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I got an 8120 at 4.5 ghz for 24/7 usage and a hd7970 clocked at 1200 core and 1600 for memory and it is fine, i reckon if i crossfired with another one it could probably still cope...
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I got an 8120 at 4.5 ghz for 24/7 usage and a hd7970 clocked at 1200 core and 1600 for memory and it is fine, i reckon if i crossfired with another one it could probably still cope...

well im interested to find out tomorrow. Obviously you would have to be an ostrich to be blind to the negative press but I have experienced none of it with my fx as yet. I suppose it helps I don't play any of the most common cpu bound games like sc2 or civ 5 so for me my fx is perfect and like I said pushes my single gpu to the limit so im looking forward to trying two tomorrow. I will still only be gaming at 1920x1080 so have a feeling I will max out both of the cards. have no intentions to use multiple monitors yet. The proof will be in the pudding I suppose but im pretty confident it will be fine. Am interested to hear any owners experience rather than biased benches from the wider net.
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Any of the fx club members currently running hd7870 crossfire set ups or similar? if there is, what is your experience with it. I have been running one 7870 and my fx8120 constantly maxes it out on the games I play so today I decided to buy another. Up to now been more than impressed with my fx,8120 I love this cpu but im just wondering how will cope with my new gpu set up from tomorrow. Any experience of it would be welcome. Thanks in advance

running 7870 crossfire here.

8120@ 4.9ghz
rest in sig.

No problems. in the games i play. Playing 1080x3 eye infinity. Gives me solid game play in just about every game at this resolution. Cpu still strong enough to supply 99% GPU usage in games. Usually my gpu usage is in the 60-70% range, though i play with vsync on so usage throttles at 60fps. If i turn it off i get 99% usage. I've had two 7870's pretty much on their launch day. Figured 7870 crossfire is better than a single 7970, for about 100$ more. (7970's were 500$-550$ then) 7870's were 300-350$. Granted i spent few dollars more than a single 7970. I came from a 6870 1gb crossfire setup, the extra frame buffer really helped out.

To be honest a single 7870 highly overclocked provided enough performance for 60+fps in all games at 1080p or 1920x1200. The second card made 1x3 eye infinity a great experience with a single card settings had to be cut back a good bit. Some games i have played. Dota2, Supreme commander forged alliance, Supreme Commander 2, Civilization V, COD MW3, COD Black Ops, Battlefield 3, Witcher 2, Cties Xl 2012, Nexuiz, Portal, portal 2, Need for Speed Shift, Need for Speed Shift 2, Grid, Fallout 3, Fallout New Vegas, Fallen Earth, Skyrim , Crysis 2, Crysis Warhead, Age of Empires Online, Quake 4. Well you get the point i will stop listing games.

Waiting to drop in pile-driver. Upgrade is not needed, but i do a-lot of video work, and cad stuff, extreme mutitasking, so every extra bit of performance increases my productivity even if its only a few seconds here and there, over a few months it adds up.
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running 7870 crossfire here.
8120@ 4.9ghz
rest in sig.
No problems. in the games i play. Playing 1080x3 eye infinity. Gives me solid game play in just about every game at this resolution. Cpu still strong enough to supply 99% GPU usage in games. Usually my gpu usage is in the 60-70% range, though i play with vsync on so usage throttles at 60fps. If i turn it off i get 99% usage. I've had two 7870's pretty much on their launch day. Figured 7870 crossfire is better than a single 7970, for about 100$ more. (7970's were 500$-550$ then) 7870's were 300-350$. Granted i spent few dollars more than a single 7970. I came from a 6870 1gb crossfire setup, the extra frame buffer really helped out.
To be honest a single 7870 highly overclocked provided enough performance for 60+fps in all games at 1080p or 1920x1200. The second card made 1x3 eye infinity a great experience with a single card settings had to be cut back a good bit. Some games i have played. Dota2, Supreme commander forged alliance, Supreme Commander 2, Civilization V, COD MW3, COD Black Ops, Battlefield 3, Witcher 2, Cties Xl 2012, Nexuiz, Portal, portal 2, Need for Speed Shift, Need for Speed Shift 2, Grid, Fallout 3, Fallout New Vegas, Fallen Earth, Skyrim , Crysis 2, Crysis Warhead, Age of Empires Online, Quake 4. Well you get the point i will stop listing games.
Waiting to drop in pile-driver. Upgrade is not needed, but i do a-lot of video work, and cad stuff, extreme mutitasking, so every extra bit of performance increases my productivity even if its only a few seconds here and there, over a few months it adds up.

That's brilliant thanks. Will be going eyefinity route myself sometime in the near future but first wanted to try crossfire. Thanks for the input
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Hey guys,

I need your input!

I can purchase a 965BE or a 6100 for about $100

Which should I get and can you point me to any good comparisons?

My rig broke and I'm tired of waiting on the RMA process (been almost 3 months) so I need a new decent(will be used for low-quality/minecraft gaming) and the mobo is AM3+ so it's backwards compatible with the AM3.
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Hey guys,
I need your input!
I can purchase a 965BE or a 6100 for about $100
Which should I get and can you point me to any good comparisons?
My rig broke and I'm tired of waiting on the RMA process (been almost 3 months) so I need a new decent(will be used for low-quality/minecraft gaming) and the mobo is AM3+ so it's backwards compatible with the AM3.

That's a tough one. When faced with the same decision recently, I took the FX 6100.
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That's a tough one. When faced with the same decision recently, I took the FX 6100.

I was thinking the same due to the clockability and extra instruction sets but i dont know if the 760g mobo can Oc or do it with stability.
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I was thinking the same due to the clockability and extra instruction sets but i dont know if the 760g mobo can Oc or do it with stability.
Do you Know which 760G Board it is?
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I was thinking the same due to the clockability and extra instruction sets but i dont know if the 760g mobo can Oc or do it with stability.

The board they give you with it is kinda weak. You must be talking about a freebie board from MicroCenter. I'm in the process of buying a better board before I build with the FX 6100. I want to build once and not be disappointed.
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Add me, got an FX-8120 and I love it!

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