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Radeon 7950, 7870 Cf, or 7970

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November 15, 2012 12:09:57 AM

Hi I am looking to spend 300-500 on a new video card/s I will be running 3 1080p monitors in eyefinity and would like to play games like bf3, skyrim, etc.
Will a 7950 be able to handle this on high/ultra settings? Or do I have to go with a 7970 or crossfire 7870s

Right now i only have a corsair cx600 watt psu so I would have to upgrade that if i went with cf

I am trying to spend as little as possible but would like to run all modern games on high

Please dont reccomend nvidia cards because my crosshair formula mobo can on do crossfire o if i wanted to add another 7970 or 7950 in the future i wouldent be able to.

System Specs

AMD Phenom 2 1090T x6 3.9 ghz

Radeon 6850

Corsair cx600

Crucial m4 64gb bootdrive

WD Velaciraptor

WD Caviar Black

Crosshair ASUS MOBO

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November 15, 2012 12:22:34 AM

I would say 7970.
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November 15, 2012 12:28:08 AM

7970 and be prepared to get a second one next year to maintain the setting you are accustomed to, though you probably won't enjoy BF3 Multiplayer without a second one
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November 15, 2012 1:06:51 AM

abbadon_34 said:
7970 and be prepared to get a second one next year to maintain the setting you are accustomed to, though you probably won't enjoy BF3 Multiplayer without a second one

a 7950 wouldent be able to handle it?
a b U Graphics card
November 15, 2012 7:25:12 AM

not on high or ultra, which was your post. 7950 do low-medium no problem. check out some benchmarks. I specificially mention MP BF3 because usually people demand outragous framerates for multiplayer, like 100-200, while single is perfectly playable at 30
November 15, 2012 7:33:50 AM

yes you can play on ultra but with no AA with a 7950 , if i where you and i had 500$ i would sell the 6850 for about 100sh and get 2 7950 or get 1 7970 but yea you will need another later on .
a b U Graphics card
November 15, 2012 9:20:22 AM

I would ask if it is his aim to just scrap by or kick ass? eyefinity and ultra is brutual on BF3, and not cheap, so your goal should be 2x7970, however you do it.
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