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R9 280+7950 crossfire or wait

as the title says should i get a R9 280 non X and Xfire it with my 7950

or should i wait for Next Gen 20NM gpu's?

my current specs:
Msi Z77 Mpower
3570K @ 4.4GHZ
7950 VaporX 8+8pin
PSU Thermaltake 750W
Res:1920x1080 upgrading to 1440P Soon

i also have a question will the 7950/R9 280 have full support for DX12? because if they wont have full support i'd rather wait imo
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  1. If you are comfortable with these specs then wait if not then add the 280
    but i would recommend you wait till next year
  2. i don't really know tbh coz if i go all in and buy the R9 390X or GTX 880 i don't know if ill have the money to afford a high quality 1440P monitor

    and im pretty sure both cards will go for 600~1000 usd while the 7950+R9 280 will only cost 200 usd and give the same performance as a 780Ti would in games that support Xfire
  3. holyrage said:
    i don't really know tbh coz if i go all in and buy the R9 390X or GTX 880 i don't know if ill have the money to afford a high quality 1440P monitor

    and im pretty sure both cards will go for 600~1000 usd while the 7950+R9 280 will only cost 200 usd and give the same performance as a 780Ti would in games that support Xfire


    I think by next year you would have money to purchase the R9 390 or GTX880 they won't be 1000USDs as the 1440P monitors are gunna get inexpensive just wait if you're comfortable
  4. will i gusse ill just OC my 7950 for now and is it ok to use 1.3Volts?

    i can get the card stable at 1375 core/1900 memory but the Vrms run real hot 88C/83C

    so all im asking is it ok to use this OC?
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    holyrage said:
    will i gusse ill just OC my 7950 for now and is it ok to use 1.3Volts?

    i can get the card stable at 1375 core/1900 memory but the Vrms run real hot 88C/83C

    so all im asking is it ok to use this OC?

    Ya.
    OC all you like but don't let the VRMs reach 85C+
    i don't really know but you should get a decent OC from this card try googling the OC results for your card
  6. alright thanks i increased the fan sitting to a manual 70% and now the Vrms run at 80/79C Gpu is at 73C-69C
  7. holyrage said:
    alright thanks i increased the fan sitting to a manual 70% and now the Vrms run at 80/79C Gpu is at 73C-69C



    No problem.
    Ya thats better
  8. btw i found a R9 280 Twin frozer IV for 135usd now this is getting harder to resist :/
  9. holyrage said:
    btw i found a R9 280 Twin frozer IV for 135usd now this is getting harder to resist :/


    WOW no then get it and maybe next year lets hope for low price GPU's.
    But for now just get that GPU i saw it on Newegg for 200 but 135 thats a price of a 270
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