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Old July 18, 2011, 08:25 PM
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looks like st agrees with me on this one.

even if it was 5850/70 i wouldnt bother seeing how well the 6950's do

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Old July 18, 2011, 08:45 PM
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I'd have to agree even though I'm sitting on a couple never used (tsk tsk) watercooled 4870's that I'd love to talk up and unload.
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Old July 18, 2011, 09:24 PM
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Thank you very much guys for your input :)

I'll tell him to look for a 68xx or 69xx card then.

As far as I know, he's mostly interested in the popular first person shooting titles. He'll never exceed the 1920 x 1080 resolution because he plans to hook this gaming PC to his 37" LCD TV.
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Old July 18, 2011, 09:27 PM
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actually only look at the 6950. 1 or 2 gig buffered.
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Old July 18, 2011, 09:45 PM
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Depends on Crossfire support for the games he's playing. In a CF friendly game, he should *in theory* see performance close to the 69xx series, but that's assuming the driver support is there. Considering the fact that the cards are almost 3 generations old, I wouldn't expect any further driver development for them. Especially given ATI/AMD's track record with driver support.
Wow, I'm surprised those old cards in CF can still match the 69xx's performance in an ideal situation
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actually only look at the 6950. 1 or 2 gig buffered.
Thanks :)

Might as well tell him to go for a 2Gb since the price difference isn't that big ;P
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Old July 21, 2011, 06:13 PM
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In my opinion, two HD4850 CF'd ~ HD4850X2 is said to perform somewhere between a HD5850 and a HD5870 generally speaking, which lands it somewhere between HD6870 ~ HD6950

And I would assume two HD4870 (1GB) ~ HD4870X2 ~ somewhere between HD6950 ~ HD6970. Though I know a single HD4870X2 in terms of raw performance generally performs slightly better than a HD5870..
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