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CF 7970s vs Trifire 6990/6970

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Any idea which would come out on top and by how much? I like my setup, but it is an electric bill nightmare.

Mainly game BF3.
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Should be very close in BF3. HD 7970 will be better with AA on. What kind of resolution are you pushing?
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I was thinking this same thing. I think crossfired 7970s after OC would be better, but by how much, I don't know. I would like to see some numbers in different games. Ive seen some benchmarks that put a 7970 OC close to a stock 6990 at higher resolutions. Definately less power with CF 7970s though.
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At 5760 x 1080 and a 1920 x 1080.
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At that kind of resolution HD 7970s will be better. Just wait for HD 7990. 2 x HD 7970s is way too much and there will be a lot of demand.
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7970 CFX matches 6990 CFX. It'll be a slight upgrade, but power consumption won't necessarily go down that much.
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I will have this exact comparison to talk about when the 7990 is released. biggrin.gif

Honestly in Eyefinity the fps will more than likely be about the same, but the 7970 xfire will be "smoother" if that makes any sense, this is the reason I will make the switch. 6xxx tri-fire does some serious work in Eyefinity thumb.gif

NOTE: It will be cheaper to do 6990/6970 than Xfire 7970. If the 7990 actually hits it's estimated retail price of $850.00 then that's the way to go, but only time will tell.
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post #8 of 8
do the 7970 xfire, would be epic in surround gaming specially for BF3, even tri 6970s would be an upgrade(by a small amount). same price range for all three setups.
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