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6870 Crossfire? or other?

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February 14, 2013 7:32:36 PM

So My Rig:

AMD Phenom II X4 945 3.0Ghz

Asrock 990FX Extreme4

Sapphire Hd6870 1GB

OCZ Fatal1ty 750w

8Gb Ram

1920x1080 Hp Monitor



So what I'm Wondering is should I get a second 6870 for crossfire or just get a better card for less than 350, because i can sell my current card to a friend of mine, what I'm looking for in a card would be maybe 60+ Fps in Bf3 Ultra, minus AA.

So long story short Crossfire 6870s or Equiv?

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February 14, 2013 7:40:49 PM

Frankly, I'd get a new card instead of buying a second 6870, especially since you've got a buyer lined up for your current card. Crossfiring cards is a mixed bag and not all games get proper optimation/profiles.
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February 14, 2013 7:59:04 PM

No, Crossfiring 2 2.5-year-old cards is not a good option. Sell and buy a new one.

Best choices for your budget are the GTX 670 or HD 7970 - both perform about the same, give or take a certain game, and you'll be playing all games on Ultra with AA.

Try to overclock that CPU if you can.
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February 14, 2013 8:34:59 PM

jessterman21 said:
No, Crossfiring 2 2.5-year-old cards is not a good option. Sell and buy a new one.

Best choices for your budget are the GTX 670 or HD 7970 - both perform about the same, give or take a certain game, and you'll be playing all games on Ultra with AA.

Try to overclock that CPU if you can.



Thanks for the help, i don't plan on changing mobo for a while and my current one supports the bulldozers, with that said would my cpu bottleneck a 7950 or 7970, or would a Fx8350 bottleneck it, jw any input would be greatly appreciated. :) 
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February 14, 2013 8:41:44 PM

I agree with a statement that damus said earlier. He said that two gpu configurations are a mixed bag. I tend to agree with that. And yea I would go along with selling your card and pick up something like a 7970.
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February 14, 2013 8:46:40 PM

bigshootr8 said:
I agree with a statement that damus said earlier. He said that two gpu configurations are a mixed bag. I tend to agree with that. And yea I would go along with selling your card and pick up something like a 7970.


Would my cpu bottleneck a 7970?
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February 14, 2013 8:49:04 PM

Personally, I ran crossfired 6870s for a while. I was able to max out BF3 with that setup, until I went and tried Eyefinity, which the 1GB VRAM just killed me. I eventually sold both cards and picked up a 7950. Couldn't be happier.

At the time, I also was running the 945. Once I switched to the i5, I literally gained 15-20% in FPS, just on the CPU swap alone. I have a spreadsheet I made using FRAPS when I made the switch-over.
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February 14, 2013 8:52:38 PM

Its quite possible that it would bottleneck a 7970 yes. However that being said at the same time you have the ability to upgrade to a FX8350 if you wanted to do so.
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February 14, 2013 8:58:50 PM

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