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Crossfire 7850 VVS. HD 7970

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  • ASUS 7970
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  • Asus 7850 CROSSFIRE
  • 100 %
April 3, 2014 10:40:39 AM

Hey guys,
i was wondering ... would i upgrade my current HD 7850 Asus GPU to a HD 7970 GPU or better crossfire the 7850's ? [[NOTE : i have a 600watt PSU by corsair]]

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a b ) Power supply
a b U Graphics card
April 3, 2014 4:33:53 PM

I looked it up a bit and came up with these:

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/395067-33-crossfire-7...

http://www.pcgamer.com/2012/11/19/hd-7850-1gb-crossfire...

Honestly, it seems like the only limitation you would face by CF 7850s would be the 1gb vram and that you might need a new PSU 750.

A good choice for the psu would be this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Power Supply: XFX 750W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($79.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $79.99
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-03 19:32 EDT-0400)

But you may be able to squeak by with the 650w psu depending on how old it is.

Personally I would try to get a 280x or the 7970 mainly due to the 1gb vram and stability of a single card vs dual cards
April 5, 2014 6:06:06 AM

numanator said:
I looked it up a bit and came up with these:

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/395067-33-crossfire-7...

http://www.pcgamer.com/2012/11/19/hd-7850-1gb-crossfire...

Honestly, it seems like the only limitation you would face by CF 7850s would be the 1gb vram and that you might need a new PSU 750.

A good choice for the psu would be this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Power Supply: XFX 750W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($79.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $79.99
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-03 19:32 EDT-0400)

But you may be able to squeak by with the 650w psu depending on how old it is.

Personally I would try to get a 280x or the 7970 mainly due to the 1gb vram and stability of a single card vs dual cards


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April 5, 2014 6:06:19 AM

i have a 2GB Asus version though ?
a b ) Power supply
a b U Graphics card
April 8, 2014 8:33:47 AM

Sorry for the late reply, was out of town. If you have the 2gb version and can find another 2gb version to CF then it would work out pretty well. But, before you go for it, I would check to see what games support crossfire that you like to play. I know most big name games do support it but indie games don't always.

Also I made a mistake earlier and thought you had a 650w psu not a 600w psu. I would definately get a new PSU for crossfire since I would not trust a 600w power supply to handle the needs of 2 cards.
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