So i am going to be building a new pc and the most toughest decision i have to make is getting a video card. Since there are a variety of them i need some help. But all of it rumbles down to this.
Either i go for a Hd 6970
I can pick up 2 x hd 6870
And also i will keep this PC for about 7 years. So no upgrades what so ever. Thats why i want a solution that can last me a long time. I also heard that the hd 6870 in crossfire have the same performance as a gtx 580 or at least come to something like that. And i also wanted to ask if there would be any problem with the crossfire setup. and yeha i will be using a 23 inch monitor with res of 1920 x 1080. If u have a crossfire setup let me know if it was worth it.
and another thing if u want to know what power supply i will be using use the link below
Two 6870 perform @ 7970 for allot less money and don't listen t the ones that say CF/SLI has problems cause they are always the ones that have been to scared or poor to try it out and speak with real experience and objection. 6870 CF is a top of the range BEAST go for it.
own 6850 CF, build it for bf3. lot of drivers problems until fixed. on load it's an oven (75-80º C on gpu1). I prefered one gtx570 but already have the 6850.
i say wait for 7850/7870, less temperature/power consumption, new technology, 6000 series are from 2010.
AMD FX-4100 @ 3.8 + CM Hyper TX3
Gigabyte GA-870-USB3 rev 3.1
2x2GB cheap G.Skill 1333Mhz
2x Sapphire HD 6850
Seagate SATAII 250GB 7200 (from 2008)
Sentey SDP650-SS PSU
case is an Apex generic without the side panels, with 2x 80mm case fans, and also psu is out from case. near I have a ventilator.
Asus Xonar Essence ST
I don't overclock the cards cause on stock it gets 80º and don't want more heat. I prefer Intel/Nvidia but is too much money for my needs (bf3, web, mail, msn, listen music)
on some pages says about 7850/7870: "Release date of both cards would most likely be during 15th – 20th February 2012"
so I guess it's coming soon.