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Getting tax returns in. Wondering what to add to my PC listed below...

Obviously my 4970's are a bit outdated. They aren't quite cutting it for me anymore and i want to upgrade.

Was thinking about trifire just becasue it would be sexy. I've run SLI and Crossfire setups in the past and always wanted 3 or 4 cards.

So i was thinking maybe 3 6950's

Would i be better off going with 2 6970s or 1 7970 and add a 2nd one later on?


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post #2 of 38
i'd say 7970 and buy a second one later, it will be cool to have 6gigs of vram on two cards
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except it would only be 3gbs not 6gbs tho if the rumored 6gb versions come out then yea truely 6gb's redface.gif
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Does it not only use the vram from one card thought? When in crossfire
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except it would only be 3gbs not 6gbs tho if the rumored 6gb versions come out then yea truely 6gb's redface.gif

thought so
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Quote:
Originally Posted by vltor View Post

i'd say 7970 and buy a second one later, it will be cool to have 6gigs of vram on two cards

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CrossFire and SLI do not add the memories together... But Yes. +1 on the 7970's
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agreed 7970s thumb.gif
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I'd go with 2 unlockable 6950s for around $450 total which will own the 7970, and possibly a 3rd if you can afford it, which when unlocked and OC'd a little, perform EXACTLY on par with 2 7970s in Crossfire at stock. How do I know this? I have 3 6970s @ 950/1400 and I get identical marks in 3dmark11 vs 2 7970s in CF @ stock, as well as identical FPS in various games for a MUCH cheaper price.
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My vote on the 7970s just beastly.
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Is unlocking the 6950s dangerous?
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