So i am debating buying a pair of radeon 6850's to go in crossfire for a couple reasons:
1. I have a buyer for my gtx 465, so a pair of refurbished 6850's will only cost me 100 bucks.
2. My system is compatible with dual 6850's, i didnt purpose build for crossfire but it turns out dual 6850's will work. (motherboard, power supply is enough)
I am basically posting here to avoid any potential head aches caused by this technology. I have heard of alt tabbing issues with windowed fullscreen and crossfire, is this true? I alt tab a LOT and this alone would be a deal breaker for me. If anyone has experienced crossfire+WoW id love to hear what you think of it (even better if you used 6850's). Any insight appreciated.
Found this on another Thread
He mentions his 6850 X-Fire there
my 660 runs skyrim with hi res texture pack on ultra settings 1080p keeping a the 60fps vsync cap pretty solidly. i used to have 6850 crossfire and in spots where the crossfire setup would dip to 40 fps and run jerkily, the 660 maintains 60 fps solid
Well like i said i already have a gtx 465 and it is on par or better than a single 6850, but ive never built a multi GPU system and it turns out my PSU and motherboard support dual 6850's. Im not interested in buying a single 6850.
If i were to buy a single card i would likely go with a gtx 660ti, but i am itching to try a multi gpu setup, even tho ive heard horror stories it sounds fun to tinker with lol.
Just like to add, yes i know AMD suggests 600w for a crossfire 7850 setup but ive read two reviews and 7850xfire will only be around 450w, im more worried about 7850 amp draw (which i cannot find anywhere on the internet lol)