Originally Posted by Maximization
I was able to get a second Diamond 7870 reference card last week for a rather good price. The performance is notacible. I don't have crysis 3 , but did manage to get Battlefield 3 a few days ago with EA 70% sale and i can max out all settings on Battlefield 3. I did get better performace once i installed the cap profile update from ati . It really is important what driver is being used. They have had allot of revisions past few weeks.
You can almost max out BF3 with a single 7870, which was the entire reason I went with one in the first place
. I am still curious to see your results though, if your willing to post them.
Originally Posted by [CyGnus]
Mattb2e i play crysis 3 over 60fps in high settings my 7870 is at 1200/1450 with 2x SMAA if you use more then that your FPS drop a lot.
If you want to upgrade from a 7870 dont go for a 7870XT at least get a 7950 boost.
Unfortunately, my card does not clock that high. If I remember correctly, the highest I was able to get stable was 1150/1450. Even still, overclocked at 1100/1450 I get drops every now and then, at high settings with 1xSMAA. The max FPS aren't the issue, its the minimum i'm concerned with. Once you dip below 30, things become alot less fluid.
In terms of an upgrade, I know an HD7950 would be nice, but a second 7870 would perform better than a single 7950, or even a single 7970. Although, then I run the risk of added headaches with microstuttering and what not. Which is why I am posting here
. Im hoping that someone can share their results with me to sort of justify the purchase
I haven't tried overclocking since 12.8, so it might be worth while to give it a shot again.