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Crossfire 7970 (just two cards) and Eyefinity owners, how's your Eyefinity experience? Vram usage? What games perform well and which don't? Hows the performance at stock 925, 1000, or more?
I'm thinking of getting a couple to run 3240x1920. The most demanding games i have and I want to run in Eyefinity:
metro 2033
crysis 1 & 2
BF3
BF2
I have a few more other games but they don't require a lot of hardware. I'm on the fence on what to upgrade to. I'm running air and my mb does have two 16x (2.0) slots with perfect spacing for two cards with two-slot coolers. I don't have any worries with power or cpu tbh, just looking for something that can handle three screens. Thanks and +1

Any help please smile.gif Thanks thumb.gif
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Any help please smile.gif Thanks thumb.gif

I see you want to play Metro 2033 and Crysis 1.
Current AMD offering smoke Nvidia in those games, HD7970 can be almost 40-50% faster than GTX 680 in some parts in those games.
At stock settings between the two the difference is not that much. But if the HD7970 memory is overclocked to 1600-1700 MHz = 326.4GB/s bandwidth it will increase the gap over the bandwidth constrained GTX 680 which can get only 236.8 GB/s at most.
Those games are known to favor AMD cards even in the past. but the difference wasn't as big as this.
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Crossfire 7970 (just two cards) and Eyefinity owners, how's your Eyefinity experience? Vram usage? What games perform well and which don't? Hows the performance at stock 925, 1000, or more?
I'm thinking of getting a couple to run 3240x1920. The most demanding games i have and I want to run in Eyefinity:
metro 2033
crysis 1 & 2
BF3
BF2
I have a few more other games but they don't require a lot of hardware. I'm on the fence on what to upgrade to. I'm running air and my mb does have two 16x (2.0) slots with perfect spacing for two cards with two-slot coolers. I don't have any worries with power or cpu tbh, just looking for something that can handle three screens. Thanks and +1

Any help please smile.gif Thanks thumb.gif

Your resolution isn't much higher than mine honestly (I'm at 2560x1600). My single 7970 handles all of those just fine maxed out for the most part. Metro I have to disable DOF I believe, Crysis I have to use no AA, Crysis 2 = maxed out 100%, BF3 = no AA (or use FXAA), BF2 = maxed out, BFBC2 = maxed out.

I'd give one card a try first, and see how that treats you. You might be surprised.
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This is great! I am definitley going to get this? I have one more question before I do. How come you linked me to this when I can get this for the same price with free games? smile.gif

yeah same card with game bundle. the one with game bundle seems to have shipping costs while the one without seems to be free shipping today. check out which is better and pick what suits you. thumb.gif
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I see you want to play Metro 2033 and Crysis 1.
Current AMD offering smoke Nvidia in those games, HD7970 can be almost 40-50% faster than GTX 680 in some parts in those games.
At stock settings between the two the difference is not that much. But if the HD7970 memory is overclocked to 1600-1700 MHz = 326.4GB/s bandwidth it will increase the gap over the bandwidth constrained GTX 680 which can get only 236.8 GB/s at most.
Those games are known to favor AMD cards even in the past. but the difference wasn't as big as this.

Yeah, some games it can go either way. I love amd for their lower prices and lots of vram. The 79xx has been a major improvement compared to the 69xx series. Tempted to get three 7970s but running a triple air sandwich is hard.
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Your resolution isn't much higher than mine honestly (I'm at 2560x1600). My single 7970 handles all of those just fine maxed out for the most part. Metro I have to disable DOF I believe, Crysis I have to use no AA, Crysis 2 = maxed out 100%, BF3 = no AA (or use FXAA), BF2 = maxed out, BFBC2 = maxed out.
I'd give one card a try first, and see how that treats you. You might be surprised.

Thanks bud thumb.gif. I'm on the fence whether to get two 7970s (or three biggrin.gif), a gtx 690, or two gtx 590s. All would be around the same price and so far its really hard to pick a winner. I'm not bias since both sides have their pros and cons. I know the 7970s have the capacity but that extra bit of grunt is crucial sometimes. The 7970s are impressive at 5760x1080 but the same can be said about the 690. The 590s on the other hand are super tempting since this has a lot of hp, not a lot of vram, but that 4th may compensate for that. A few people agree that its the best performing setup but its at its limit so no upgrade path is available for that. I'm really trying to stick to air cooling for now, so two physical cards would be the most I would want to control the temps and noise.
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Im glad i didnt got the 7950 VaporX or the Sapphire OC version as it was suggested by other since there are ppl having issue with then, sorry for those of you that went into that , and i got my sweet XFX R7950 DD BlackEdition
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Im glad i didnt got the 7950 VaporX or the Sapphire OC version as it was suggested by other since there are ppl having issue with then, sorry for those of you that went into that , and i got my sweet XFX R7950 DD BlackEdition

Enjoy your lack of warranty and customer service. thumb.gif
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yeah same card with game bundle. the one with game bundle seems to have shipping costs while the one without seems to be free shipping today. check out which is better and pick what suits you. thumb.gif

Just bought it with the games and paid the $11 dollars for 2 day shipping. I wanted to thank you for your help here and on my other thread asking for the 7950 help thumb.gif
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Enjoy your lack of warranty and customer service. thumb.gif

At least he got some double D's biggrin.gif


Tbh, XFX horror stories have settled down a bit. Though, I'm sure your experience is alive and well in your head Pio.




@EliteReply, Pio is not a huge XFX fan as you can see wink.gif. These are nice coolers but they still dump hot air into the case frown.gif
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Enjoy your lack of warranty and customer service. thumb.gif

At least he got some double D's biggrin.gif


Tbh, XFX horror stories have settled down a bit. Though, I'm sure your experience is alive and well in your head Pio.




@EliteReply, Pio is not a huge XFX fan as you can see wink.gif. These are nice coolers but they still dump hot air into the case frown.gif

Actually, the DD coolers are some of the worst out there for these cards....only followed by the bad batch of DC II's. The VRM's overheat on the DD cards, sometimes even at stock. And if you use another cooler.....say goodbye to any warranty you had before, because XFX puts stickers over the screws to tell if you've messed with the card or not.

I hate on XFX, yes. But I do so with good reason. tongue.gif
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