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May 4, 2013 9:11:25 AM

To max all games and most importantly skyrim WITH a bunch of graphic mods. I can't go sli and crossfire would only run at 8x and 8x so I don't think it would be worth it.

So what card should I get? Was going for a 7970 ghz vapor-x but I read lots of reviews of it being low ASIC quality? But no idea what that is, seemed like a big deal though.

So what should I get?

More about : gpu 600

May 4, 2013 9:17:41 AM

x8 x8 will not bottleneck multigpus.

hd 7970ghx would be good or take gtx 660ti sli
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May 4, 2013 9:19:25 AM

Right now the choices would be the GTX 680 or the HD7970, however later this month Nvidia is releasing the 700 series so you may want to wait for a 780 or 770 depending onpricing which hasn't been confirmed yet(just rumors).
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May 4, 2013 9:20:06 AM

I thought for max performance it would need to be x16 and x16 crossfire/sli
Or is there not that much of a performance drop?
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May 4, 2013 9:22:25 AM

It depends on what version of pci-e you are running, a couple high end cards may bottleneck a bit on a 8x pci-e 1, but not on a pci-e 2 or 3 board.
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May 4, 2013 9:28:28 AM

Ok I have the msi z77a - g45 mobo it has 2 pcie 3.0 slots that runs x8 and x8 only crossfire no sli Is that worth crossfire
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May 4, 2013 9:29:57 AM

i will not suugest you xfire,only sli.get better get singler gpu

xfire has many hassels
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May 4, 2013 9:33:22 AM

sethwilliam said:
Ok I have the msi z77a - g45 mobo it has 2 pcie 3.0 slots that runs x8 and x8 only crossfire no sli Is that worth crossfire


Yes that will work just fine. And your board will support SLI. Go 7970 or 2 7870 video cards or gtx 680 or 2 gtx 660Ti in sli.
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May 4, 2013 9:37:40 AM

sethwilliam said:
Ok I have the msi z77a - g45 mobo it has 2 pcie 3.0 slots that runs x8 and x8 only crossfire no sli Is that worth crossfire


Am I missing something ? MSI says ya board supports SLI

http://us.msi.com/product/mb/Z77A-G45.html
at top right
Quote:
Support CrossFireX/SLI Technology



Quote:
SLI technology allows using multiple Nvidia graphics cards in a single computer system with a motherboard equipped with an nForce SLI MCP. Users need an a motherboard with two PCI-Express 16x graphics slots and two matching GeForce graphics cards which are "SLI Ready". Most NVIDIA's PCI-Express graphics cards starting from the 6600 GPU can enjoy the benefits of SLI.


http://www.msi.com/product/mb/Z77A-G45.html#/?div=Basic
Support For:
SLI Y
CrossFire Y

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May 4, 2013 9:40:22 AM

Oh just saw your post, so is pcpartpicker wrong then? Or did I mess up on somthing?
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May 4, 2013 9:41:18 AM

sethwilliam said:
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/msi-motherboard-z77ag45
This is my board, it says crossfire = yes sli = no
Why do you say it can sli? And yes I will go single GPU for now just wanted to know of possible getting another card later on for sli/cf


I say it supports SLI cause that's what MSI website says

Follow PCpartpicker to the newegg link
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Quote:
MSI Z77A-G45 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
CFX/SLI, Military Class, OC Genie II, THX, UEFI


And no I would NOT consider Crossfire:
http://www.anandtech.com/show/6857/amd-stuttering-issue...
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/graphics-card-bench...
http://www.pcper.com/reviews/Graphics-Cards/Frame-Ratin...

By the way, ya may wanna get the Asus version .... has more USB 3 ports
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...




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May 4, 2013 9:45:50 AM

Yeah just read all that, thank you for bringing that to my attention. This was my favorite board only disappointment was no sli. Guess pcpartpicker needs to change that. Thank you!
So now that that's settled which gpu should I get? I prefer nvidea for its stable drivers and sli.
Any card that is comparable to the 7970?

Edit: @jack I have a haf 912 case so 3.0 USB are kinda pointless :p  thanks though, but I think the msi board has more features and looks more"high quality?"
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May 4, 2013 10:15:21 AM

Read the reviews and decide for yaself

Asus GTX 670 DCII Top (now called OG). Hss lower factory OC but has 8 phase VRM and manually OC's to same level, has handpicked GPU
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/ASUS/GeForce_GTX_670...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Gigabyte Windforce and MSI OE also have 8 phases..... EVGA SC and FTW have less

HD 7970 Ghz Edition
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/AMD/HD_7970_GHz_Edit...
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Sapphire/HD_7970_Tox...


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May 4, 2013 10:19:42 AM

Thanks jack! But seeing as how the 700 series is being released this Monty ill wait for the gtx 780
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