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Xfire 6970 vs SLI GTX680

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January 20, 2013 7:04:56 AM


All,

Looking for some views on upgrading(?) from 2 * Xfire 6970's to a 2 * SLI 680's - specifically for 3 monitor gaming (Samsung MD230x3 monitor array) so 5760 x 1080 resolution. The 6970's are good but I still get 30fps in some games and to my great annoyance DX9 (AMD doesn't support DX11 in eyefinity!!!).

Any views comments / other recommendations?

Thanks!

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January 20, 2013 7:10:23 AM

LOL "(AMD doesn't support DX11 in eyefinity!!!)" sounds like Bollocks to me LOL.
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January 20, 2013 7:13:35 AM

I am part of the AMD fan groups but If you are going to go with a two card solution then look no further than SLI with two 670's. Nvidia have less micro stuttering with 2 cards and are generally smoother and 670's are about 5% less in the performance area then the 680's but saves you a chunk of change. I would recommend SLI-ing these: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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January 20, 2013 7:50:45 AM

For the record, AMD does support DX11 in eyefinity, if its not working it's cause the Game doesn't support DX11 in eyefinity.
I happily play many many games in DX11 eyefinity currently
January 20, 2013 8:02:25 AM

Apologies I should have put "the games I play", got carried away posting first thing in the morning!
January 20, 2013 4:36:20 PM

faxfan said:
Apologies I should have put "the games I play", got carried away posting first thing in the morning!

The games you play are not DX11 you mean ?
January 20, 2013 5:23:04 PM

I would definitely up to the 680s if you are willing to pay the steep price. But what you could also wait a bit longer for 8800 and 8900 series to come out in a few months also because the specs are stating they will blow the 680 out of the water or show similar performance for a significant decrease in $$. I think you should wait and crossfire some 8870s or 8950s when the come out.
January 20, 2013 5:25:04 PM

Oh, I forgot to tell you that 30fps isn't that much for crossfire 6970s. What game are you playing and have you enabled crossfirex in CCC?
January 20, 2013 9:00:53 PM

helper800 said:
I am part of the AMD fan groups but If you are going to go with a two card solution then look no further than SLI with two 670's. Nvidia have less micro stuttering with 2 cards and are generally smoother and 670's are about 5% less in the performance area then the 680's but saves you a chunk of change. I would recommend SLI-ing these: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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670's in SLI is a beast. I'd consider the 4GB cards since you are going with the triple monitor setup.
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