7870 or 7950

hello,
i was wondering which gpu to buy XFX Double D FX-787A-CDBC Radeon HD 7870 GHz Editi... or SAPPHIRE FleX 100354FLEX Radeon HD 7870 GHz Editio...
i will be using more likely for workspace of 3 lcds then some gaming as diablo3, BF3, civilization and for photoshop and corel draw,,
i have 2 LCD 22" 1680x1080 and 1 LCD 24" 1920x1080
thank you

my rig
i2500k
z68ap d3
corsair 8gb
seasonic S12II 620w
gt 9800
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  1. If you plan to hook all 3 monitors to the GPU, then you need to get the Sapphire FleX.

    Normal versions of the card only support up to 2.
  2. You don't have to have Sapphire Flex to use three monitors. All versions of the 7870 and 7950 will support at least 3 monitors, though one of those monitors will have to be connected with DisplayPort, you can't do 2 DVI and 1 HDMI. The Sapphire Flex edition is more for people who want to hook up more than 4 displays to a single card.

    Spending more on the 7950 will net you more performance in Battlefield 3, but won't make a huge difference in Diablo 3 or Civilization V at your resolution. (I assume you won't be gaming across all three displays, as they are different sizes and resolutions)
  3. if i get 7950 i will try to play on all 3 LCD and will see how it goes u know??
    and i dont want to buy DP or extra cables too?
    so on this one http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150606 do i still have to get DP?
  4. It only has 2 display ports, the 3rd monitor would need to be on either HDMI or DVI.
  5. Unfortunately, one of your monitors has to be connected with DisplayPort, it's a design limitation with how AMD does multiple monitors. Only two displays can be on DVI and HDMI, the rest have to be run through DisplayPort. The 7870 Flex Edition found here does come with a DVI to Display Port adapter, so you wouldn't have to buy an extra cable, just plug one of your DVI displays into the adapter. There is also the 7950 Flex Edition found here that comes with an HDMI to DisplayPort adapter if you want to and are able to go that route.
  6. ok so i can do this 2dvi and one hdmi? on both same set up?? which one is better to buy it??? 7950 can i still OC?
    is it worth to buy this one http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=5736415&CatId=7387
    can u do same set up on this one? 2 dvi and 1 hdmi?
    what about this one http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=72414&vpn=VCGGTX670XPB&manufacture=PNY%20Technologies%20Inc&promoid=1270
    my mobo support crossfire so i would go with gtx only if is better than 7950
  7. With the Flex cards you apparently can do Two DVI and 1 HDMI, all other 7870s and 7950s require the third display to run on DisplayPort. You can overclock on any card you buy, how far you get with overclocking will vary depending on how lucky you get on the quality of the chip on the card, and the effectiveness of your card's cooler.
  8. If I go with flex don't need DP n if go with regular 7950 will need this http://www.microcenter.com/product/369680/Mini_Display_Port_Male_to_HDMI_Female_Adapter
    what about this one? XFX Double D FX-797A-TDBC Radeon HD 7970 Black Edi...
    can u OC this card?
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