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APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Pretty much this week.
BUDGET RANGE: Any budget is fine, pretty much looking to get the best card(s) performance wise. Either being solo card , or SLI/Crossfire, whichever is going to push the best performance, etc, at this time..
USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, multi-tasking, etc.
CURRENT GPU AND POWER SUPPLY: Crossfire 7770 GHZ , and a Corsair Professional Series AX 1200 Watt ATX/EPS Modular 80 PLUS Gold (AX1200)
OTHER RELEVANT SYSTEM SPECS: Running i7 3930k, asus rampage iv extreme mobo, g skill 16gb memory, ocz vertex 4 ssd, 1tb WD HD, using h80i watercooler
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Any website that provides logical prices, rebates, shipping, legitimate business, etc..
PARTS PREFERENCES: This is where I'm open to availability.. I'm trying to find out what the absolute best cards for performance right now would be.. Be it CF or SLI cards, or one of the larger single cards, etc. Trying to find out what the best is right now to go with is.
OVERCLOCKING: Of course
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Either or depending on the cards recommended for best performance, etc.
MONITOR RESOLUTION: Eyefinity 1920x1080 (x3)
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I am open to anything, reason for posting this is because I'm trying to find out what to purchase, either dual cards, single card, sli or crossfire, whichever is going to give me the best performance, and works excellent, pretty much the best way to build a set-up at this time.
post #2 of 17
if your going triple monitors i prefere the AMD solution
i would get crossfire 7970 GHZ
http://www.amazon.com/XFX-Edition-1050MHz-Graphics-FX797GTDFC/dp/B008RWH6AK/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1360359994&sr=8-1&keywords=xfx+7970+ghz
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Crossfire HD 7970 Ghz Editions, without a doubt.
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post #4 of 17
a single 7970 can do eyefinity 5760x1080 on modern games at around 40 fps on high settings each one of those cards will cost you $380. each additional crossfire card will add a 75-95% increase in performance of a single card so add about 32 fps onto the 40 for each additional card in crossfire
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The 7970 ghz edition are better than 7970's lightnings?
post #6 of 17
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The 7970 ghz edition are better than 7970's lightnings?

Depends on the silicon, either card you still have to get lucky for a good overclocker.
The original non-ghz 7970s do seem to OC better than any of the Ghz edition cards from what I've seen though. Not sure where the Ghz edition are better thing got started.
    
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The 7970 ghz edition are better than 7970's lightnings?

the MSI HD 7970 Lightning runs at 1070 mhz. the stock HD 7970 Ghz speeds are 1050 mhz. overclocking depends on the silicon lottery. these cards can do 1150 -1200 mhz. some chips can do above 1200+ mhz. in CF you can aim for 1.15 ghz because of air cooling constraints. the upper card would generally run hotter and the limiting factor would be temps.
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So what would you guys recommend... what exact cards? For the highest performance , quality, etc, or shall I wait for new release cards, or something, idk.. =/
post #9 of 17
If you want guaranteed beasts at overclocking I'd check out Asus's 7970 Matrix Platinums. thumb.gif
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So what would you guys recommend... what exact cards? For the highest performance , quality, etc, or shall I wait for new release cards, or something, idk.. =/

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