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7950 or 6950 Crossfire

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November 27, 2012 11:49:40 PM

I currently have a GIGABYTE GV-R695OC 1GB video card.
My PC specs:

Intel I5-2500k overclocked to 4.6Ghz
8 Gig Ram @ 2133Ghz
Asus Maximus IV mobo
OCZ SSD

The question i have is should i upgrade to a 7950 or buy another 6950 and do a CF setup? Will the current games like Sleeping dogs, black ops 2, witcher 2, and WoW benefit from CF?

Suprisingly the price of a 6950 has not dropped, i am able to find a new or even used one for about $250. Should i just pay he extra 50-70 bucks and buy the 7950?

Has anybody upgrade from a 6950 CF setup to a 7950 and seen a performance increase? Basically, i want to play on max setting with great frame rates, i just want to know which setup will give me the best performance boost.

Thank you for your time.

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a b U Graphics card
November 30, 2012 9:16:45 AM

Although the HD 6950 CF will give you better performance, CF will give you problems like stuttering which can be irritating sometimes. It's really based on how well you tolerate such things. If you have low tolerance, you might want a 7950 and OC it to give you 6950 CF performance at a premium price or buy another 6950, which I am sure you can get for $185 somewhere.
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a b U Graphics card
November 30, 2012 11:05:07 AM

Just an fyi they no longer create 6950s so there will not be anymore and the price only goes up really...
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December 1, 2012 9:26:00 PM

I'm running the 6950 cross fired and its very good, I also play games awesome on full settings. If you can find one its worth getting. Heaven bench mark direct x 11 hit max fps of 233.8 min at 35.9 score of 3031 so ya grab one....
as for where to get it try tiger direct
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a b U Graphics card
December 1, 2012 9:30:23 PM

Well Cg 6950 would be better than single 7950.

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/HIS/HD_7950_X2_Boost...

6970 get 70 fps. 2 6950 would pass 7950.

BUT CF always has noise/heat /drivers problems.

So i suggest getting a single 7950.

You can always drop 1 later.

You want to look on Asus/Gigabyte/Sapphire brands.

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a b U Graphics card
December 1, 2012 11:46:49 PM

For the expense of buying another 6950, I would suggest the 7950. Besides, the 7950 will OC like crazy (30-40%).
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a b U Graphics card
December 2, 2012 12:02:40 AM

I've never had a problem with stuttering on my crossfire 6850s, but I'm with the guy above and you should go with a 7950
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