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Which would be a better deal.....2 radeon 7870 LE in crossfire or a single radeon 7970?

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I wonder this now cause i seen a radeon 7870 Tahiti LE Edition [Technically a radeon 7890 or 7930] on Newegg for $230 and saw that most single radeon 7970s cost around $400-500. Im just wondering which would be the best band for my buck?

Ive heard a lot of great things about the AMD radeon 7870 LEs, and that they had the best price/performance ratio. Also since i consider the 7870 more like and underclocked 7950.....do you think it would be a better deal to crossfire them instead of getting the single 7970?
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Ohh......... and yeah i know about how single card solutions are better than multi card set ups but that doesn't bother me much, i can deal the issues that come with it. Im just speaking performance and price wise.
    
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post #2 of 13
just wait for the 8000 series then decide what you want to do.
anyways why would you consider getting a 7970 over a 670?
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post #4 of 13
Are you using the cards with your current CPU in your sig?

If so, you're going to see a major bottlenecking issue.

But nonetheless, the 7970 Ghz is going to be the best deal for single card.
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As an owner of 7970 ghz cf, I would certainly say get a single 7950 or 7970 over crossfire of the lower end cards. All games will make use of the 7970s power only some will make equivalent use of the crossfire setup and you've then got to contend with more noise, heat, power, space, reduced airflow and driver issues while they sort out the crossfire profiles.
 
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Originally Posted by TinDaDragon View Post

Are you using the cards with your current CPU in your sig?

If so, you're going to see a major bottlenecking issue.

But nonetheless, the 7970 Ghz is going to be the best deal for single card.

LMAO! HELLZ NO! Im building a new fresh rig with new parts.....my budget is 2.5k approximately smile.gif
    
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post #7 of 13
just yolo and get a 680
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just yolo and get a 680

I dont want a GTX 680....i dont have $550 for a freakin single card that perform pretty much equal to the 7970 or 7870 LE crossfire, stop tryin to convert me to Nvidia lol

Anyhow my rig is gonna be an AMD rig. Funny thing is a would of been a hard knock Nvidia and Intel fanand listened if it werent for their steep prices and lack of performance for. To tell you the truth awhile ago i thought of AMD as an Obscure unknown brand till i actually did my research and found they they have cheaper prices for similar products that perform just about the same. [Except for the processor part lol, even i know they've been in a slump lately] biggrin.gif
    
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post #9 of 13
dude the 680 isnt just a "little" better than the 7970, plus you said it was a 2.5k build, so a 680 is very reasonable
post #10 of 13
If I were you, I would definitively wait for 8000 series and 700 from nvidia.

Haswell is going to be in may-june. Major change coming with it and I also think it is worth to wait for it if you are building a whole new system.

Better wait than being sorry considering the sum you are going to put into that computer. In the long term, I am quite sure you will be pleased by your decision of waiting.

Just to put things in perspective, Haswell is a new architecture while the new AMD and Nvidia series are not (take it as a refresh).
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