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I would get a HD 7950. Dont bother getting CF HD 7850 please. CF is made for higher end cards.
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Originally Posted by cainy1991 View Post

buuut 7870's have same Vram as 7850... and when both OC'ed the difference is not worth the extra $78 .... or is it? :S there are not enough benches out there LOL or atleast ones that I can find

$78 each or?
Because it is, sure on a percentage basis they don't clock as much as a 7850 in general but two 7870's will be a lot better then two 7850's. I'll try and find a quick bench..

Looking at benches 7950's scale better and overall perform better.. OP would be better off with a 7950 for now as it has more vRAM and you can add 2-3 or even 4 cards. You can't have 3+ 7850's this generation.

7850's are a good card, but I think you'd be happier with a 7950 and add a second sooner rather then later. The 7870 is what I'd suggest but with current pricing you'd be a fool to not grab a 7950 for a bit more or even just grab two now if you can afford that.
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$78 each or?
Because it is, sure on a percentage basis they don't clock as much as a 7850 in general but two 7870's will be a lot better then two 7850's. I'll try and find a quick bench..

Looking at benches 7950's scale better and overall perform better.. OP would be better off with a 7950 for now as it has more vRAM and you can add 2-3 or even 4 cards. You can't have 3+ 7850's this generation.

7850's are a good card, but I think you'd be happier with a 7950 and add a second sooner rather then later. The 7870 is what I'd suggest but with current pricing you'd be a fool to not grab a 7950 for a bit more or even just grab two now if you can afford that.

any idea who is selling 7950's atm? as mwave and pccase are currently out of stock on the majority of decent (somewhat low priced) ones?

the best options currently from them are either powercolor or gigabyte not hugly fond of either brand...
(I know powercolor is VTX/tul/ionno)

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I would get a HD 7950. Dont bother getting CF HD 7850 please. CF is made for higher end cards.

I have heard this a fair few times...
Im interested in getting a couple of 7950's for this purpose alone..
as I have only had mid end cards in crossfire in the past...
3870 crossfire... 4870x2... 5770 trifire(dont judge they where a present lol)... 6870 trifire
and havnt had many overly bad issues In the past..
had the most issues of all when I tried sli for the first time(8800gt sli was replaced by 4870x2)
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Gig boards can be nice, but a UD5 or UD7 would be much better
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Actually your score is 3dmark score is 8238. We go by combined score not the individual ones. I beat that with my side rig with only 2 6870's back when it was in a bigger case and was watercooled. I think you should be more open to people's advice because it seems that you have a misconception about nearly everything you say.
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Actually your score is 8238. I beat that with my side rig with only 2 6870's back when it was in a bigger case and was watercooled. I think you should be more open to people's advice because it seems that you have a misconception about nearly everything you say.

I was reffering to graphics score alone as I do not have my proper MOBO atm and I have two cores locked off, stock voltage and lower core clock than usual
my normal total score is much higher... and if you had read the previous statements properly you would know this...


and much of what is a "misconception" is a misunderstanding of the language
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any idea who is selling 7950's atm? as mwave and pccase are currently out of stock on the majority of decent (somewhat low priced) ones?

the best options currently from them are either powercolor or gigabyte not hugly fond of either brand...
(I know powercolor is VTX/tul/ionno)

(as you also from aus I figured I would ask you)

Yeah, I'll have a look for you! thumb.gif

EDIT: You said you weren't a fan of the Gigabyte ones, but that is the best available right now, well for the price. I did happen to find a few ASUS ones at rouge sites for around the ~$340 mark. The powercolor one looks alright also, I'd personally go with the Gigabyte though as they are a good brand and they generally overclock rather well. The only thing to add is that they aren't a good cooler for Crossfire.

Maybe you could wait (Till the 21st and spend a few $$$ more) and grab the triple slot ASUS DC2? The cooler works well for Crossfire but the card is triple slot which can cause issues.. That is on PCCG.

EDIT: Reference sucks, but it works best for Crossfire I know that.. Link, it's fairly cheap too and HIS are a good brand. There are quite a few options, may I ask where you are located in Australia? There may be a local shop with a decent price. smile.gif
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You just don't listen to anyone when they give you decent advice. You opened this thread to ask a question, but spend most of it telling other people off. Honestly, your rig is a nightmare of bottlenecks. Quit talking and just listen bro.
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7 x Artic F12 Case Fans Custom Sleeved in White... Win10 64bit 3 x 21.5in Led 1080p Eyefinity Corsair K90  
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You just don't listen to anyone when they give you decent advice. You opened this thread to ask a question, but spend most of it telling other people off. Honestly, your rig is a nightmare of bottlenecks. Quit talking and just listen bro.

what good advice have you given? none...
you suggested I wanted an upgrade(therefore did not read the original post...)
go back to 4chan

look at the final post on page three... if you can answer that I will be impressed.
(with something other than sensors are dead... unless you have some form of proof)
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