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Should i do a crossfire with my old card, or get a new one

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Hey overclock.net! i have a sapphire 6750 1gb 128 bit GDDR5 video card, and when i upgrade my build, would it be worth it to get a crossfire bridge and another card for a total of like $110-120, or buy a card that is about $150, but newer. when i upgrade, i will probably get a new psu, mobo, cpu, ram, and i am wondering about my video card. any help is greatly appreciated thumb.gif
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I think you will be better off to go CF unless you bump the budget up another hundred bux or so.
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I think you will be better off to go CF unless you bump the budget up another hundred bux or so.
This. 150 isn't much to buy a new card that's better then what you already have.

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Crossfiring low-end cards might equal a medium-end card. Maybe. But low-end crossfire is particularly vulnerable to micro-stuttering. Just save up for a decent card.

If performance on your current card bothers you, you can get a 6870 that will be a major improvement over what you have (probably better than the 6750s in crossfire even if you get the crossfire configured & working perfectly).

$175-$30 rebate - $145 total
http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=62756&vpn=HD687AZHFC&manufacture=XFX&promoid=1230

If rebates bother you, you can get a cheap 6870 from newegg:

$155-$10 rebate + $8 shipping + free Dirt3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161389

So you can significantly upgrade for about $150. If your monitor is 1680x1050 or less, the 6870 should blow away even the harder games to run. At 1920x1080 it'll still be great for most games and run the harder games smoothly on 'high' (though not smoothly on 'ultra'. If your resolution is 1920x1080 it might be nice (if in reach) to save for a 7850, but the 6870 a fantastic performer for the price.

The 6750 is very nearly the same card as the 5750. You can see the 5750 compared with the 6870 here:
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/537?vs=540
    
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yeah because i am thinking of going with trinity when it comes out (if its any good jealoussmiley.gif) but if it isnt that good then i think ill just go with piledriver or like an ivybridge i3, and a bigger card like 6870.
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here is a little something on Trinity



http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1838/1/
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Nope. Sell that HD6750 and get a HD7770/7850 instead.
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here is a little something on Trinity
http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1838/1/

There wasn't anything about trinity in that article, did you mean to link a different one? Also, I already knew a8 integrated graphics beat i3 integrated graphics...
    
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Thanks. I may always recommend Intel for desktops, but I do hope to buy a Trinity laptop this fall.
    
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