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Crossfire Radeon HD 6790 IceQ. A good idea?

Hello,
im considering on getting 2 x HIS Radeon HD 6790 IceQ in an hour or so.
Before i do, i just want to ask the community if this combo nation is good or not.

CPU FX 6100
RAM 12 GB 1600 mhz
PSU 675 watt
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  1. http://www.kitguru.net/components/graphic-cards/zardon/sapphire-hd6790-crossfirex-review/ in some games perform close to the Nvidia 580.
    In that price range better to buy 2 X 6850 SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102908 is 150$ and 135$ after rebates.
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    CPU bottleneck makes you not to do so, replace to FX-8150 and overclock it. Also your PSU might be also insufficient. I don't think it's a good idea after all, just one with CPU overclock is a good idea though.
  3. refillable said:
    CPU bottleneck makes you not to do so, replace to FX-8150 and overclock it. Also your PSU might be also insufficient. I don't think it's a good idea after all, just one with CPU overclock is a good idea though.


    Thanks for the reply! I want to make a decent gaming rig with a $800 - $900 buget, so im trying to save on cash. IF i were to keep the cpu would it be a great bottleneck to the two graphic cards? But i will still consider your option. thx
  4. Yes probably it's going to be badly bottlenecked. One 6970 is the max you can get for an FX-6100, You can however get one 6970 spend on FX-8150 and a good cooler (or maybe X4 980), overclock it and crossfire it when you have the money :).
  5. Yes probably it's going to be badly bottlenecked. One 6970 is the max you can get for an FX-6100, You can however get one 6970 spend on FX-8150 and a good cooler (or maybe X4 980), overclock it and crossfire it when you have the money :).


    i think you may have misread his post, he said hd 6790 not 6970. i personally have 1 HIS hd 6790 with my athlon ii x2 250 and get decent performance. though, the stock fan on my card crapped out within 3 weeks, i have a left over 120mm case fan "rigged" on it til i get my GELID Solutions GC-VGA02-01 vga cooler. i would suggest a different brand (didn't bother trying to rma, i can't afford the down time ... sold my 9800gt and 9600gso i had sitting around). for xfiring i would recomend the hd6850 as it uses less power than the 6790. or get a 6790 now and a 6850/70 later to xfire. if you can get the 6790 for around $100 i would get it (that's why i got mine, i was going to get a 6770 but the 90 was the same price)
  6. 2500k with 6970.
  7. don't get the 8150, theres no point. Games won't benefit from the 8 cores at all, a complete waste of money.

    don't get 2 6790. Get the 6850s if you can if you want 2 cards but be aware of the issues with drivers and micro studdering. crossfire has issues so its best to avoid it on lower end cards.

    I would recommend the 6950 just to not have to deal with crossfire.
  8. So i ended up getting 2500k oc'd to 4.5 ghz and one Galaxy GTX 560 oc'd to 800 mhz. PSU @ 750w and Intel extreme mobo.

    The computer gets around P5888 in 3DMark11
    and runs Crysis 2 max around 50 fps @ 1600 x 900 (i need to upgrade the monitor soon)

    thx for all the answers!
  9. Best answer selected by buklao0222.
  10. you choose the worst answer for the best answer fyi but I guess its irrelevant.
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