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September 2, 2013 7:57:38 PM

I've been looking at the HD 7950 and the 7850 in the links below:
http://www.microcenter.com/product/409682/R7870-2GD5T-O...
and
http://www.microcenter.com/product/415087/79503GBD52DHV...(V5)_3072MB_GDDR5_PCIe_30_x16_Video_Card

I know its obvious the 7950s better, but isnt that overkill, as in not needed?

also, does anyone know if the asrock z77 extreme4 supports crossfire? It says sli but doesnt mention crossfire

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September 2, 2013 8:18:48 PM
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It depends what your plan on using your pc for and the rest of your set up i guess, monitor resolution and how many ect. I'd personally go for the 7950 seeing as theres only a $15 difference, not including rebate. You should still get the 3 free games and stuff i believe. And a quick google showed that the MB does support crossfire.
September 2, 2013 8:28:01 PM

dreamerz said:
It depends what your plan on using your pc for and the rest of your set up i guess, monitor resolution and how many ect. I'd personally go for the 7950 seeing as theres only a $15 difference, not including rebate. You should still get the 3 free games and stuff i believe. And a quick google showed that the MB does support crossfire.


thanks for the quick answer. and yea, its any 3 games free, and that pays for the card too i guess. so i guess i gotta find a motherboard if i wanna crossfire later
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September 2, 2013 9:24:34 PM

ravagedman said:
dreamerz said:
It depends what your plan on using your pc for and the rest of your set up i guess, monitor resolution and how many ect. I'd personally go for the 7950 seeing as theres only a $15 difference, not including rebate. You should still get the 3 free games and stuff i believe. And a quick google showed that the MB does support crossfire.


thanks for the quick answer. and yea, its any 3 games free, and that pays for the card too i guess. so i guess i gotta find a motherboard if i wanna crossfire later


You would not need a new motherboard for Crossfire as that board supports both AMD Crossfire and Nvidia SLI. It WILL work just fine for Crossfire no problems.

Personally I would go for a Sapphire HD 7950 and then you could Crossfire later down the road if you needed to. As far as a HD 7950 being "Overkill" would depend on what you are going to be using your PC for and what resolution you will be running at. If you are gaming on say a 1080p monitor then no it would not be overkill by any means. And again that motherboard does support Crossfire.

From Newegg :
2 x PCIe 3.0 x16 Slots, Supports AMD Quad CrossFireX, CrossFireX and NVIDIA Quad SLI, SLI
September 2, 2013 9:25:19 PM

Double Post Sorry.
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