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post #31 of 37
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Originally Posted by Captain1337 View Post

Even the 8350 will be bottlenecked since a 3960x is bottlenecking 4x 7970s. If you are going with 3x gpus, then consider upgrading your CPU first.

Damn even a 3960X would bottleneck potentially 3 cards ?

I was going to add a 3rd 670 FTW with my 3770K but perhaps that will be a mistake lol.
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post #32 of 37
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Out of those choices I would grab the nvidia option purely because I don't like XFX....

that being said, you should be grabbing a 7970/7950 from a better brand/card

670 FTWs clock great though but 7970s will net you higher FPS.

In theory it yields more FPS. But in reality most games don't really use all three GPU's. Majority of my games run better with one 7970.
 
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post #33 of 37
FC3 and GW2 is working pretty darn good in quadfire right now. I dunno about you guys but I'm good with it.
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FC3 and GW2 is working pretty darn good in quadfire right now. I dunno about you guys but I'm good with it.
For 120 FPS or just 60hz ?
 
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post #35 of 37
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Damn even a 3960X would bottleneck potentially 3 cards ?

I was going to add a 3rd 670 FTW with my 3770K but perhaps that will be a mistake lol.

I am not sure about 3 cards, but it definitely bottlenecks four cards if not overclocked enough.

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For 120 FPS or just 60hz ?

Most likely with a 120 hz.

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@op, what graphics card do you currently have?

At this time, the best thing to do is to upgrade the cpu and the motherboard. Even though you don't want to go with intel, you have to if you want to expect proper performance gains compared to diminishing and potentially less with the AMD counter parts.
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post #36 of 37
I can't get anything over 80FPS with three 7970's in FC3 in dx11
So I would say most likely 60hz.

I can't get anything steady over 110fps in dx9 in FC3 either. Its basically goes up and down so much its unplayable for me. However capping it at 90 FPS helps a great deal in DX9 and makes it very nice with Very High to High settings.

With Dx11 I have to cap it at 60fps to get smooth frame rate and I can't stand 60hz the only reason I have all my GPU's is to have 120fps gaming.

With all that said one 7970 yields the same results just a few FPS shy of those numbers and appears smoother overall in FC3. With one 7970 I can cap dx11 at 60fps and see frame rate stay 55 to 60 FPS. With DX9 and one 7970 I can get a even 90FPS dipping to 80FPS, which is very smooth. I played most the game and finished the game with one 7970 that was my best results for higher FPS.

I would discourage the OP from buying AMD because of drivers. However I do think people gaming at 60hz don't seem to care as much about the drivers. I think AMD is great for 3 screen gaming (high resolution). And Nvidia is great for one screen high FPS gaming. So giving advise to anyone I would keep those factors in mind. Do you want high resolution multi monitor gaming or 1080p high FPS gaming?
 
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If you don't want the amd drivers to bite you in the butt like UNOE, then consider getting only a single 7970.
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