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2x AMD Radeon 7750s or one 7870.

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February 13, 2013 10:05:28 PM

I am a novice when it comes to PC, but I have been trying to learn more about them. Currently, these are my PC stats:

Processor: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4Ghz
Memory: 8GB DDR3 1600
Hard Drive: 1TB SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 7200RPM
Graphics: AMD Radeon HD 7750 1GB
Power Supply: 700W
Motherboard: Chipset Intel Z77

1 x PCI-e x16
2 x PCI-e x1
3 x PCI

That being said, I was wondering what to do about my graphics card. I was thinking about upgrading, but I have been reading about people using 2 of the same graphics cards for a boost.

The 7750 works for moderate graphics level, but on games such as GTAIV, Saints Row III, and Guild Wars II, it falls just a tad short of ultra graphics at 1080p. Would it be better for me to go with two 7750 or go with another graphics card, say the 7870 for example. All suggestions and comments will be taken into consideration.

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February 13, 2013 10:18:59 PM

I would probably go with the single 7870 purely because of the hassles involved with crossfire x. For example, not all games are optimized for it, so performance would be greatly reduced. I have heard good things about powercolor or sapphire's 7870 xt. They have the Tahiti LE architecture of the 79** series, so they are essentially the bridge between the 7870 and 7950. You can get the powercolor 7870 xt for $240 right now, the price of the average 7870. The basic 7870 is also a very good card, and with your mobo, the single card would work much better.
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a c 109 U Graphics card
February 13, 2013 10:23:40 PM

Two 7750 are really low end cards, even if in some games it scales rather well, it will still be well behind a 7870, the 7870 offers two games now, so it pays off, sell later the 7750 you had.
If you can get a 7870 tahiti le, the better, you can find the sapphire 7870 XT, the powercolor 7870 myst for tahiti le cards.
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a b U Graphics card
February 13, 2013 10:25:33 PM

Grabino said:

The 7750 works for moderate graphics level, but on games such as GTAIV, Saints Row III, and Guild Wars II, it falls just a tad short of ultra graphics at 1080p. Would it be better for me to go with two 7750 or go with another graphics card, say the 7870 for example. All suggestions and comments will be taken into consideration.

I don't know about GW2 but the other two games you mention fall short of ultra just because they're terrible. GTA4 is well known for its performance issues, and SR3 is stupidly hefty in Dx11.
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a b U Graphics card
February 13, 2013 10:32:24 PM

Well then, it seems we all agree. Sell the 7750 if you can can and put it toward a 7870, 7870 xt, or even a 7950 if you can find a good sale.
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February 13, 2013 10:34:50 PM

Thanks everyone, I appreciate the help. I just started browsing this website yesterday and the quick responses are highly appreciated. I think Ill probably sell this one and move for the upgrade to the 78** series
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a b U Graphics card
February 13, 2013 10:37:21 PM

You are very welcome! I wish you luck in your upgrade!
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February 13, 2013 10:39:14 PM

Grabino said:
Power Supply: 700W
Motherboard: Chipset Intel Z77

1 x PCI-e x16
2 x PCI-e x1
3 x PCI


another thing is, it doesn't look like you have 2 PCI-e slots for cross-fire. The PCI-e x1 slots aren't for graphics cards.
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a b U Graphics card
February 13, 2013 10:43:07 PM

single 7870
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a c 85 U Graphics card
February 13, 2013 10:58:45 PM

Yep, you definitely want to upgrade.

Like others have been saying, the way to go is the Sapphire 7870 XT / Powercolor 7870 Myst.
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February 23, 2013 7:24:43 PM

Best answer selected by Grabino.
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