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X Fire 7970ghz or 1x GTX780Ti for similar money

Guys,
I currently have a 7970 Ghz edition card am thinking of upgrading my montior from 1920x1080 to 2560 x 1080. Do I add another 7970ghz for around £250- £300 or sell my current 7970Ghz for similar money and put it towards a single 780Ti with the total cost about the same?

Any advise appreciated.:wahoo:
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  1. Single 780 or 780 TI note the 780 TI isn't really cost efficient over the 780.

    Just because 1 very good gpu gives you solid guaranteed FPS, some games won't respond well to crossfire.

    http://anandtech.com/bench/product/1072?vs=1036 benchmarks.
  2. AshyCFC said:
    Single 780 or 780 TI note the 780 TI isn't really cost efficient over the 780.

    Just because 1 very good gpu gives you solid guaranteed FPS, some games won't respond well to crossfire.


    Yeah I know, I used to have a 5970 dual GPU card the only game I had a problem with microstuttering on was FarCry 3 but 99% was very solid so XFire won't put me off.
  3. I would rather get a Radeon r9 290X you save money, AND get a strong FPS leap than with 7970

    An example: TO THE LEFT- R9 290X/ TO THE RIGHT Radeon 7970

    Much higher pixel rate 64 GPixel/s vs 29.6 GPixel/s Around 2.2x higher pixel rate
    Better floating-point performance 5,632 GFLOPS vs 3,789 GFLOPS Around 50% better floating-point performance
    More memory 4,096 MB vs 3,072 MB Around 35% more memory
    Higher clock speed 1,000 MHz vs 925 MHz Around 10% higher clock speed
    Many more render output processors 64 vs 32 Twice as many render output processors
    Higher texture rate 176 GTexel/s vs 118.4 GTexel/s Around 50% higher texture rate
    Higher memory bandwidth 320 GB/s vs 264 GB/s More than 20% higher memory bandwidth
    More shading units 2,816 vs 2,048 768 more shading units
    More texture mapping units 176 vs 128 48 more texture mapping units
    More compute units 44 vs 32 12 more compute units
    Significantly higher BioShock infinite framerate 94.9 fps vs 70.4 fps Around 35% higher BioShock infinite framerate
    Wider memory bus 512 bit vs 384 bit Around 35% wider memory bus
  4. http://anandtech.com/bench/product/1058?vs=1072

    I had to use 280x's as 7970 crossfire(you can crossfire a 280x with a 7970 as they're basically the same) and those are the results.

    If you go with the 780 ti though, you could in the future SLI them which would be a better way to upgrade than have to sell two old 7970's.
  5. AshyCFC said:
    http://anandtech.com/bench/product/1058?vs=1072

    I had to use 280x's as 7970 crossfire(you can crossfire a 280x with a 7970 as they're basically the same) and those are the results.

    If you go with the 780 ti though, you could in the future SLI them which would be a better way to upgrade than have to sell two old 7970's.


    Great point many thanks. The R290X is an interesting point in the previous post as well.
  6. Only thign with the 290/290x is you should get a water cooled version as they struggle on air with noise/temp.
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    Or consider this:

    "Price-wise, the R9 290 is closer in price to the GTX 770 than it is the GTX 780. There is a $70 price difference between the GTX 770 and R9 290. However, compared to the GTX 780, the R9 290 is a whole $100 less expensive than the GeForce GTX 780. Performance-wise, the R9 290 is on par with the GeForce GTX 780. The R9 290 is a much better performer than the GTX 770 or Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition. The R9 290 is providing the performance of GTX 780, at $100 less cost. The value favors the AMD Radeon R9 290 in an epic way. The Radeon R9 290 provides the most value for single-display gaming on the market today."

    http://www.hardocp.com/article/2013/11/04/amd_radeon_r9_290_video_card_review/9#.Uyq4EPl5NLE

    Sell the 7970, buy a 290, and buy one in the future also, and crossfire thoose.
  8. Zickawesome said:
    Or consider this:

    "Price-wise, the R9 290 is closer in price to the GTX 770 than it is the GTX 780. There is a $70 price difference between the GTX 770 and R9 290. However, compared to the GTX 780, the R9 290 is a whole $100 less expensive than the GeForce GTX 780. Performance-wise, the R9 290 is on par with the GeForce GTX 780. The R9 290 is a much better performer than the GTX 770 or Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition. The R9 290 is providing the performance of GTX 780, at $100 less cost. The value favors the AMD Radeon R9 290 in an epic way. The Radeon R9 290 provides the most value for single-display gaming on the market today."

    http://www.hardocp.com/article/2013/11/04/amd_radeon_r9_290_video_card_review/9#.Uyq4EPl5NLE

    Sell the 7970, buy a 290, and buy one in the future also, and crossfire thoose.


    Sold! many thanks 290 it is
  9. http://anandtech.com/bench/product/1056?vs=1072

    The temps are the only issue I don't like about the 290x and noise is worse that's why they aren't popular right now.

    I love AMD cards(Happy 7870 XT owner) but if you're noise/temp concerned the 780ti or watercooled 290x is the way to go.
  10. Kkkk1 said:
    Zickawesome said:
    Or consider this:

    "Price-wise, the R9 290 is closer in price to the GTX 770 than it is the GTX 780. There is a $70 price difference between the GTX 770 and R9 290. However, compared to the GTX 780, the R9 290 is a whole $100 less expensive than the GeForce GTX 780. Performance-wise, the R9 290 is on par with the GeForce GTX 780. The R9 290 is a much better performer than the GTX 770 or Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition. The R9 290 is providing the performance of GTX 780, at $100 less cost. The value favors the AMD Radeon R9 290 in an epic way. The Radeon R9 290 provides the most value for single-display gaming on the market today."

    http://www.hardocp.com/article/2013/11/04/amd_radeon_r9_290_video_card_review/9#.Uyq4EPl5NLE

    Sell the 7970, buy a 290, and buy one in the future also, and crossfire thoose.


    Sold! many thanks 290 it is


    Awesome, Hope you have a nice day, and really hope that my advice gives you awesome gaming moments!
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