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hi guys i was wondering if you could help me. would it be better to buy a 3rd 6970 since i have 2 already or should i sell my 6970s and go for a 7970 and crossfire later? i want to get best bf3 performance i can. so how good is 6970 trifire compared to 7970 crossfire?
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a 7970 is really good single card, oc it to about 1200 core and it'll be about as fast as a 6990 also not far behind from the 6990+6970 even at multi monitor resolutions where it shines in the most smile.gif plus to you wouldn't have to worry about CFX set driver problems. smile.gif
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Two 6970s = 1 7970, roughly. Thus two 7970 will equal 4 6970s, this I know first hand because I had 4 of them cars before swapping to 3 7970s. It's dumbfounding to watch 2 7970s match and beat my old quads.

If you have the funds, do it.
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What kind of monitor and resolution do you play at? If your refresh rate is maxed at 60hz and you play at 1920x1080 then go with Tri-fire, you'll easily be averaging 80-120fps and 4XAA will be possible while still keeping above 60fps/60hz refresh rate. This would only cost you very little obviously. If you have a 120hz monitor, play above 1080p, or use multi-monitors then you're going to need Crossfire 7970's in order keep the performance up.
    
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Crossfire the 7970s.

Better scaling aswell, trfire 6970s wont give 3x performance, whereas dual 7970s will give 2x performance (or close to it anyway)
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or should i wait for the new nvidia card? do you think itll be better than the 7970?
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Sell up and grab a 7970, then crossfire that. thumb.gif
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or should i wait for the new nvidia card? do you think itll be better than the 7970?

At this point... I'd wait and see.
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or should i wait for the new nvidia card? do you think itll be better than the 7970?

Not without knowing what your specs are! You could be gaming at 1680 res for all we know. It is stupid to spend $1200+ on Crossfire 7970 compared to another $300 for Trifire 6970 unless you will actually make use of that performance. 6970 Tri-fire=7970 Crossfire at Stock settings.

That is $900 minimum in savings for the same performance. exclamation.gif

It sounds like your have money to burn so you'll probably buy the latest hardware whether you will need it or not but if you share some of your hardware specs then you'll get informed recommendations.

BF3 is my main game and if I had a 60hz monitor I would never consider 7970's.
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post #10 of 18
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well i try to keep up with the latest hardware and i play on 1080 with 120 hertz so i would like to keep my bf3 fps as high as possible to keep it really smooth....i also plan on doing eyefinity...but right now i dont know if i should get the 7970 or wait for the new nvidia card...i figure the nvidia card will out perform the 7970 given the extra time nvidia has had. i currently have a i7-2600k o.c. to 5ghz and im trying to get the most fps possible for battlefield 3. currently with my 6970 crossfire i get 90-200 fps, but it dips really low on the newer maps. but id like to stay 120+. you guys think its possible?
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