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To crossfire or not

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
November 10, 2012 6:16:02 PM

Hi guys from South Africa I am building a rig solely for gaming and am on a tight budget. I want to should i crossfire or not here are my specs

cpu: AMD FX 6100
mobo: msi 970a-g46 crossfire and sli supported
memory: 4GB ddr3 1600 mhz
PSU: aerocool strike x 650w 80 plu
case: Raidmaster viper
HDD:1tb western digital caviar blue
GPU:Sapphire HD 7770 GHz edition 1 GB GDDR5

i might buy a second card in a month or 2 should i crossfire or just get a better card.

thanx in advance.

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a c 117 U Graphics card
November 10, 2012 6:18:07 PM

It's not worthwhile to crossfire midrange cards. You'd be better served by investing some extra money into a more powerful card such as a 7870
November 10, 2012 6:40:02 PM

First not all games will benefit from x-fire so keep that in mind, but 2x7770=7950
or very close to it depending on game.

power usage is not much difference either so the biggest caveat is getting everything to play nice. I have been on both sides, some go really smooth and others never fully work right. A single GPU is always the most attractive solution.
Good luck !