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which would be better for triple monitors and high end gaming


2 3gb 7950 gigabyte x3


or


1 6gb 7970 sapphire vapor x





for 2 7950's £460
for 1 7970 £465



im new to building computers so bit of a noob
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Originally Posted by jameswilkes View Post

which would be better for triple monitors and high end gaming


2 3gb 7950 gigabyte x3


or


1 6gb 7970 sapphire vapor x





for 2 7950's £460
for 1 7970 £465



im new to building computers so bit of a noob
2 7950s by far
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The 3 GB card.

Currently the 7950 is the best deal high end card on the market, and 3 GB should be more than enough for triple monitor gaming. 6 GB is way overkill, but if you're looking for a 4 GB card to be certain you don't run out of VRAM than I'd get a 4 GB 670.

Also, remember when you crossfire/SLI, your total amount of VRAM is the amount the card with the lowest VRAM has, so in your case with 2x 3 GB 7950's, you'd only have 3 GB VRAM total.
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which would be better for triple monitors and high end gaming
2 3gb 7950 gigabyte x3

This is the better option
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im doing 3 24 inch monitors

still get 7950s ??
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2 3gb 7950 gigabyte x3
for 2 7950's £460

is that price per or total for 2x?

if that is per why not just get a 7990?
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is that price per or total for 2x?

if that is per why not just get a 7990?



thats is for 2 they are 230 each

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=GX-098-GI&groupid=701&catid=56&subcat=1673
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then i would say just go single card. same if not better performance since its already two in one card. should also have better cooling due to the first card not getting less air.
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then i would say just go single card. same if not better performance since its already two in one card. should also have better cooling due to the first card not getting less air.
That is not a dual card, it is just one with 6gb of vram.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202005

I would for sure go for the 7950's they will be faster out right.
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That is not a dual card, it is just one with 6gb of vram.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202005

I would for sure go for the 7950's they will be faster out right.

He is talking 7990.
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