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2x7970 or 3x6970

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With the 7970s (all but) here, I imagine the 6970 stock will begin to dry up. So the decision to get the 6970s at a lower price, or wait for the 7970s to come down to a more reasonable level, is beginning to be upon me. The goal is 3x24" (5760x1200) Eyefinity running BF3 Multiplayer smooth and fast on Ultra.

My 6950s will not cut it.

I imagine at some point the price will be about the same, so if that becomes the deciding criteria, it will be an easy decision. Your thoughts? Suggestions?

Thanx
post #2 of 6
I would go (and did) with dual 7970s. I am betting their overclocking capability should allow for MP on Ultra (maybe without MSAA) to be smooth.
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I am not sure your CPU is going to like it, however. But thats for a different thread?
post #4 of 6
7970s if you have the money

my 6990 in bf3 eyefinity 5760x1200p can only play at high frown.gif 1 more 6970 in the mix probably still cannot max it out, so 7970s probably the best route, if you dont mind spending the money that is.
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At that res, 3GB of VRAM will help out more than 2. Also, you will get better scaling and less problems with just two cards instead of three. The 7970 will overclock much better, has good power consumption (especially idle) and is the better choice IMO
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Yep, scaling was one of the first things I thought of. Especially after 12.1 de-stabilized my up-to that-point rock-solid 6950 Xfire.
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I am not sure your CPU is going to like it, however. But thats for a different thread?

Have to cross that lonely bridge when I come to it...
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