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Taxes came in and I cant decide (crossfire 6870 1GB or a single 7950 3GB (Mainly playing BF3 & Skyrim) 1920x1080

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  • 11% (1)
    Crossfire 6870 1GB (Since I own 1 already) ($164.00)
  • 88% (8)
    7950 3GB ($450.00)
9 Total Votes  
post #1 of 14
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I cant decide. Taxes are in and I just cant decide. If I go with a 7950 I will be selling my current 6870. I want to be able to start maxing BF3 but worried about Vram limitations if I crossfire

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post #2 of 14
7950.
Because new tech is fun.
Adding another later on is a good option.
More Vram
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post #3 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by Munchkinpuncher View Post

7950.
Because new tech is fun.
Adding another later on is a good option.
Seconded.
    
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post #4 of 14
7950.
post #5 of 14
I hate multi-gpu solutions because there is always worry about:
1) What actually utilizes them
2) Drivers
3) Stutter
4) Heat
I have had my fair share of issues with dual gpu cards and xfire/sli setup,s and will never again use something like that. A single powerful and efficient card is always the better option even if it requires some work to get rid of something you currently own.
    
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post #6 of 14
That's a no brainer....grab the 7950 and never look back.
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post #7 of 14
I'd say just get another 6870 for cheap. You are only gaming at 1920x1080 and at that resolution crossfire actually works ok. You won't be able to use deferred AA for BF3 though, but otherwise should be pretty good. I doubt there'll be too many games maxing it out in the near future. Metro 2034 is coming out only next year, so until then you'll be fine. At that point you can upgrade to the 8xxx series.

You can find new 6870s for under 170 bucks. In a year you'll probably get at least that much for both cards.
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post #8 of 14
7950 for sure.
Edited by ChosenOne - 2/5/12 at 7:39pm
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post #9 of 14
+1 for the 7950.

I have dual 6850 and the performance is great (no stutter, heat or driver problems), but do have to cut back a little on textures due to Vram.
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post #10 of 14
Id definitely go with the 7950, will work out better in the long run
    
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