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Hello!



I recently had a surprise from my dad, he gave me a 24 inch 1920x1200 monitor plus a 20 inch 1400x900 monitor, which i have 2 of now.
Now, i want to make myself a eeyefinity setup with these 2 1400x900 and the 1920x1200 in the middle. But my current GPU can't handle it I think, as it is a HD6870. I don't have much money at the moment, lets say 100 euros. So the first thing that came to mind was a crossfire setup.
I can get a second-hand 6870 for 100 euros, or i can sell my current card and throw 100 euros in and buy a card for about 200-250 euros.

what would be the best option, single 250 euro GPU or a dual 6870? (I don't care if the dual card setup is more of a hassle)

and if the 200-250 euro GPU is a better option, which card should I get?


(It's a no-brainer that this card will be overclocked ;P)


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Go for a single GPU. the HD 7950 is the card to get. you might need to spend a bit more. but the HD 7950 is worth every penny. clock for clock HD 7950 is 3 - 5% slower than HD 7970. the HD 7950 is the perfect card for eyefinity and high resolution gaming. HD 7950(1.15 Ghz) is faster than HD 6970 CF. so no question it will crush the HD 6870 CF. also for eyefinity you need a card with the VRAM and bandwidth of HD 7950. do not go for HD 6870 CF. its a bad choice.

http://www.dixons.nl/computers/componenten/videokaarten/15377388/sapphire-radeon-hd7950-boost-3gb.html#.UK-05meqiLA

http://www.mycom.nl/Product/Componenten-Videokaart/Sapphire-Radeon-HD7950-Boost,3GB/1366340
Edited by raghu78 - 11/23/12 at 9:44am
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Originally Posted by raghu78 View Post

Go for a single GPU. the HD 7950 is the card to get. you might need to spend a bit more. but the HD 7950 is worth every penny. clock for clock HD 7950 is 3 - 5% slower than HD 7970. the HD 7950 is the perfect card for eyefinity and high resolution gaming. HD 7950(1.15 Ghz) is faster than HD 6970 CF. so no question it will crush the HD 6870 CF. also for eyefinity you need a card with the VRAM and bandwidth of HD 7950. do not go for HD 6870 CF. its a bad choice.
http://www.dixons.nl/computers/componenten/videokaarten/15377388/sapphire-radeon-hd7950-boost-3gb.html#.UK-05meqiLA
http://www.mycom.nl/Product/Componenten-Videokaart/Sapphire-Radeon-HD7950-Boost,3GB/1366340

Thanks a lot, do you know if this card has voltage control, becouse my current card from sapphire does not have voltage control, and as i am planning to overclock the living hell out of this card, I need voltage control.
You dutch btw?
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