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1 x ATI R9 280x or 2 x 7950's (Crossfire)

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A top 280x card will be £270 or 2 x 7950's mid range = £185 x 2 = £370

Total: 2 votes

  • AMD R9 280x [£270]
  • 50 %
  • AMD Radeon 7950 x 2 (Crossfire) [£370]
  • 50 %
October 22, 2013 12:35:47 PM

what would you choose?
October 22, 2013 12:44:34 PM

I would take the 2x 7950's in crossfire. I have 2x Sapphire 7950's and love them.When I need extra power I can easily overclock them to match a stock 7970ghz edition which is the same as the 280x. Combine this with the fact that since the new cards are out 7950's have gotten DIRT cheap. Between my 2 cards I paid $700. Now 18 months later you can get the same cards for a total of about $360 after mail in rebates
October 22, 2013 12:54:02 PM

AdioKIP said:
I would take the 2x 7950's in crossfire. I have 2x Sapphire 7950's and love them.When I need extra power I can easily overclock them to match a stock 7970ghz edition which is the same as the 280x. Combine this with the fact that since the new cards are out 7950's have gotten DIRT cheap. Between my 2 cards I paid $700. Now 18 months later you can get the same cards for a total of about $360 after mail in rebates


REBATES! i should be so lucky, i live in the UK and i don't think we have that scheme.

a stoc Sapphire Toxic 280x £270 has 1100mhz core and 6.4hgz GDDR
a stoc XFX FX-795A 7950 £185 has 800mhz core and 5ghz GDDR3

Interesting the £100 difference when you consider you can o/c the 7950 to match a stoc lower end 280x
October 22, 2013 2:29:10 PM

Even at stock speeds, 2x 7950's in crossfire are going to perform better than a 280x. Overclock the 7950's and the 780x wouldn't even be close to competing. To me the $100 price difference is well worth it in this instance. Plus with the 7950's you should get 3 free games each. That is unless that deal is not available in the UK like the rebates. We may have a government that refuses to agree then decides to stop working and a lot of other issues, but at least we get great deals on video cards. :-) LOL
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