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Another question.
I constantly have issues with radeon's CCC (like it trying to override application settings, constant issues with every new driver release, etc).
A good example: i downloaded new CCC and drivers. From that point on i cant play SWTOR because no matter what i do, i keep getting black lines strobing across my screen in game. I have adjusted all settings i could find in both game menu, CCC and radeonpro - no use.
The point of this reply is, you recommended 7970, but are there any non-radeon cards that fit my criteria? (ones that are out now or will be out somewhat soon).
Im defo going away from crossfire at some point in the future, and i do believe i will be going away from radeons as well. Too much PITA to hassle with.

The GTX 670 2 Gb. should be out in February. Rumour has it that it is to challenge the 7970 3 Gb.

You don't need to upgrade the CPU. Not at all. Your CPU is good for 2-4 years.
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The GTX 670 2 Gb. should be out in February. Rumour has it that it is to challenge the 7970 3 Gb.
You don't need to upgrade the CPU. Not at all. Your CPU is good for 2-4 years.

The 600 serious is mobile GPU's. The 700 series is the next desktop lineup.
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7970 give you some performance..no more multi-gpu headaches..Thanks for posting this..as i was
considering getting a couple of 6870s..just for kicks.
Nahh..Single gpu,FTW!
 
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One more question.

I am currently running on Asus Rampage III Extreme. After reading THIS article, i am somewhat confused in regards to a couple questions

1) I know you said that this card will fit in my case, but will it fit on my MB? Im clueless about all the PCI-e stuff etc
2) The article mentions multiple types of PCI-e (2,3, 2x, 8x, etc)... with my motherboard, will i get a good performance out of 7970? Or will it have to be dumbed down somewhat?
3) If i ever plan on getting 2nd 7970, will my MB support xfire with them?

And please, be as noob-friendly with me as you can when explaining ^^ Cheers!
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