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6850 sli dual gpus?

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December 10, 2012 9:53:16 PM



Hi i wanted to add an extra graphics card to my system will my psu be enough here are the specs..im useing a 6850 gtx radeon atm im looking to get another one
Also? will it be worth it? how much power will i get out of the card


Psu 600 W rosewill

Fx 6100 processer

desktop mother board

1 stick of 4gb ram

1 radeon 6850 gtx looking to sli cross fire and have 2

a CD rom im useing ..i can remove if needed

7200 rpm hd 500 g


will the psu support all of this i calculated it and it said 550 can someone do the math and give me an extimate

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December 10, 2012 11:14:51 PM

6850s are awful in crossfire, you're going to have terrible micro-stuttering. I highly recommend waiting to do a full upgrade.
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December 10, 2012 11:16:47 PM

firedice said:
6850s are awful in crossfire, you're going to have terrible micro-stuttering.


I don't know how quantified that message is.
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December 10, 2012 11:18:10 PM

I went on utube and they said there awesome???? can i please have some good feeed back/ advice
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December 11, 2012 1:18:13 AM

I'm also considering this or buying the 7870, not sure of the performance gains for the Xfire config. I haven't made up my mind either.
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December 11, 2012 1:21:53 AM

gity69 said:
I'm also considering this or buying the 7870, not sure of the performance gains for the Xfire config. I haven't made up my mind either.

The 7870 is better as it will perform almost exactly the same depending on CF scaling. Best scaling scenario the CF 6850 will have a hard time overtaking an HD 7870.
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December 11, 2012 1:37:18 AM

get the 7870 hands down
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December 11, 2012 1:43:25 AM

Thanks! What would you take between a GTX660 and the 7870?
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December 11, 2012 1:45:42 AM

gity69 said:
Thanks! What would you take between a GTX660 and the 7870?

Make a new thread for god sakes
And im asking is this good? i dont have more money for another and higher end
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December 11, 2012 1:52:26 AM

Yeah you should be able to get at least $100 for the 6850 then you can afford to buy the better single card option.
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December 11, 2012 3:22:14 AM

i have 2 x 6850's, enjoy the microstutter. Sell your current card and buy a single better card. I dont notice microstuttering all the time, it is very apparent in skyrim when things drop below 60fps though. You can cap your fps to the minimum fps your getting down to to remove microstutter, but it reduces your average fps obviously.

oh, and you will be bottlenecked by your cpu anyway, fx6100's are bad for gaming. You will see some benefit by upgrading your cpu.
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December 11, 2012 6:12:44 AM

I agree with thecrowe
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a c 171 U Graphics card
December 11, 2012 8:35:22 AM

on the other hand my 6850s are up for sale on ebay i you want one lol. im only asking $85, only for sale in Australia though.
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December 11, 2012 2:44:09 PM

^good deal have fun with your single powerful gpu.... what are you getting?
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December 11, 2012 8:41:57 PM

jjb8675309 said:
^good deal have fun with your single powerful gpu.... what are you getting?

probably 7870 or maybe gtx660. leaning toward 7870 though. it seems to be nearly as powerful as 2 6850's but has more vram and no microstuttering.
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December 11, 2012 9:49:08 PM

sounds like a wise upgrade
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December 11, 2012 10:32:00 PM

another +1 for the 7870...
as a 6870 trifire user.... im saying stay the fk away lol...
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December 11, 2012 10:40:10 PM

6870s do not run in tri fire, 6870x2 +1?
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