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Crossfire 6870 or single 7970?

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I'm on a very tight budget right now, with only $590. Spend $160, or $450 after selling my HD 6870.

What should I get? I play with a 60hz monitor 1920x1080, and I would like to play every game, including Crysis 2, on ultra with average fps around 60. I don't plan on crossfiring 7970 in the future, so it's either strictly xfire 6870 or single 7970. What would be a better option?

I plan on doing a full upgrade--monitor to 120hz, new pc, etc.--at around 2014 after I make some cash.
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Get a 7950 and overclock it for 450.
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7970 without a doubt. But whether the cost is worth it to you or not is your call.

No crossfire issues, much higher RAM, high overclock headroom, heavily increased tesselation performance.

The question is whether to go crossfire 6970's or single 7970, not crossfire 6870's or single 7970.
 
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With one 7970 you dont have to worry about crossfire bugs/glitches/driver issues or wait till AMD release CAPs for a new game. It would be an overkill if a game is capped to 60fps (vsync) though you can up every setting to the max and it has a high OCing headroom as well and can run close to two 6970s etc... On the other hand nVidia talks will be within the week and you may see a good next gen card in the $300~ range or prices will go down for AMD. Also by the time you upgrade in 2014 there should be faster video cards available at lower prices so another 6850 wouldn't be so bad. There isnt anything bad about crossfire but I'm just pointing out the little things that you'll have to face later on.
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