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So I was almost set on buying a lightning 680 from MSI when I thought maybe I could buy 2 cards for half the price of the 680 and sli/crossfire them for more performance.

The only questions I have are I am most likely going to buy a 3d monitor, mainly for the 120hz and would like to also be able to take advantage of the 3d aspect (not gonna be used a lot).

With that being said, does a 7950 CF setup allow for 3d capability?

Which is the better option for fps?


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Well a single 7950 when overclocked beats a single 680 on latest drivers so... you can work out the answer biggrin.gif Sadly AMD don't offer a good 3D option though.
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Sadly AMD card don't offer a good 3D option though.

When you say "a" do you mean they offer one? I have not been able to find any info on 3D from AMD.
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When you say "a" do you mean they offer one? I have not been able to find any info on 3D from AMD.
They do offer one but it's far inferior to Nvdias.
http://www.amd.com/us/products/technologies/amd-hd3d/Pages/hd3d.aspx
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When you say "a" do you mean they offer one? I have not been able to find any info on 3D from AMD.

AMD does 3D just fine, with Tri Def. Pretty even with Nvidia, though Nvidia is still more hassle free as its built right into the Nvidia drivers. They work pretty much the same, some games work better on Tri Def while others work better on Nvidia. Though I never even cared to buy the 3D kit for my monitor, more of a gimmick for me. Though if you want 3D from AMD your limited to a single card ATM.
Gaming performance Would nearly be double on the 7950cf vs single 680, CF scales better then SLI and the newest Caps really smooth out CF. CF is damn near perfect ATM, and if you want more control you can always get the Radeon Pro software. If your going to get a 120hz monitor for 3D, skip the 3D part and just use 120hz. In 3D mode your only getting 60hz for each eye, not worth the decreased smoothness.
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thanks for the info DzillaXx you have made my decision for me smile.gif


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yeah its worth playing with 1080p 120 Hz than at half the frame rates with 3D. get a single HD 7950 and overclock it to 1.15 - 1.2 Ghz. you will be on par or faster than GTX 680(1.3 Ghz) . If you strictly want 1080p 3D Nvidia offers a well integrated solution in their drivers while AMD relies on third party software. Since Nvidia solutions for 3D are integrated with their drivers they are easier.
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AMD really beasted in this generation. Good Job AMD! Even on the CPU side they are catching up biggrin.gif
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Ye I am kinds of leaning towards AMD after being a long time Nvidia fan. Mainly due to the fact to help their stock and increase competition. I dont wanna get DPed by Nvidia and Intel in the future tongue.gif
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Well a single 7950 when overclocked beats a single 680 on latest drivers so... you can work out the answer biggrin.gif Sadly AMD don't offer a good 3D option though.
Overclocked, yes. Versus a 680 Lighting overclocked? No. But the 7950's are better imo.
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