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What sort of resolution is he playing at? GTX 680 is the best all-around option; if it will play anything at his resolution (hypothetically if it's single 1080p, no-brainer), definitely go for it. If the 680 isn't quite enough, maybe CF 7850's.

I'd personally go with 7850's over 6970's; the 7850 is only about 7% behind the 6970 at stock, I'm sure 7850 is roughly tied or faster factoring in an overclock. Another benefit, it uses less power and it'll retain value better since it's newer.
 
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What sort of resolution is he playing at? GTX 680 is the best all-around option; if it will play anything at his resolution (hypothetically if it's single 1080p, no-brainer), definitely go for it. If the 680 isn't quite enough, maybe CF 7850's.
I'd personally go with 7850's over 6970's; the 7850 is only about 7% behind the 6970 at stock, I'm sure 7850 is roughly tied or faster factoring in an overclock.

Yeah completely forgot about the 78xx series. If you can find either the 7850s or 7870s at or a bit more than the 6970s, go for that. the 7850s really OC well.
     
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I'd get the GTX680.. Well depending on the difference in cost. You do have to remember crossfire cards are harder to cool and use more power. So you'd have to possibly get a more powerful power supply along with using more power.

As people have been saying you do get some issues with Crossfire/SLI cards, I don't get micro stuttering on my setup (CFX 6850's). I do get screen tearing on BF3 sometimes as of the latest patch. But that's probably due to a high FPS when I go inside. If your friend is technically minded (Into computers and stuff) grab the 2x 6970's or even 2x 6950's if it's a fair bit cheaper.

Otherwise I can't push enough for people that don't know how it all works to get a single card!

All in all Multiple cards isn't that bad, I've only had 1-2 little problems on new release games. Which most people with single cards got anyway.
 
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post #14 of 22
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ok, looks like it is going to be a 680, he will not be SLIing though. Not enough money tongue.gif
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ok, looks like it is going to be a 680, he will not be SLIing though. Not enough money tongue.gif

Yeah, not now.. Later on thumb.gif
 
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post #16 of 22
I have 6970 cross fire ..

Let me tell you , i have no , i repeat no micro stuttering what so ever on any game .. that includes Battlefield 3 @ 1080p ultra preset + fxaa .. solid 60FPS , on any map conquest large in karkand with 64 players it drops to 50FPS Minimum .. I cant see a gtx680 doing this

The only reason why you would ever get microstutter is because of the frames spiking , especially in battlefield 3 .. the things that fixed this for me was to turn hyper threading off and use a program called BANDICAM which you can limit the FPS to 60 and im telling you all problems are gone it runs perfectly .

It would outperform a 680 with its eyes closed .

the 680 has its advantages but the 6970 crossfire setup will perform stronger if you get it setup and working correctly like i have . You will have problems with crossfire sometimes but to me its an easy fix every time because i know what im doing .. but for someone else it might be a huge headache and they will hate it and bag it out all day just like everyone on here does ..

Anyone complaining about poor performance , micro stutering .. have no idea what theyre doing , sorry .

I love my 6970 crossfire setup it plays everything completely maxed out for me @ 60FPS , it helps to limit the frame rate to your refresh rate .. it eliminates the micro stuttering completely believe me =) with out BANDICAM i had bad stuttering in bf3 .

Theres alot of factors that cause stutter , it could all come down to something as small as your mouse causing it .. cheap mouses cant track 100% accuratly , thats why it skips all over the place on the screen when you turn fast ..
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Why not a 7970? It's cheaper than a 680 and its on par with the 680 after overclocks are factored in.

Either way, I'd go for a single card solution any day. Be it the 7970 or the 680.
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post #18 of 22
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Why not a 7970? It's cheaper than a 680 and its on par with the 680 after overclocks are factored in.
Either way, I'd go for a single card solution any day. Be it the 7970 or the 680.

each to their own .. I wouldnt

Only bcos i know that i wont have microstutter on my setup .. they arent supposed to have micro stutter , that is caused from the users end or a poorly optimized game / drivers .. which is old news , thats all sorted along time ago with recent titles and it shouldnt happen in future titles because the drivers have matured enough over the past 1.5 years for the 6XXX cards .

As i said to fix micro stutter all you have to do is limit your frame rate to 60 or 120 whatever you please .. it is really that simple rolleyes.gif not with vsync , with a video recording program that limits your FPS in dx apps like BANDICAM does .

single card = boring =)

2 , 3 or 4 is where its at .
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Actually it is probably going to be 2*670 as this will whup anything's ass in performance and value for money...

Correct me if I am wrong...
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I've got two 6950's unlocked to 960/1460 24/7. They can get to 98% of a single high clocked 7970. How do I know? I own both setups. In BF3 my 2500K rigged 2500K clocked at 5ghz 24/7 running ultra, 2x msaa, ssao, frames stay around 100-110 on 64 player maps. Stutter? What is that?
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