Hey guys having trouble deciding:
I have two 7970s in crossfire. I run 4 monitors 3x27 inch Samsungs for gaming and a 55 inch tv as an accessory. Eyefinity works great never had any problems super user friendly easy to set up etc. But the crossfire drivers are horrible!! I can only run a hand fun of games with it on (although admittedly last week's ccc patch helped A LOT).
Would any one suggest replacing them with two 680s and trying surround vision? I tested the waters and it seems like I can get 600$ for them pretty ez. I'm just nervous surround vision is gonna blow. But it would be nice to be able to use both cards for everything. As opposed to having to turn it off and on all the time.
Im sure surround vision works just fine. Nvidia wouldn't release a program without making sure it worked. I myself have never tried surround but I have a 680 and use to have a 9800gt and have never had driver issues so your good there.
nVidia has a higher standard to SLi as this leads to higher motherboard prices for SLi enabled motherboards.
minimum for SLi is x8/x8 while HD Radeon and it's CF-X (Crossfire) allows for x4/ slots to be enough to create CF-X.