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Windows 7: single 6970 vs 2 x 6870 XF

02 Apr 2011   #1
Damonlandsdown

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single 6970 vs 2 x 6870 XF

hello, im in the market for a new gpu.

i will be buying a XFX 6970
but, will 2 XFX 6870's in Cross fire work better?

i hear some games dont like crossfire, some do.

so would it be better to buy the single gpu?


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02 Apr 2011   #2
smarteyeball

 
 

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so would it be better to buy the single gpu?
As a long time, soon to be former crossfire user, Imo - yes.

The 6xxx series scales better than the previous generations, so it's great when it works.

However there are still quite a few games that are glitchy or flat out don't work with 2 cards. Some of the AMD 'fixes' for this are to disable crossfire at the driver level, or in an CAP profile, which means you'll be limited to the power of a single 6870.

In the long run it's simply less headache to run a single faster card than two slower ones.
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