Hey guys, I'm wondering if I should pickup another Gigabyte 7850 2GB DDR5 or go for the Powercolor 7870 to run Xfire with. I want to make sure the cards will run smoothly together and I wasn't sure if going with a different brand would matter or was not recommended. Thanks for the help!
with all the reports i have heard about these in crossfire i wouldn't even bother. many people are reporting fps drops, stuttering, higher average fps but not as smooth as single card etc, same old crossfire problems. I would suggest selling your 7850 and get a single better card. crossfire is for people who already have the fastest single card available and need more power. Also, your motherboard will make it even worse since the second slot is a 4x pcie slot. this will make it stutter like a bitch. I STRONGLY advise against crossfire on this board.
Aim to sell your 7850 for about $100 I would say (cheapest 2GB 7850 I have seen yet is $150 after MIR and that was a stock one and the gigabyte card is factory OC'd + custom cooler and AFAIK, gigabyte has a transferable warranty)
Going a higher end card also allows for a higher end CF in the future