$300 for 2 cards - I could crossfire these 2 cards and just have to buy an active DisplayPort adapter for another $30.
I cant find a review with comparable stats for these 2 setups. The price is not too far off, so it comes down to performance and whatever issues i might have using a crossfire setup? What do you guys think would give better performance?
Any feedback is welcome. Thanks
edit: added some info since i jumped the gun and didn't read the *How to Ask for Advice about Choosing a New GPU* thread.
- I'm looking to buy a card(s) in the next week or 2.
- My power supply is 880 watts
- my current gpu is an nvidia 9800gtx+ running just 2 monitors (extended desktop). I play on just 1 with 1920x1080. This allows me to put the games I play on best graphics settings.
- I like to buy from newegg.
- I will probably try overclocking if it's easy with the included software. (never tried before)
- all 3 monitors will run at 1920x1080 or whatever that comes out to in eyefinity. (i will probably turn eyefinity on/off depending on what its like during non-gaming activities. Web browsing, photoshop, etc)
I wouldn't buy two cards right away, it's much better to buy one good card, then when that's not enough anymore you can add a second one, if you don't buy something different. Besides that, you may or may not know that games only allow about 1 gig of memory but, having extra memory helps when your running multiple monitors so the 3 gigs will help you out there. Both will let you max out WOW and D3 with all of your monitor if your wondering. They're both very efficent games and it doesn't take a whole lot to max them out.
Thanks for all the advice and the info on the microstuttering. I've seen some nice reviews on the performance for the price of crossfirex/sli, but I dont really want to deal with what might be a headache. I will go with the SAPPHIRE FleX 100352FLEX Radeon HD 7950.
And yeah that toxic card looks very nice but out of my budget
SAPPHIRE FleX 100352FLEX Radeon HD 7950 3GB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
It's perfect! It works exactly like i wanted. It was easy to set up eyefinity and set profiles etc. to switch back and forth. And was super easy to hook up to 3 dvi monitors without the need to buy any adapters. All the games I play look great and have the settings pretty much on max.
If anyoneone is interested, the card scores a 7.9 (max value) in Windows Experience Index. Not sure if it makes a difference but thats while running all 3 monitors.
I don't have any pics yet, but i'll take a few as soon as i get a chance. And I've never used FRAPS. The only comparison i can give is the windows experience index. My nvidia 7800gtx+ scored a 7.0, and the new card is at 7.9 without overclocking it.