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I was thinking about adding another 7970 to my build.

For those that have two 7970s how is it? Do you regret buying two?

Don't want to shell out a few hundred bucks for it to be a buggy nightmare.
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Another one for a single 1080p lcd is kinda useless, mine i mainly use for boinc not much improvements in games sence 1 can run nearly every game maxed out.
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Originally Posted by Bal3Wolf View Post

Another one for a single 1080p lcd is kinda useless, mine i mainly use for boinc not much improvements in games sence 1 can run nearly every game maxed out.

I agree, SLI/Xfire on a single monitor is useless, especially with a high-end card, unless you have a 120hz or 1440/1600p monitor. Heck, one of my GTX 470's can drive any game i run on Ultra on my monitor which runs @ 2048x1156 and it's "overclocked" to 80 Hz
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Im only getting another 7970 because I picked one up on ebay for 285$ and I couldn't resist . Then have to spend another 180$ to water cool it and grab an EK bridge ; - ;

But man will it look niceeeeee
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I'm planning on getting a 1440p monitor which is why I was looking into CF.
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Most people say you can run most games with just one 7970. Im also looking at crossovers as I type this.
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post #7 of 28
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Originally Posted by Starbomba View Post

I agree, SLI/Xfire on a single monitor is useless, especially with a high-end card, unless you have a 120hz or 1440/1600p monitor. Heck, one of my GTX 470's can drive any game i run on Ultra on my monitor which runs @ 2048x1156 and it's "overclocked" to 80 Hz

I wanna see you run FC3/BF3/Metro on Ultra.

Especially 64 player BF3.
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I wanna see you run FC3/BF3/Metro on Ultra.

Especially 64 player BF3.

I run regular BF3 on Ultra, but the single-player campaign. I do not mind about frames as long as they're close to or near 30 though. And for BF3 MP my bottleneck is my CPU, not my GPU's, though it helps to turn on SLI and turn off BOINC/Folding.

Haven't tried Metro, and FC3 isn't even on my list of to-be-played.

The only game that has been proved to be an issue is Skyrim, but i can blame all the mods and the lack of VRAM tongue.gif

I know my cards aren't top of the line nowadays, but i'm surprised how far has $280 taken me (yes, for both, watercooled and internationally shipped), especially with my i3.
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post #9 of 28
I have 3x 7970s and I have an ATi headache like once a week I swear. Ill never do it agan,









Who knows maybe I need a bios update or something. I finally got it running ok
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post #10 of 28
I also got Crossfire and I also agree it is a huge waste of money.

I'm in process of selling my second HD7950 and then trading my first one with some cash for HD7970, all you will need for gaming, especially if/when more games start to work properly with VirtuMVP.
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