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Crossfire 6970's or Single GTX 680 for Surround/Eyefinity

I need some advice on my graphics system. Currently, I'm using an Eyefinity set-up (5760x1080) on a single HD6970. As you can probably guess I have to tone down my graphics settings in most games (BF3, Just Cause 2, etc.) to get playable framerates. I'd like to be able to run my games at higher settings in 5760x1080, while still getting playable FPS. To that end, I'm planning on upgrading my GPU. I'm considering two options:

(1) Buy a second HD6970 for Crossfire.
(2) Sell my HD6970 and buy a single GTX 680.

I'd like to maximize my FPS gain /per $. But at the same time don't want to run into crippling stuttering or driver problems.

As far as I can tell, the Crossfire option would give higher FPS but could introduce driver and stuttering problems that buying the GTX680 would not.

Currently I have:
i5-2500K @ 4.5gHz on Z68
850W Seasonic PSU
8 GB RAM
3 Acer 23" 1080p monitors

Any helpful advice or opinions would be appreciated.
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  1. A single GTX 680 or a HD 7970 would do. I'd take either one of them.
    Here's a HD 7970 for $460 after rebate.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102982

    GTX 680 (out of stock)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127671
    For $500.
    There's a $40 gap between the two though.

    GTX 680 review with benches from HD 7970
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gtx-680-review-benchmark,3161.html
  2. I think crossfire would be better, you will save more money :).
  3. 6970 CF!
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