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Confused between two 7950 or one 7970 ! need help

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
February 1, 2013 3:00:40 AM

hello everyone,

I'm building a new gaming system and I decided to go with this configuration-

Processor- Intel Core i7 3770k

MOBO- ASUS Maximus V gene mATX Z77

system memory- 16 GB G.Skill 2133 MHz DDR3

storage- corsair force 3 480GB SSD
2 TB Seagate barracuda HDD

Power supply- Corsair AX 860i

case- Corsair 600T

Graphics card- 1 ASUS matrix 7970 or 2 Sapphire 7950 vapor-x edition

AND NOW HERE ^ IS THE CONFUSION. what will be better two 7950 or one 7970 ?

Approximate Purchase Date: Within the next 2 weeks

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February 1, 2013 3:03:16 AM

two 7950 is always better than one 7970

Two 7950's will easily beat a single 7970. The 7950 is a great card, and has a lot of room to overclock. I run my Sapphire 7950 at 1100/1500, well past the levels of a stock 7970. So basically 1 7950 alone can be overclocked to match or beat a 7970 (stock), two of them in crossfire would be a lot more power than a single 7970 could ever come near.

Unless you're running a 4k monitor, or gaming on multi-monitors (EyeFinity) the two 7950's may be overkill. You may wanna go with a single 7950 for now then add another later when the price drops or you really need the power.
February 1, 2013 3:04:57 AM

Best answer selected by rofl7970.
February 1, 2013 3:04:58 AM

thanks KAIJER !