invest in 2x6850 in a crossfire setup or just take the single card route with a 6950 1GB version?
Why dont you just keep your 4870x2?
I dont think think You'll have any problems maxing out Mass Effect 3 with it.
And if you still want to upgrade it will be better to just wait for AMD 78xx series.
Like I said on the OP the 4870x2 went kaput it no longer shows an image on the screen with the message VGA BIOS being displayed on the board LCD. I guess I will have to wait until the new AMD become available then