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Crossfire 7970's for eyefinity.

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June 10, 2013 1:55:48 AM

Hey, looking to upgrade to an eyefinity setup in the near future. Here in Australia, AMD's GPU's are significantly cheaper than the Nvidia counterparts, so would crossfire 7970's be sufficient enough to max most games on 2560x1440?

Would there be a cheaper, more efficient way to enjoy eyefinity gaming comfortably?

Thanks in advance, Guillotine.
June 10, 2013 2:31:44 AM

Well, if amd is significantly cheaper than nvidia, then definitely go with two 7970's in cf. And there is no other AMD solution better than two 7970's in cf. The 7990 won't perform as well and just doesn't perform as well as a dual-gpu card should (relative to the gtx 690 or its predecessor, the 6990). It also costs more. The only other option I see is to use two 7950's in cf. Nothing else from amd will cut it.

And just to clarify, when you say eyefinity, what actual resolution are you going to be playing on? Are all three monitors at 2560x1440? Or are you going to play with a resolution more like 5760x1200 or 5760x1080 or 7680x1440. If its the latter, definitely go with two 7970's.
June 10, 2013 3:40:41 AM

fudoka711 said:
Well, if amd is significantly cheaper than nvidia, then definitely go with two 7970's in cf. And there is no other AMD solution better than two 7970's in cf. The 7990 won't perform as well and just doesn't perform as well as a dual-gpu card should (relative to the gtx 690 or its predecessor, the 6990). It also costs more. The only other option I see is to use two 7950's in cf. Nothing else from amd will cut it.

And just to clarify, when you say eyefinity, what actual resolution are you going to be playing on? Are all three monitors at 2560x1440? Or are you going to play with a resolution more like 5760x1200 or 5760x1080 or 7680x1440. If its the latter, definitely go with two 7970's.



Thanks for the reply.
All monitors are 1920x1080. So 5760x1080 looks like my preferred resolution.
However considering that tri fire 7950's are only 100 dollars dearer, and tri fire is rumoured to greatly help with the issue of microstutter, would that be a more viable option?
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