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Crossfire vs Single Card for $300?

Just wanted to see some comparisons. I have heard that dual 6870s can ALMOST match a single 7950. Is this true? (Or at least any other xfire/sli for the same price)
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    5970=About the performance of a 7870.

    So, literally yes. But You shouldn't do that. 1 6870 costs $170, the same as the lowest of 1GB 7850's prices and 2 6870 means $340. Which means $20 more than the 7950 itself. Plus, You also have hassles and issues with Crossfire. Like Micro-Stuttering, Games don't support crossfire, Driver Problems, Temperature Problems, High Power consumption, etc.

    So, Only crossfire only when you have a 6870 with you and only got $170 to spend. Otherwise, no.
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  4. refillable said:
    http://tpucdn.com/reviews/ATI/Radeon_HD_6870_CrossFire/images/perfrel_1920.gif

    5970=About the performance of a 7870.

    So, literally yes. But You shouldn't do that. 1 6870 costs $170, the same as the lowest of 1GB 7850's prices and 2 6870 means $340. Which means $20 more than the 7950 itself. Plus, You also have hassles and issues with Crossfire. Like Micro-Stuttering, Games don't support crossfire, Driver Problems, Temperature Problems, High Power consumption, etc.

    So, Only crossfire only when you have a 6870 with you and only got $170 to spend. Otherwise, no.


    So for my ~$300 GPU budget, I am guessing you will recommend the 7950? Otherwise the GTX 570, 660 ti, and the various VRAM versions of each. Would mostly use my new build for gaming.
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