Should I Crossfire or upgrade?

I currently have this card, but I am looking to upgrade. My question is this: Would I benefit more from getting a second 2GB 6950 or should I upgrade to a more powerful card? If the answer is upgrading, what should I upgrade to to get a significant performance boost? I run two 1080p monitors and primarily use my PC for gaming. My budget is about $500. Thanks!
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  1. Sell that card and upgrade to a single high end card (670/7970/680/7970 GHz edition) rather than crossfiring. Crossfire isn't really worth it IMO - microstutter, driver problems, more noise in your case...
  2. BigMack70 said:
    Sell that card and upgrade to a single high end card (670/7970/680/7970 GHz edition) rather than crossfiring. Crossfire isn't really worth it IMO - microstutter, driver problems, more noise in your case...


    Alright, how much should I sell it for approximately and how much of a performance boost should I see if I upgrade to a 680?
  3. $150 and don't get no expensive a** GTX 680 as it not worth the extra $100. go for a HD 7970 GHz
  4. I'm just looking to get the most bang for my buck at about $500. :p I'll wait for a few more replies before deciding. Mind giving an unbiased pros and cons list of each of the major cards?
  5. Coldfire17 said:
    I'm just looking to get the most bang for my buck at about $500. :p I'll wait for a few more replies before deciding. Mind giving an unbiased pros and cons list of each of the major cards?

    the reason i stated not to get a GTX 680 is because a GTX 670 is $100 Less and is only about 5-7% slower than the GTX 680 so its not worth the extra $100
  6. Throw in another 6950 or 6970 and you'll beat a 680. Not everyone notices microstutter, or encounters it so bad that it ruins their gaming. You'll get out quite a bit cheaper. You could wait till the next gen of cards that are going to start launching in a few months. Supposedly the "8870" will perform on par with the 7970.
  7. gamerkila57 said:
    the reason i stated not to get a GTX 680 is because a GTX 670 is $100 Less and is only about 5-7% slower than the GTX 680 so its not worth the extra $100


    Interesting! Now, how does the 670 compare to the 7970?


    Anonymous said:
    Throw in another 6950 or 6970 and you'll beat a 680. Not everyone notices microstutter, or encounters it so bad that it ruins their gaming. You'll get out quite a bit cheaper. You could wait till the next gen of cards that are going to start launching in a few months. Supposedly the "8870" will perform on par with the 7970.


    What's the performance of cross firing the 6950's vs. getting a 680 or 7970 GHz?
  8. a HD 7970 would be 5% faster and will do better at higher resolutions and overclocks pretty good ?
  9. Coldfire17 said:
    Interesting! Now, how does the 670 compare to the 7970?


    What's the performance of cross firing the 6950's vs. getting a 680 or 7970 GHz?

    a HD 6990 is a HD 6950 CFX a Dual Gpu card

    HD 6990 vs HD 7970 GHz

    http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/515?vs=618
  10. 6950s vs single 680 or 7970ghz will only lose a few FPS (in a perfect world). The single card option is always the easiest. I really suggest waiting. 6950 is still a good card. 8000 series will be out soon and 700 series will probably be pretty close behind. A lot of the current gen is rebranded cards from the last generation of cards.
  11. What I'm gathering so far is that I should either:

    1. Sell the 6950 2GB for $150 and purchase a 7970 GHz.

    OR

    2. Wait until the next gen cards come out.

    Is that pretty much correct?
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