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post #21 of 28
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would the 7870 hold its own on ultra with crysis 3 coming out?

Ultra? Not with 4x MSAA from what I saw in the beta. With 1x or 2x MSAA I would say you could possibly max out all the other settings.
With my 7970 the difference between 2x and 4x MSAA is huge. 4x = unplayable 20-30FPS while 2x is 60+FPS and smooth for me.


I would guess a 7870 would pull mid 40's in the beta with 2x and possibly more with game release and driver updates.
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Hm, alrighty thanks for the info! Hello from the Hennipin County Area, sir.
post #23 of 28
IMO 7870 will keep you satisfied on most games at 1080p on usually all max graphic settings. You might have to turn it down just a notch for some really graphic intensive games like Crysis 3, The Witcher 2 etc.

You will still be playing on maximum just turn off the really shiny settings like 'Ubersampling' which don't make too much of a difference (at least to me) and turn AA/AF down just a notch.

JFYI - Crysis 3 looks superb on my 7870 XT on High with MSAA to 4x. If I turn it up to Very High (again, looks superb and plays great but without 4x MSAA) I have to reduce MSAA 4x to lower settings. And then the game runs super smooth. Remember it's still in beta and with the final release + driver updates the performance will be much improved.
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Good post, I just bought a MSI 7950 on ebay today for a good price, can't wait till it arrives!

OP, I personally recommend you just go with a single 7950 if you are looking for a good graphics card. Last April is when I got into the computer building hobby. I bought a budget 550ti card. Late last year I wanted more horsepower so I bought a second 550ti for SLI.

LIke everyone else here says, avoid SLI/crossfire. Two cards are troublesome, they crash, they glitch, they micro stutter, they consume alot of power, and in some cases (like mine) you need to use driver hacks and other loopholes/garbage to make them run in SLI/crossfire correctly. I know I am using budget cards but still.

I may crossfire the 7950 down the road, but right now I bought a single one to destroy the 550ti SLI steup. I'm sick and tired of this card. I almost feel like setting it on fire when my new cards comes. devil.gif
post #25 of 28
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Good post, I just bought a MSI 7950 on ebay today for a good price, can't wait till it arrives!

OP, I personally recommend you just go with a single 7950 if you are looking for a good graphics card. Last April is when I got into the computer building hobby. I bought a budget 550ti card. Late last year I wanted more horsepower so I bought a second 550ti for SLI.

LIke everyone else here says, avoid SLI/crossfire. Two cards are troublesome, they crash, they glitch, they micro stutter, they consume alot of power, and in some cases (like mine) you need to use driver hacks and other loopholes/garbage to make them run in SLI/crossfire correctly. I know I am using budget cards but still.

I may crossfire the 7950 down the road, but right now I bought a single one to destroy the 550ti SLI steup. I'm sick and tired of this card. I almost feel like setting it on fire when my new cards comes. devil.gif

I am sorry but not everyone here want to avoid SLI or Crossfire, Im not really sure what you are even talking about. I have been using dual/triple card since my GT8800 and with a little tweaking everything run smooth.

OP i havent replaced my 6970s as they arent giving me any trouble and they perform better then a 7970. So if your 7870s are serving you good you will be downgrading with a 7950...
post #26 of 28
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You misunderstand, i do not yet own any 7000 series.

Well, im still on the fence about these cards. i know i want to go with AMD, they have worked well with my first processor, the Phenom II, and i will honor them with buying a card from them as well.

Now, im willing to shell out 260 dollars for the Hawk. What have your thoughts on the Hawk?
post #27 of 28
Have those crysis 3 beta numbers for you

7870 Hawk
1300 Core
1450 Mem
1920x1080


Ultra, 4X MSAA

Frames, Time (ms), Min, Max, Avg
  4949,    120000,  26,  50, 41.242


Kinda felt alittle sluggish


Ultra 2X MSAA

Frames, Time (ms), Min, Max, Avg
  6032,    120000,  42,  61, 50.267
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nice! thanks!
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