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crossfire my sapphire vapor x 7970ghz 3gb with an r9 280x 3gb vapor x

they are both big cards, if i were to buy a r9 280x vapor x what kind of performance would i get and would my system be able to support it?

Gigabyte z87x-ud5h
nzxt phantom 410
i7 4770k

will there be any bottlenecking or lack of space or slots on my mobo/case

Thanks,
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  1. No issues at all. However, do you need that much raw power? Is your PSU 800W+?

    What resolution are you gaming?
  2. You have plenty of slots and your processor would easily be able to handle them. The only question is if you have a big enough Power supply.

    Performance wise, you would see maybe a 50% or 60% increase in most games. However, AMD cards are known for their stuttering problems in games. Whether it is worth it would be up to you and other circumstances.
  3. 1080p on a single monitor. i have a 1000w coolermaster silent pro m2
    edit: didnt they fix the stuttering in the beta drivers
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    Flomps said:
    1080p on a single monitor. i have a 1000w coolermaster silent pro m2
    edit: didnt they fix the stuttering in the beta drivers


    They have made strides, sure, but regardless sli or crossfire tends to stutter in some games or it doesn't have support for it at all. The 7970 ghz should be maxing most games at 1080p, and unless you have a 120hz monitor, I don't think crossfiring it is worth the money spent. However, like I said, if you think it is worth it, that's up to you. Everything checks out, and it will in fact work well.
  5. on the contrary, my gpu cannot even manage minecraft, and by minecraft I mean a very high detailed texture pack, 100's of mods, and shaders. though im rethinking the gpu. I can't choose between a h105 water cooler or the extra gpu?. the cpu cooler I currently have is an arctic freezer 13. Thanks for the answer too!
  6. Flomps said:
    on the contrary, my gpu cannot even manage minecraft, and by minecraft I mean a very high detailed texture pack, 100's of mods, and shaders. though im rethinking the gpu. I can't choose between a h105 water cooler or the extra gpu?. the cpu cooler I currently have is an arctic freezer 13. Thanks for the answer too!


    Texture mods eat up vram. Frankly, Vram isn't utilized properly as it is, and I don't think upgrading to any card in particular is going to give you the results you want. Adding another card will not alleviate this problem. I'm not sure if the 6gb Titan would make a difference, but I don't think it is worth the price of entry. Water cooling is great, but if you already have a cpu cooler, and I'm assuming you already overclock, you won't see too much more out of your equipment by water cooling them. I have an i7-4770k myself, and they are just terrible at overclocking unless you hit the silicon lottery.
  7. thanks, i believe i'll get neither then, it's simply not worth it. thanks for all of your help everyone
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