one of my mates has got 2 6850's in Crossfire and he says the performance is great just remember what El Tigre said, not all games support crossfire and SLI. If you just going to play games rather get a single powerful card.
I don't have one yet. I'm going to build a computer. I'll pick one up now, one
during cyber Monday. So what are your thoughts on the card? Its only 119$, is it because it's nerfed or somthing?
It has good reviews overall. That's a good deal, just know that they are phasing them out so they may not be around Cyber Monday. If you can, I would save up for a more powerful single card and be happy with it for a while.
I have a very similar system, the only difference is I have HD 6870's in CF and I have 16GB of RAM (not relevant). I hardly notice micro suttering at all and it performs very well. The only issue I've ran into just recently is being limited by 1GB VRAM, but the only game that I play that eats up Vram is BF3 and I can still run on very high/ultra custom settings.
i have two, no microstuttering. mine are the asus version, one card runs hotter about 55 c the other in the 45 range. i get 60-110 fps in swtor. if i was buying now i would go with 7850 but i think you would be happy. i built a system recently with a i5-2400 asrock z68 gen 3 and a 6850 he gets 70 fps in swtor.