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Crossfire 6850 or 6950?

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July 19, 2012 10:00:15 AM

Should I crossfire the 6850 I have or sell it and buy a 6950?

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July 19, 2012 10:07:37 AM

Well I guess since you have one already CF would be easier, but its gonna eat alot of power. Whats your PSU?
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July 19, 2012 10:20:51 AM

claysm said:
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/302?vs=293

The dual 6850's is the more powerful combination, but I would take the 6950, just so I wouldn't have to deal with a dual card setup.


If you do go with the 6950, make sure its at a good price, otherwise its not worth it over the 7870 which just had a price drop. ;-)

Pop around the benchmarks, see what prices you would be buying at, and start to form your decision.
July 19, 2012 10:28:57 AM

Well you currently have a more fundamental problem, in that your power supply only has
1x6 pin and 1x6+2 pin power connector. So dual GPU solutions might be hard without some molex adapters.

But yeah I would definitely sell the 6850, save a little, and get the 7870.
July 19, 2012 10:38:02 AM

The graphics card i have is an msi 6850 cyclone edition. Powered with a single 6pin
July 19, 2012 10:41:50 AM

Well then I retract my earlier statement. I was thinking about using dual 6950's for some reason. But still, get a 7870 :p .
July 19, 2012 10:49:29 AM

K I'll look into it

I have a friend who's considering doing a build soon so I'll probably just sell him my 6850.

If decides not to do a build I'll just crossfire my 6850... I live in the middle of nowhere/farmland etc.. so selling it on craigslist or whatever in my area will be impossible
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