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Upgrading question. HD7970 Crossfired or GTx 690?

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I am not satisfied with single HD7970 so i was considering either buying a second one to put into crossfire or swapping my current card for GTx 690.
Wich would be wiser option, not all games support Crossfire well after all.
post #2 of 22
not all games support multigpu period... look at the games you play and decide. Would likely be cheaper to add the second 7970..

Either way will be quicker than a single 7970.
post #3 of 22
What resolution? If multi monitor the GTX 690 won't be as good as the 7970 I'd believe since it's technically 2x2GB cards, i.e it has 2 GB of VRAM in the end.
The GTX 690 is in itself a multi GPU card, IDK if games which don't support multi cards will actually read both cards?
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Originally Posted by Skorpian View Post

What resolution? If multi monitor the GTX 690 won't be as good as the 7970 I'd believe since it's technically 2x2GB cards, i.e it has 2 GB of VRAM in the end.
The GTX 690 is in itself a multi GPU card, IDK if games which don't support multi cards will actually read both cards?
GTX690 will act like a SLI setup. if a certain game has a problem with SLI, so will the GTX690.
post #5 of 22
Grab a cheap 7970.
Cheaper, less hassle (dont have to sell 7970 atm), and call it a day. What res are you playing a 7970 should be fine in 1080p/1440p on one monitor.
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Get a second 7970. They scale better (crissfirex scales better than sli)., have an extra GB of VRAM, and outpreforn a 690 at stock and destroy it if overclocked.
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post #7 of 22
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Originally Posted by budgetcreep2012 View Post

Get a second 7970. They scale better (crissfirex scales better than sli)., have an extra GB of VRAM, and outpreforn a 690 at stock and destroy it if overclocked.
though in my experience with the past, micro-stuttering is worse on AMD cards. perhaps it is not the case nowadays.
post #8 of 22
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My current resolution is 1920x1080. I plan on getting a new 120Hz monitor(with same resolution) when i buy the second GPU too, currently i have a few years old 60Hz BenQ monitor.
post #9 of 22
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Originally Posted by Anusha View Post

though in my experience with the past, micro-stuttering is worse on AMD cards. perhaps it is not the case nowadays.


Since the catalyst 13.2 drivers came out, the frame latency (micro stuttering) issue has been fixed
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post #10 of 22
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Originally Posted by budgetcreep2012 View Post

Since the catalyst 13.2 drivers came out, the frame latency (micro stuttering) issue has been fixed
i thought it was only single GPU micro-stuttering.
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