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Edited by disintegratorx - 12/16/12 at 1:56pm
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Originally Posted by afadzil21 View Post

Quite true. Not everyone has money to burn again once they've bought a high-end card. Worse still is the resale value of the 7970's have dropped quite a bit since the 680's came out. If I could get another 7970 for cheap, I would. Hoping Xfire would help my performance a bit. But with all the problems many here are having with Xfire, I'm not even sure it's worth dropping the dough for a second 7970. A price would definitely help. I've got my single card set at 1100/1500 (conservative I know). But it still ain't good enough because of the damn drivers. NV is able to squeeze almost every ounce of performance out of their cards with the superb drivers. We know the 7970's are superior hardware but are being held back by crappy drivers. I do hope AMD is reading and at least update the CAP profiles to ensure the AAA titles are well covered and optimized.

xfire may bring you a whole new world of hurt ...

if you aren't running a larger monitor, 120hz monitor 27" or eyefinity setup... one may be just enough imho
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Originally Posted by ZealotKi11er View Post

I think most problems are caused by trying to OC the cards. Also so people dont get the wrong idea only people that complain come here. Those have no problems are enjoining gaming. I got to say HD 79XX so far are not even close to the driver problems AMD has had in the past. They are borderline bad. I did not have a single issue with HD 6990. I got to say though that for me problems start once i try to OC over 1125Mhz. I dont know why AMD has to put limits on their cards. It was so simple with GTX580. Install card, drivers, MSI AB. Set voltage and Clock and Boom. Now i have to unlock this unlock that, disable this, not use that, something is bout to go wrong.
This is really the only problem i had and 12.4 Beta fixed it for me. It was caused from random clock jump from 2D to 3D in desktop.

My issue is eyefinity. I am not even overclocked outside of CCC anymore because the drivers are too unstable. I am literally vanilla and still have driver issues.

It's so bad I am going to eat the entire cost of waterblocks by switching to Nvidia. Know what? If my experience with the 680 is like my past Nvidia experiences, the loss will be worth every penny.
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Originally Posted by Ken1649 View Post

I say go try 680s then share the experience biggrin.gif

Also, I don't think AMD is watching this thread biggrin.gif

My 680 will be here tomorrow. I shall certainly share my experience.

Sorry for the double post guys, didn't mean to.
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Only one 680 instead of two to replace 7970 crossfire? A 680 must really be that powerful to drive 5760x1080 biggrin.gif

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Originally Posted by wirefox View Post

xfire may bring you a whole new world of hurt ...
if you aren't running a larger monitor, 120hz monitor 27" or eyefinity setup... one may be just enough imho

Yeah. One would be enough if it's performed like a 680 right now. The current drivers on the 7970 aren't really enough. I want 60fps with max graphics on all games if possible. So Xfire is still on the cards. SLi 680's may be the next bet, but that'll cost me big time. Thinking I should've waited for the 680 and kept my 550 for PhysX. The wake up problem is the big kicker here. Never had that with NV. I may just need to eat my losses and go back to NV. Well, I could just blow my cash and take the risk with another 7970 and see where that goes. Though I'd probably just get another Gigabyte WF3 card just to avoid the compatibility issues. Easier to run cards from the manufacturer than to try running different non-reference designs.
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METRO 2033, ALL MAX OUT

7970 @ def ( 925 / 1375 )
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GTX 680 @ 1110 ( with Boost ) and 1500 mem
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Originally Posted by svthomas View Post

My 680 will be here tomorrow. I shall certainly share my experience.
Sorry for the double post guys, didn't mean to.

So what do you plan on doing with your old card I do take donation. LOL
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I wonder what would happen if you crossfired a 7950 and 7970 does any think problems but i should be fine. Donate way SVTHOMAS.. Donate way. I called it first plus im poor lol...
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Originally Posted by Ryncrash View Post

I wonder what would happen if you crossfired a 7950 and 7970 does any think problems but i should be fine. Donate way SVTHOMAS.. Donate way. I called it first plus im poor lol...

Not any more problems than crossfired 7950 or crossfired 7970. They're the same GPU essentially.
     
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