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What would be better guys?

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  • 100% (3)
    Radeon 7970 x2 in Xfire
  • 0% (0)
    Radeon 7990
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post #1 of 9
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Well it's tax return time again and I just finished and filed my taxes this morning. I'm getting back a substantial amount and so I want to build a new PC. I know this time I want the PC to last awhile so I do not want to settle for just one top of the line GPU. I either want to cross fire or wait for the 7990 itself. What do you guys think would be better? If you pick the 7990 any info on when it might be released would be awesome, I'm also assuming 1 7990 would be cheaper then 2 7970's.
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Woops - mis-read OP smile.gif
Edited by pjBSOD - 1/27/12 at 7:05pm
post #3 of 9
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Um I didn't plan on putting 5870's in crossfire??
post #4 of 9
I'd get the 7990, because i believe you can crossfire it with a 7970 later on if you need to =P (at least I believe you can)
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Yes to be honest I would prefer the 7990 b/c I believe it's cheaper as well, however when I google the 7990 the latest info I can find is from mid December and they all say the same thing. There is no updates on when they are in fact coming out.
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Originally Posted by Hexa View Post

Um I didn't plan on putting 5870's in crossfire??

My apologies, I took a look at your sig rig and thought you were trying to decide whether to CF 5870s or go a single 7xxx series smile.gif
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all good dude lol
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Though it's true that getting one 7990 might be less expensive up front and you can always crossfire with 7970 later without closing that door option let me point out a few facts that will give you some food for thought.

1. Two 7970's will over clock higher than one 7990 and give you better performance. Two of any cards do better than their single DUAL GPU counterpart.

2. Dual-GPU's are notorious for not getting enough driver love when new drivers come out. The improvements are fewer as AMD will focus on their bread n butter money makers. More people will own single cards than the dual card.

3. One card goes bad you can always keep the other while the RMA process takes place. One 7990 goes bad and your down and out until it arrives back.

4. If your budget doesn't allow or noticed your PSU doesn't allow (and your not looking to upgrade it) for more than the one 7990 or two 7970's crossfire then think about the issues I've brought up.


The upside on one 7990 is less heat dissipation to top card so your GPU temps will be lower.

Takes up less space and will leave PCIe room if you want to add any other type of PCIe component like dedicated sound card.

As mentioned above (if you replace your 750 watt PSU) you can leave the door open to upgrade to add a 7970 for tri-SLI power.


Hope that helps in seeing the full picture before pulling the trigger on your purchase when it comes out. Either option though will levae you with a huge smile and it's a matter of personal preference. thumb.gif
     
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If you can wait for 7990, it will be a cheaper solution. One waterblock for 2 GPUs if you plan on watercooling. Not sure the release date for 7990.

 

On air, you'd be better off with 2x 7970s or 7950s.

 

Another note, crossfire stuttering is a myth. Mostly we hear it from hear-say or from actual users who don't have the right hardware to support crossfire/SLI. Or from thier past experinces with 4xxx or 5xxx series.

 

If you plan on crossfire, get a board that has at least 2 PCIe @x8/x8 with enough PCIe slot spacing for better air intake.

 

 

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