How good would be 2 6850's crossfired?

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foshizz

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I decided between a 6870 and a 6850 that I'd go with a 6850. When thanksgiving/cyber Monday rolls around I'm going to pick up a Samsung 830, and probably a video card aswell.

What I'm wondering is what would 2 6850's crossfired be equivalent to? I know 6870's are much better, but for a 50$ difference the performance increase in my opinion is negated.
 

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The HD 6850 CF would perform as good as a GTX 580 in most situations at 1080p (Some games do not scale well with CF/SLI)

Here is a review if you want to see how it would perform with various games. :)

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/ATI/Radeon_HD_6850_CrossFire/
 

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one of my mates has got 2 6850's in Crossfire and he says the performance is great just remember what El Tigre said, not all games support crossfire and SLI. If you just going to play games rather get a single powerful card.
 

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I don't have one yet. I'm going to build a computer. I'll pick one up now, one
during cyber Monday. So what are your thoughts on the card? Its only 119$, is it because it's nerfed or somthing?
 

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It has good reviews overall. That's a good deal, just know that they are phasing them out so they may not be around Cyber Monday. If you can, I would save up for a more powerful single card and be happy with it for a while.
 

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http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/362581-15-risk-taking

Another topic about HD 6850 CF .

Where rage33 said :

I have a very similar system, the only difference is I have HD 6870's in CF and I have 16GB of RAM (not relevant). I hardly notice micro suttering at all and it performs very well. The only issue I've ran into just recently is being limited by 1GB VRAM, but the only game that I play that eats up Vram is BF3 and I can still run on very high/ultra custom settings.


So go for it !
 
i have two, no microstuttering. mine are the asus version, one card runs hotter about 55 c the other in the 45 range. i get 60-110 fps in swtor. if i was buying now i would go with 7850 but i think you would be happy. i built a system recently with a i5-2400 asrock z68 gen 3 and a 6850 he gets 70 fps in swtor.
 
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