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6950 crossfire and 700w

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January 17, 2013 5:14:19 PM

i was thinking of adding another 6950 to my pc i have used extreme calculator and thermaltake calculator and it says recommended psu wattage 479w should i go by this or just keep with 1 6950

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January 17, 2013 5:26:55 PM

700 should do it if you get a good brand name one.
January 17, 2013 5:29:22 PM

Yeah I would not recommend getting another card if you only have a 500 w power supply. I would use at least a 850w-1000w if your running two of the cards. Its better to be over your wattage instead of under obviously.
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January 17, 2013 5:30:43 PM

Sell your 6950 add $100 and you can get 7870
January 17, 2013 5:35:09 PM

maxinexus said:
Sell your 6950 add $100 and you can get 7870

This is true, if you have a 700 w you could also sell your 6950 and get the newer series card that will work just as good as crossfired x2 6950's.
January 18, 2013 1:24:09 PM

maxinexus said:

You get 10-15% performance bump @stock but when you clock it you are looking at 7950 performance

Seems like every new generation of cards steps up exponentially from the last generation, make a big difference.