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March 19, 2012 6:48:26 PM

Hello,
I'm Upgrading my ATI HD4870x2 and want to know if it is worth Going to two HD7970's (looking at FX-797A-TDBC) or Wait until the HD7990? I have not heard anything on the New XFX FX-797A-TDBC... I have a MSI Z68A-G45 (G3) with i5 2500k OC to 4Ghz, and 16GB Gskill Ripjaws, OCZ REVO PIC-e 120Gb (boot) and upgrading that to a Intel 520 Series.
March 19, 2012 7:12:58 PM

zounds said:
Hello,
I'm Upgrading my ATI HD4870x2 and want to know if it is worth Going to two HD7970's (looking at FX-797A-TDBC) or Wait until the HD7990? I have not heard anything on the New XFX FX-797A-TDBC... I have a MSI Z68A-G45 (G3) with i5 2500k OC to 4Ghz, and 16GB Gskill Ripjaws, OCZ REVO PIC-e 120Gb (boot) and upgrading that to a Intel 520 Series.

youd be better off with the 7990 offer, its has zerocore feature for it, which turns the power off when not used so to speak. dual gpu setups with two seperate cards are always excessively noisy and Hot. single card but two gpu setups are nice and you are already aware. the only thing you really must consider is the monster size of the card.

single most powerful card is always the best choice.

edit: forgot to mention the 7990 should be cheaper price wise than buying two 7970s at current price.
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March 19, 2012 7:22:59 PM

Not to worried about space as my two cases (office is a Lian-Li EX-ATX Case w/1KW PC Power & Cooling PS) and the Gaming Machine is A Siverstone TJ-09 w/ Silverstone 1KW PS Also... I Like dual GPU Cards But all the Noise Issues with the HD6990 and older cards... I'm also looking to use Water Cooling on this also.
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zounds said:
Hello,
I'm Upgrading my ATI HD4870x2 and want to know if it is worth Going to two HD7970's (looking at FX-797A-TDBC) or Wait until the HD7990? I have not heard anything on the New XFX FX-797A-TDBC... I have a MSI Z68A-G45 (G3) with i5 2500k OC to 4Ghz, and 16GB Gskill Ripjaws, OCZ REVO PIC-e 120Gb (boot) and upgrading that to a Intel 520 Series.


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March 19, 2012 7:28:10 PM
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Not always but it's a good idea but not always the best deal and value.



i can see it like this if you are buying this year. 7970 in cf = 1100+++$

a 7990 at launch should be 850- 1000$. Overclock versions might come out later.

a 7970 clock = 950- 1ghz + lowest price 550
a 7950 clock = 800 - 900 lowest price 450
a 7990s clocks shouldbe dual 850 mhz. priced at around 850


7990 still would be best value. i dunno whats gonna come after the 7990, personally id settle with a 7990 for convenience sakes.

The best of the best is only going to come out after the 7990 when the release a dual ghz card.




March 19, 2012 7:32:15 PM

best choice is to wait awhile. i totally can understand wanting watercooling and so id wait for someone to do it somewhere as a reference for myself. I hate the dual jetengine sounds personally.
March 19, 2012 8:12:09 PM

See my problem is I have a Samsung Syncmaster 305T and at 2560 x 1600 most cards cant even play TF2 at full settings. I had two HD 4870x2's in Crossfire A year ago and one Died. So I'm looking just a Better Upgrade (couple Gen's) to better my gaming Experience. I think I may wait Until April for the HD7990, which is the supposed release date.
March 19, 2012 8:22:08 PM

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