I currently have the Ati HD 4870 gfx card but im looking into buying a new one. What I wanted to know is it worth buying an expensive graphics card or I can buy 2 (SLI/Crossfire) configuration which will give me a same output the expensive card for less money? I was looking at the HIS Ati HD 7850 in Crossfire?
The benchmark I'm considering is Battlefield 3 High settings and High Crysis 3 settings.
I have been out of the loop for a while in regards to new gfx cards . So if you can suggest some card which will be sufficient it would help.
well depends on what your budget is...cf 7850 would indeed perform great...but if you can,try starting up with a gtx670 or a gtx680 so that you have the option of multi gpu open for later. the 7850 does not support 3way cf mind you,so you would be left with the same performance until you upgrade fully.
HD 7970 or GTX 680 IMO, whichever brand you prefer.
I would recommend the 7950 or 7970ghz. Those will overclock great. The 7970 is already more powerful than a 7970, and the 7950 can be overclocked past an overclocked 680 in some case.
If you can afford it I would get a GTX670 or a 7970 your choice both are great options. When I bought my gtx670 it was cheaper than a 7970 so thats what I bought. Nvidia's drivers tend to be better and make up for the performance differences. In my opinion its a toss up.