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HIS Radeon HD 7850 crosfire?

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Anonymous
January 6, 2013 8:39:06 PM

Hello,
I was wondering if I should Crossfire two HIS Radeon HD 7850's, or if I should upgrade to a better graphics card?

This is my build right now:
AMD FX-4170
ASRock 970 EXTREME3 AM3
HIS Radeon HD 7850

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January 6, 2013 8:44:39 PM

I feel it would be better for you to wait but before assuming this what games do you play and what settings do you play them at. Do you use AA+AF.
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Anonymous
January 6, 2013 9:11:26 PM

Here are a few examples, I can run Far Cry 3 on: Mostly High setting/some medium
AA is off
Mainly 40 FPS

Hitman Absolution: Half and Half between High and Medium settings
Texture Filtering: Trilinear
AA is off
Mainly 40 fps

Saints Row the Third: AA= 4x
Filtermode: Anisotropic 8x
On High settings
Mainly 40 fps
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January 6, 2013 9:29:52 PM

Anonymous said:
Here are a few examples, I can run Far Cry 3 on: Mostly High setting/some medium
AA is off
Mainly 40 FPS

Hitman Absolution: Half and Half between High and Medium settings
Texture Filtering: Trilinear
AA is off
Mainly 40 fps

Saints Row the Third: AA= 4x
Filtermode: Anisotropic 8x
On High settings
Mainly 40 fps



Crossfiring 2 nice cards like that on your processor will only lead you to frustration.


You will probably get a stutter fest.


What you need to do is upgrade or overclock your anemic processor first it's holding back your GPU.
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Anonymous
January 6, 2013 9:33:59 PM

What processor do you recommend?
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January 6, 2013 9:45:50 PM

Anonymous said:
What processor do you recommend?




Try overclocking first, that is mainly what is holding you back.

http://www.overclockers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=688...


You will need a aftermarket cpu cooler.



You should be hitting near 60fps on both games with proper tuning on that GPU with a good processor. You will need to set down cpu intensive stuff.



Great far cry 3 xml guide, helped me turn off crappy depth of field and motion blur on it, its way sharper and better running now.
http://forums.guru3d.com/showthread.php?t=371830




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Anonymous
January 6, 2013 9:53:03 PM

Ok. Thanks for the advice
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January 6, 2013 11:30:42 PM

I have dual 7850's, albeit Sapphires, and I love them heaps. Great performance, more than a 7970 in most circumstances, except for a few games where crossfire isn't properly working. I was planning to get a GTX 780 in 2013, but chose to crossfire and will most likely skip that generation and get an 880 or something in 2014.
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