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 LATEST TOPICS |  FORUMS » VIDEO CARDS » CROSSFIRE MY HD 6950 OR JUST GET A 7950?...
Subject: Crossfire my HD 6950 or just get a 7950?
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tekninja Jan 31, 2013 01:18 PM Reply | Bookmark
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Hey guys, just wondering if i should crossfire my hd 6950 for less or just upgrade to a new card, 7950 or similar.

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Pawtucket Jan 31, 2013 02:23 PM Reply | Bookmark
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I have crossfire 6970s and they dominate anything i've thrown at them (haven't tried Crysis 3 mind you). 6950s are not far behind the 6970s...

Depends I guess on the cost. I would get a used 6950 and CFX it

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Tech Illiterate Jan 31, 2013 02:38 PM Reply | Bookmark
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I would get a 6950 CrossFire setup, it beats the 7970 in terms of performance.

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Clucker Jan 31, 2013 05:09 PM Reply | Bookmark
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depends. If your 6950s are the 2GB version, then I guess you could do it. However, I'd upgrade if you have the 1GB version.

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tekninja Feb 02, 2013 04:43 AM Reply | Bookmark
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yeah, it's a 2GB one maybe i'll try out xfire.

So can i get ANY 2gb 6950 regardless of the manufacturer etc.. and it will work ?

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Johnan P Feb 02, 2013 05:23 AM Reply | Bookmark
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Crossfire would give you better performance, until you want to plug your old card to some other PC.. http://greenavis.com/

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tekninja Feb 02, 2013 06:47 AM Reply | Bookmark
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i don't get it ?

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Sir Nerdalot Feb 02, 2013 07:07 AM Reply | Bookmark
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I have 2 6950 2GB in crossfire.

One thing you should be aware of with crossfire is not all games support it.. Most popular games do but often it's added as an after thought.

With a single card you never have this issue.

Having said that, the 6950's scale well and I can play most games with pretty high settings on a 30" monitor at 2560 x 1600 resolution.

Looks like Crysis 3 does support crossfire, you just have to manually select  the profile through CCC

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