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post #11 of 28
I can't see what resolution you're playing at on my phone, but I play at 1440p and definitely noticed a difference with a second 7950. Even if you vsync your games, I'd rather run two cards at low load to keep them running longer. As far as in concerned, its an investment. I've also never had a driver issue with AMD.
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I play at 1080x5060 I would buy a 7990 or 690.
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Here is the deal. HD 7970 will give you good enough graphics @ 1440p with no AA. Unless you are going to use the power its not worth it for one game or 2. Right now for me the only game what needs CFX is FC3 and BF3 which i dont play much.
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I can't remember the last rig that was mine mine that wasn't crossfired. thumb.gif
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Don't do it!
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If you're planning on maxing out Far Cry 3 or Crysis 3, you'll need the second card. Those are the only two games I know of that I can't run at all max settings on my 7970 GHz Edition. Those two games plus the need to future proof my rig are the reasons why I'm getting a second card.
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Pretty much like you, I got a 7970, then a 3rd 1080p monitor and then wanted higher fps so got a 2nd 7970. Poor decision frown.gif !

Pros:
occasionally a game plays well enough to run with decent settings at 5680x1080p and it makes you happy!
Bezel compensation is good!

Cons:
cost
heat
stuttering
PSU requirements
having to drop image quality with most games to get playable frame rates or having to revert back to single screen for high frame rates with high image quality
poor load sharing between cards

Personally having dabbled with X-Fire (currently have 2x 7970s) and eyefinity (just sold my 24" 1080p screens) I would say don't bother with either. Save yourself the money and headaches and get a decent 27" 1440p IPS monitor (what I've gone with now) and upgrade to next gen 8000 series if you still really need extra performance
 
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Quote:
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If you're planning on maxing out Far Cry 3 or Crysis 3, you'll need the second card. Those are the only two games I know of that I can't run at all max settings on my 7970 GHz Edition. Those two games plus the need to future proof my rig are the reasons why I'm getting a second card.

are you aware that far cry 3 has been abysmal in crossfire? I have to disable my second card when I play that. Not tried 13.1 drivers yet though... about to do that now actually

EDIT: 13.1 is certainly better but its still noticable
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Games like Crysis 3, Metro will needs a second card.
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I have 3x 7970s and I have an ATi headache like once a week I swear. Ill never do it agan,
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Who knows maybe I need a bios update or something. I finally got it running ok

biggrin.gif This happens to me all the time.
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