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post #21 of 45
Umm... yeah, but if you're going to crash every 20-40 minutes, what's the point? I know people with 7970's and 7770's in Xfire that keep crashing with the 12.3 drivers (or get issues playing games with the RC11 drivers). It's not the performance of the cards that keep most people from going AMD, it's the drivers. Hopefully AMD can get on the ball.

The price point is also still too high.
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post #22 of 45
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Originally Posted by El_Capitan View Post

Hopefully AMD can get on the ball.

I hope so too...That's the one of a few reasons why I've continued to stick with a single AMD gpu setup. Here's to wishing & hoping thinking.gif
post #23 of 45
This is what I've been saying for a few weeks now, 7850s and 7870s in crossfire will have excellent scaling and performance.

HOWEVER, I was expecting it to be $199 and $299... Instead it's $249 and $349 MSRP. And we all KNOW that we're not going to see these prices and they will be marked up by at least 10-20%. frown.gif

Oh well, I'm getting two 6950s unlocked to 6970s for $415 cash after seeing the reviews. Spending the extra $120-$200 is not worth it for me.
post #24 of 45
Uhm ... that's very nice but i kinda fail to see how it this such a surprise for you ?
Besides this is only a viable choice only if it's 2 x 7850 at ~ 500$ otherwise it's no treat considering poor AMD CF driver support and 2 card setup noise levels.
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Uhm ... that's very nice but i kinda fail to see how it this such a surprise for you ?
Besides this is only a viable choice only if it's 2 x 7850 at ~ 500$ otherwise it's no treat considering poor AMD CF driver support and 2 card setup noise levels.

Actually I pinned my upgrade to CF hopes on the 7870 expecting to spend around ~$600... Instead that number jumped to $700 (or $761 w/tax) which again, I cannot justify if I can get a pair of "6970s" for $346 less. Even the 2 7850s will cost $543. And again this is not even factoring mark-up.

(That is if you were replying to me:D)
post #26 of 45
You guys are confusing how Crossfire works with how SLI works. There is no down-clocking or scaling of companion cards, 7870 + 7850 Crossfire will outperform 7850 crossfire. It's worked this way since CrossfireX was introduced with the HD3000 series.
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kookoo.gif You should stop looking in the mirror...you're telling on yourself wink.gif

Not sure I understand? I have owned both ati Nvida and AMD I do not favor one over the other..... If you like amd good if you like Nvidia or Intel good why does it matter ?
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Looks like 7870cf beats out the 580sli biggrin.gif
http://www.tweaktown.com/articles/4597/amd_radeon_hd_7870_2gb_reference_video_cards_in_crossfire/index.html
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Every time I see a thread like this, a lot of people argue about drivers. Ther are a lot of us (me included) that don't have issues with drivers. I max Everything. ..

On to the topic.. Those are great early numbers even though some of those numbers are on stock. NVidia needs to get on the ball before they get wayyy behind. I'm no fan boi so I'm anxious to see their response to all this. Especially now how 8000 series cards are already being rumored.
Edited by OverSightX - 3/6/12 at 11:47am
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