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Anyone have experience with crossfire + WoW?

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January 7, 2013 6:08:25 AM

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.
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January 7, 2013 6:17:58 AM

I have experience with SLi and world of warcraft it runs fine. I would say though that you are better off buying one card rather then 2. What would your budget be if you were to go with one card.
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January 7, 2013 6:20:23 AM

Found this on another Thread
He mentions his 6850 X-Fire there ;) 

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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
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January 7, 2013 6:26:02 AM

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.

I have another thread open on the power supply forum asking about crossfire 7850's, i would go that route before the 6850's but im not 100% sure my power supply is up to snuff (i know it is for 6850's tho). My power supply:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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January 7, 2013 6:28:16 AM

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)
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January 7, 2013 6:31:37 AM

It looks nice to have trust me I had two 560Ti's but decided to upgrade and it was smoother doing so I went with a 670. I would stick to a single GPU.

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January 7, 2013 6:56:40 AM

Anyone else that has experience with crossfire, not saying the SLI comments arent valid its just that id like to hear from some crossfire folks.
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