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hey guys i am looking for a good pair of card to sli/crossfire they can be either amd or nvidia. it can be nvidia gen 4** though 6** or amd gen 6****and 7***. i would like to keep the bundle under $400 but i will eat rice for a little while if it is worth it. thanks
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Don't bother with SLI/Crossfire at that price point -- get a good single GPU instead (GTX 670 or AMD 7970).
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i could get a pair of 6970's for that price i don't think that is less powerful then a 670
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Originally Posted by thomasgiles2012 View Post

i could get a pair of 6970's for that price i don't think that is less powerful then a 670
Both the 7970 and the 670 are more powerful than two 6970s.
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Don't bother with SLI/Crossfire at that price point -- get a good single GPU instead (GTX 670 or AMD 7970).

As he said, get a newer single card GTX670 or HD7950 thumb.gif

Could get GTX480 SLi or CF6950 but then you gota deal with any possible driver issues, some games only use 1 GPU, heat output and power usage would be bad (i know this too well).
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+1 for one single powerful card
 
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post #7 of 9
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Originally Posted by superj1977 View Post

As he said, get a newer single card GTX670 or HD7950 thumb.gif
Could get GTX480 SLi or CF6950 but then you gota deal with any possible driver issues, some games only use 1 GPU, heat output and power usage would be bad (i know this too well).

I forgot about 480 SLI -- but yeah, imagine the heat and noise of that.

I've also read a review somewhere where it was claimed that microstutter could potentially be aggravated when multi-GPU was attempted with more midrange class cards.
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I would get a 7970 or a 670/680.

...

Or just buy a bunch of GTX 480's and use them to heat your house. biggrin.gifbiggrin.gifbiggrin.gif
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Get this You can never go bad. NEVER. NO game at 1080p can smoke this baby (Ubersampling is worthless anyways)
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