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Should I upgrade my current gtx 670 4GB to 2 x hd 7950 for my 5760x1080 setup?

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September 17, 2013 5:41:35 PM

Hey everybody - In my main build I currently have an i5-3570k paired with a 670 4gb galaxy and a motherboard that supports crappy crossfire at x16/x4 (pcie gen 2). Because I have a triple monitor build, vram is important to me as is graphical processing power. My question is should I upgrade my current gpu/mobo setup from the single 670 running three monitors to a motherboard that supports sli/crossfirex and buy 2 7950s and sell my 670 4gb? This would cost me 400 for the 7950's (total) + 100 for the better motherboard (total purchase = 500) and then sell my 670 and mobo for 350? Is the upgrade worth $150 and the trouble? Thanks!

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September 17, 2013 5:44:32 PM
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for that resolution, it would be worth it as long as you can sell your current mobo and gpu for $350

its also essential to get a motherboard that supports 8x/8x crossfire setup since 16x/4x has the worst scaling.

I wouldn't even ask you to wait for the amd hd9000 series because I do not think they would beat the price/performance ratio of heavily price reduced hd7950
September 17, 2013 6:02:35 PM

In my opinion.. sell that mobo and get another gtx 670 4gb, 4GB of vram will help a lot with that massive resolution.

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September 17, 2013 6:48:39 PM

khaledegy200 said:
In my opinion.. sell that mobo and get another gtx 670 4gb, 4GB of vram will help a lot with that massive resolution.



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September 18, 2013 11:00:46 AM

khaledegy200 said:
In my opinion.. sell that mobo and get another gtx 670 4gb, 4GB of vram will help a lot with that massive resolution.



If I was to do this than that would cost 350 for a new 670 plus 100 for a new mobo and i wouldnt get more than 50 back for my old mobo so I would spend 400 dollars instead of 150 for the difference of 2 670's instead of 2 7950's? That doesn't seem worth it to me.
September 18, 2013 11:00:46 AM

khaledegy200 said:
In my opinion.. sell that mobo and get another gtx 670 4gb, 4GB of vram will help a lot with that massive resolution.



If I was to do this than that would cost 350 for a new 670 plus 100 for a new mobo and i wouldnt get more than 50 back for my old mobo so I would spend 400 dollars instead of 150 for the difference of 2 670's instead of 2 7950's? That doesn't seem worth it to me.
September 18, 2013 11:02:11 AM

shamsmu said:
for that resolution, it would be worth it as long as you can sell your current mobo and gpu for $350

its also essential to get a motherboard that supports 8x/8x crossfire setup since 16x/4x has the worst scaling.

I wouldn't even ask you to wait for the amd hd9000 series because I do not think they would beat the price/performance ratio of heavily price reduced hd7950


Thank you for your opinion, I really appreciate it.
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