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6950 Crossfire or new card?

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August 25, 2012 12:13:01 AM

I bought a 6950 a while ago for cheap. It cant quite max out all the games i play. SO would it be better to go the route of crossfire with another 6950 or go for a newer, more powerful card?

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a b U Graphics card
August 25, 2012 12:16:55 AM

singles powerful card is always better
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August 25, 2012 12:19:40 AM

mocchan said:
^ I agree. Too many factors to consider when it comes to Crossfire... Scaling issues, driver issues, stuttering, the list goes on and on.

What is your budget?

Would really like to stay as close to $300 as possible, unless its a huge performance gain
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a b U Graphics card
August 25, 2012 12:20:06 AM

^ I agree. Too many factors to consider when it comes to Crossfire... Scaling issues, driver issues, stuttering, the list goes on and on.

What is your budget?
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a b U Graphics card
August 25, 2012 12:21:40 AM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... :) 

This would provide a pretty big performance boost. However, I would prefer to bet a GTX670 for $100 more if you can afford it..the performance boost would leave you VERY happy.

However, what is your PSU and monitor resolution?
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August 25, 2012 12:24:27 AM

mocchan said:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... :) 

This would provide a pretty big performance boost. However, I would prefer to bet a GTX670 for $100 more if you can afford it..the performance boost would leave you VERY happy.

However, what is your PSU and monitor resolution?

1920x1080, and its the thermaltake TR2 600w
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a c 87 U Graphics card
August 25, 2012 12:25:01 AM

I'd get a 7950 over a 660 TI. A good 7950 overclocks better than the average GTX 670 which is far better than a 660 TI. A good 7950 can also be had for $300 or even lower with MIR.
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a c 87 U Graphics card
August 25, 2012 12:25:43 AM

mocchan said:
^ I agree. Too many factors to consider when it comes to Crossfire... Scaling issues, driver issues, stuttering, the list goes on and on.

What is your budget?


6900 CF scales excellently and doesn't have very bad stuttering issues. Drivers are usually fine, but they are a more valid compaint than the other two with the 6900 cards.
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a b U Graphics card
August 25, 2012 12:30:00 AM

blazorthon said:
6970 CF scales excellently and doesn't have very bad stuttering issues. Drivers are usually fine, but they are a more valid compaint than the other two with the 6970.


Thanks for that, friends have personally had horrible experiences with 6900 series CF, so I steered away from that. I'm well aware of the 6800 series, however.

Also about your recommendation of an HD7950, I would agree considering AMD has yet again dropped the prices (forgot about that :lol:  ) If you overclock, I'm pretty sure it'll kick the heck out of the 660 Ti.
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August 25, 2012 12:36:01 AM

michaeljhuman said:
I had dual 6950s. Ran hot, and not much better than a single 670. Not saying it's bad idea, just relaying my experience.

I went with dual 670 video cards, which is obviously not economical - a single one seems as if it would work for most people.

Definitely, unless I were to run a massive surround set up, I wouldn't buy two 670's :lol: 
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August 25, 2012 12:37:16 AM

I had dual 6950s. Ran hot, and not much better than a single 670. Not saying it's bad idea, just relaying my experience.

I went with dual 670 video cards, which is obviously not economical - a single one seems as if it would work for most people.
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a b U Graphics card
August 25, 2012 12:43:20 AM

^ +10000
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August 25, 2012 12:50:41 AM

gamerkila57 said:
point exactly the HD 7950 is the better card


Oh, sorry, my bad.
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a b U Graphics card
August 25, 2012 12:51:49 AM

blazorthon said:
Go ahead and tell me that you think that an average 660 TI will get its memory to a huge 1.9GHz frequency. That was a cherry picked card up against a poor quality 7950 and the 7950 still won.

point exactly the HD 7950 is the better card
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a b U Graphics card
August 25, 2012 12:57:35 AM

blazorthon said:
Oh, sorry, my bad.

:lol: 
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August 25, 2012 1:03:57 AM

My 7950 does a good job with surround gaming. :) 
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August 25, 2012 1:37:03 AM

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a c 272 U Graphics card
August 25, 2012 7:39:21 AM

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