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Two HD 7950 in Crossfire vs one 7970?

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August 1, 2012 4:41:04 PM

Hi I'm building a new gaming system but I'm still puzzling on what graphic card set up to do I can either do two 7950s or 1 7970 which do you prefer?

Or do you have a better idea?

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a b U Graphics card
August 1, 2012 4:52:04 PM

Two 7950's will easily beat a single 7970. The 7950 is a great card, and has a lot of room to overclock. I run my Sapphire 7950 at 1100/1500, well past the levels of a stock 7970. So basically 1 7950 alone can be overclocked to match or beat a 7970 (stock), two of them in crossfire would be a lot more power than a single 7970 could ever come near.

Unless you're running a 4k monitor, or gaming on multi-monitors (EyeFinity) the two 7950's may be overkill. You may wanna go with a single 7950 for now then add another later when the price drops or you really need the power.
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a b U Graphics card
August 1, 2012 4:54:54 PM

^...and since that's true, you might as well go with one 7970 and then add another one later.
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August 1, 2012 4:56:39 PM

The duo 7950s will outperform the single 7970, but I would recommend the 7970. You don't need anything more powerful than it right now, and a few years later you can buy a second one for cheap.
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March 19, 2013 10:00:08 AM

can't you just get the 2x 7950s and buy more of them if you need? because I think you can run crossfire 4xthe 7900 series
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March 19, 2013 11:28:51 AM

Chairman Ray said:
The duo 7950s will outperform the single 7970, but I would recommend the 7970. You don't need anything more powerful than it right now, and a few years later you can buy a second one for cheap.


In a few years when he starts looking to add a second 7970, he'll probably find that a mid range card from the current generation at that time will be more powerful and be a better value than the second 7970. Waiting a couple years to add the second card never works out.
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March 23, 2013 10:41:57 PM

ibjeepr said:
Chairman Ray said:
The duo 7950s will outperform the single 7970, but I would recommend the 7970. You don't need anything more powerful than it right now, and a few years later you can buy a second one for cheap.


In a few years when he starts looking to add a second 7970, he'll probably find that a mid range card from the current generation at that time will be more powerful and be a better value than the second 7970. Waiting a couple years to add the second card never works out.

^^^ i couldn't of said it better!
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