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2 6850s xfire or 1 single higher card?

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May 10, 2012 8:20:09 AM

Okay guys im kinda in a toss up right now. Im deciding whether i want to go with two in a xfire config. Or a higher end single card. I run with two monitors with a motherboard. Power supply is 700w so i feel like power consumption isnt an issue. The game ill be throwing at them most is guild wars 2 and diablo 3. I do NOT wanna spend over 300 on the cards. Would i get better performance hands down with which of the two choices?

Other specs...
16 gb ddr3 ram g.skill
500gb caviar black.
Fx-4100 3.6Ghz quad core cpu
Cpu liquid cooled overclocked to 4.0 ghz

Throw me a bone here guys lol

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May 10, 2012 8:32:42 AM

you should go with single high end gpu which is always the better way.:) 

the hd 6850 in cf causes some micro stuttering and theris some of driver issues and some games doesnt support cf setup so go with single high end gpu.:) 

get this single hd 7850 it can play all games on 1080p with max settings with some aa it is somewhat better then gtx 560ti if you overclock it it can reach up to gtx 570 level its an very good overclocking card + this one is gigabbyte one its factory oced also you can oc it more its cooling is very nice and gives nice performance when compared to the price.:)

review and benchmarks.:)


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May 10, 2012 12:21:57 PM

When you run two cards you will get micro-stuttering and it will draw way more power than one higher-end card.

The only reason you want to have 2 cards, is if you have a mid-level card and want to buy another because you are on a budget. Or if you are using 2 of the highest end cards because you are an uber cool gamer ^.^

I would suggest the 7850 and then overclock it a little. Really any top-10 tier card will be fine with D3. Look for ASUS, MSI, Sapphire.
May 10, 2012 2:59:17 PM

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