I know this question might have been asked a lot. But I have around $600 to spend on a gpu. Should I get 2x 660ti s for SLI or should I get 2x 7950s for Xfire? The alternative option would be to get a single GTX 670 and just SLI in the future. Which one should I spend my money on?
As I'm sure you're well aware, Crossfire configs can be headache. Especially with new release games. I tend to wait a month or 2 now when a game is released because you're nearly guaranteed to have problems with CF when the games launch. Take it from a guy who has 2 7950s. Don't get me wrong, I frikkin love the setup but I only needed that much power anyways cos I have an Eyefinity setup. If you're only doing single monitor 1080p gaming, just get the best single GPU setup.
I am a fan of both i try not to sip red/green drink to much.I bought 670's because at the time they were better bang for buck then 7970.I don't regret buying them to this day.I can murder anything i throw at them.I bought my son Sapphire's HD 7950 Vapor-X he enjoys it very much.You have to look at the features each card offers and decide which you prefer.The 680 is not worth it's price yet unfortunately because it's only 7% faster then a 670 that's not worth $100 extra imo. if i were buying a card today i would go for AMD's HD 7970 and its more powerful brother HD 7970 GHz Edition have been on the market for a while now. MSI has also launched their HD 7970 Lightning in June. Now ASUS has released the HD 7970 Matrix - a card that will directly compete with MSI's HD 7970 Lightning.ASUS has increased clock speeds to 1100 MHz. That is 50 MHz more than the GHz Edition and higher than any other HD 7970 card, including the MSI Lightning. Memory clock is, with 1650 MHz, also higher than any other AMD card. When [H]ard|OCP put the 20-phase Super Alloy Power technology and chokes to the test they hit 1310MHz on the GPU and pushed the memory to 7GHz, far beyond what any other HD 7970 they've reviewed could manage. That overclock was definitely noticeable when they benchmarked the card, which helped it win a Gold Award as the best HD 7970 they've seen ...
I recommend you buy this card. my buddy just did a week or two ago it's hand down AMD best card being sold right now IMHO.
So it would be more wise to get a GTX 670 NOW and then SLI in the FUTURE. Rather than get two 7950s right now? Which is better Crossfire or SLI? Or rather, which one is more mature and is less buggy and scales better?