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Should I Crossfire Radeon 7970 3GB

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January 18, 2013 1:43:29 AM

Should I crossfire 2 Radeon 7970 3GB cards or should I just buy 1 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 4GB. I head Crossfiring can have problems or not increase performance on some games and even make them unplayable sometimes
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January 18, 2013 2:10:30 AM

What resolution are you running at? What about the rest of your PC specs? If you're running a single 1080p monitor, no need to get another 7970 or a 680.
January 18, 2013 2:36:29 AM

EzioAs said:
What resolution are you running at? What about the rest of your PC specs? If you're running a single 1080p monitor, no need to get another 7970 or a 680.


1920x1080 planning on getting 2/3 screens but I can settle with 1
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a b U Graphics card
January 18, 2013 2:42:24 AM

Then you should most probably stay with one. If you do get triple 1080p screens for gaming and you found out that you want more performance, that's when you should actually get another 7970 (Or maybe get the newer gen cards if they're released by then).
a b U Graphics card
January 18, 2013 2:48:10 AM

the difference in performance between the Radeon HD 7970 and GTX 680 is minimal so upgrading to a GTX 680 will not gain you anything useful. See this for comparison: Radeon HD 7970 CF vs. GTX 680 SLI.

If you plan to run 3 screens at 5760X1080 then you should get a second Radeon HD 7970 to crossfire with your current one. Otherwise you would have to buy 2 GTX 680's in order to get similar performance.
January 18, 2013 2:52:23 AM

2x 7970, no doubts.
a b U Graphics card
January 18, 2013 2:53:32 AM

If you plan on staying on single monitor for gaming 1x 7970 is plenty
If you plan on gaming on triple (you cannot game on 2 monitors, has to be 3 min)
you will have to lower graphic settings on most games, else u will need a 2nd 7970 to keep the detail settings maxed out
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