How much will i get from crossfire 6850?

im wondering how much better performance i can get with two hd 6850's instead of just one. i have a phenom x4 9950 cpu and 1 6850. i have a 650 watt ocz power supply. i want to run gmes like skyrim and bf3 at highest settings with 50 - 60 fps. i watch my cpu usage in both games and its extremely high. is that my bottleneck? or is my video card?
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  1. That's a pretty old CPU - it's a bottleneck and should be the first thing that you upgrade. I doubt you'd see much performance improvement adding another 6850 on that weak of a CPU.

    Upgrade to a sandy/ivy bridge setup (or some sort of overclocked Faildozer Bulldozer/Phenom II setup if you are a big AMD fan) and then think about upgrading your GPU :)
  2. BigMack70 said:
    That's a pretty old CPU - it's a bottleneck and should be the first thing that you upgrade. I doubt you'd see much performance improvement adding another 6850 on that weak of a CPU.

    Upgrade to a sandy/ivy bridge setup (or some sort of overclocked Faildozer Bulldozer/Phenom II setup if you are a big AMD fan) and then think about upgrading your GPU :)


    ok thanks for the reply! how much performance will i get from a new cpu? cuz the bf3 performance graph shows my cpu being dragged down alot. but so is m gpu.
  3. anyway., here you can see what difference cross fire makes for 6850

    http://www.guru3d.com/article/radeon-hd-6850-6870-crossfirex-review/7
  4. schecterplayer said:
    ok thanks for the reply! how much performance will i get from a new cpu? cuz the bf3 performance graph shows my cpu being dragged down alot. but so is m gpu.


    That depends - what resolution are you playing at and what framerates are you getting?
  5. BigMack70 said:
    That depends - what resolution are you playing at and what framerates are you getting?

    i play at full 1080p and high settings and get around 30-50 frames
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