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I got a 7970 for free so I'm a bit curious to test it. I got rid of a pair of 6970's that I wasn't overly thrilled with (too many crossfire related issues). I wouldn't consider going to 2x 7970 unless it was a relatively bug free experience.
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Yeah due to SLI/Crossfire issues, I would think the 7970 would top off in many areas.
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I would really consider waiting for the 680 and compare that to your 2x 570s. Even if it is slightly slower than your 570s, the lack of microstuttering and no more SLI issues in some games would make it overall better (in my opinion).

If your set on the 7970, I still would think that would be more enjoyable than 2x 570s. Not a big fan of dual-GPU setups due to microsuttering and driver issues.
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I got a 7970 for free so I'm a bit curious to test it. I got rid of a pair of 6970's that I wasn't overly thrilled with (too many crossfire related issues). I wouldn't consider going to 2x 7970 unless it was a relatively bug free experience.

In that case, I would definitely sell the 570s and use the 7970. Less numbers of benchmarks, but it's single GPU vs multi GPU. Try it for yourself and see if you think it feels smoother.. I went from a faster SLI setup to a single 580 about a year ago and it was a choice I never regretted. My games felt smooth even if they are at 30-35FPS. Anything under 55FPS on my SLI setup was unplayable due to microstuttering.
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unless you have vram limitations, an SLI 570 will dominate a 7970.
post #15 of 24
Get the 7970 and crossfire it when you have the upgrade itch (or sell the single card which will be worth more money than two 'lower end' cards a year or two from now).
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I would really consider waiting for the 680 and compare that to your 2x 570s. Even if it is slightly slower than your 570s, the lack of microstuttering and no more SLI issues in some games would make it overall better (in my opinion).
If your set on the 7970, I still would think that would be more enjoyable than 2x 570s. Not a big fan of dual-GPU setups due to microsuttering and driver issues.
In that case, I would definitely sell the 570s and use the 7970. Less numbers of benchmarks, but it's single GPU vs multi GPU. Try it for yourself and see if you think it feels smoother.. I went from a faster SLI setup to a single 580 about a year ago and it was a choice I never regretted. My games felt smooth even if they are at 30-35FPS. Anything under 55FPS on my SLI setup was unplayable due to microstuttering.

I went the same route awhile back. Went from pairs of different cards to a single 580 and found it to be a much smoother experience (even if the FPS cap was a bit lower). I went back into a pair of 570's due to getting them literally for free.
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I went the same route awhile back. Went from pairs of different cards to a single 580 and found it to be a much smoother experience (even if the FPS cap was a bit lower). I went back into a pair of 570's due to getting them literally for free.

Yeah I was on a 560ti sli when bf3 launched but sold and went with a single gtx570 and been happy, no sli issues since crysis 2 was acting up and bf3 wasnt SUPER smooth but still had crazy high fps.

With the prices of gtx580's so darn low now Im almost thinking about just getting one of those instead of waiting for kepler. Its temping to sli my 570 since those are now much lower too but Im still timid with sli. I honestly dont need more than my 570 since im on 1080p but I just love playing with new hardware too lol
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I did a little graph from Guru3D reviews when comparing GTX 480 SLI vs HD 7970:

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uggg so tempted to pick up another 580 just for SLI as they getting cheep but not 100% sure if i want to as i keep hearing about micro stutter. i just wanna get 120 FPS to use my 120Hz monitor better lol. i look at it this way. cheaper to pick up one 580 then a new 680/7970 or whatever and have SLI 580s but at the same time i keep hearing about issues and whatnot lol
    
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I moved from a HD 6990 to HD 7970 and it was a nice move. I get less fps for sure but lower fps feel smother then CF setup. If you plan to keep it stock then HD 7970 is not much. If you overclock it its will shine.
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